About Virtual Public Art
What’s the difference between reality and fantasy? There’s no difference. Isn’t Mickey Mouse real? This guy is raising much more interest, and money, and shaping reality more than me and you together, and all of the people in this gallery, and probably the whole country.
— Franco Mattes
Virtual Public Art.com: Activities for Avatars, is a celebration of the other half of our humanity. Of our inner identities that we humans have always had, but that are ever more emergent in the age of online networks. When you experience life as an avatar you gain new access to your truest self.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
— Oscar Wilde
Virtual Public Art.com facilitates activities where avatars can share joys and fears and new ideas. Activities where avatars can play. Activities where avatars can fight for social justice.
Welcome to the 21st century. Put on your mask and tell me something real.
About Vanessa Blaylock Company
During the heyday of VBCO production the company included many participants: Stage Managers, Publicists, Designers, and others. Having left the rigors of performance art for more open ended participatory events, the organization is now similarly more open ended, ad hoc, and fast moving. Past and current members are here:
• Historical VBCO Staff Roster
• Current Band Members
About Vanessa Blaylock
Vanessa Blaylock is the Artistic Director of Vanessa Blaylock Company. Born in Washington DC, she currently resides in The Hague. She holds an MFA in New Media from Koninklijk Conservatorium (1998) and a BFA in Choreography from the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (1991). From 2009 – 2013 she produced 50 performance artworks as well as various “field trips” and solo performance works and graphic images. Her full biography is here:
• Vanessa Blaylock Biography
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• You can also visit the VBCO Media Image Collection for an extensive collection of images you can use.
VB17 – Dark Side of the Moon
VB42 – Avatar Pride Parade
Activity #2 – Candlelight Vigil
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