Manifesto for Virtual Maintenance Art
To close Spring Semester 2015, learners enrolled in Medici University’s Virtual Public Art 199 – Field Research course will participate in the sustainable practice of returning virtual resources to their native state.
Over the previous 6 months, 70 learners with studios spread across the 6.5 hectare Medici University campus will have rezzed and textured 15,000 primitive objects. During this final week before handover of the LEA23 region to its new “Round 9” inhabitants, we will strip the textures off of all 15,000 primitive objects, returning them to their default plywood texture. Finally we will neatly stack those objects for use by future artists.