121212: Moving Mountains in Second Life

Penn State Art Education faculty members, Karen Keifer-Boyd and Wanda Knight, along with Penn State Art Education alumni, Christine Liao, Ryan Patton, Bob Sweeny, and Mary Elizabeth Meier, and colleagues Aaron Knochel and Ryan Shin, have collaborated over the past six months to create a live cyberformance, Moving Mountains.

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Moving Mountains will be performed on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) and Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The live link to the performance is at https://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=4058

Live broadcast at the HUB-Robeson Center in the Charlotte Ray Memorial lounge (a.k.a. the Fishbowl).

Playing with the metaphor of “moving mountains”, our cyberformance explores border crossing of disciplines, of physical spaces, of body, and identity. Our avatars encounter mountains as obstacles, stability, hope, ephemerality, divisions, distance, deep geological time, rhizomes, decentralization, and remapped and repurposed socio-political geological structures. Moving Mountains sets into motion participation from sites where the live performance is broadcasted, including student centers at our different universities.

The Moving Mountains synopsis is at https://upstage.org.nz/121212/movingmountains.html

To watch the live performances, you need a Web browser and standard Internet connection.

For the adventuresome, we invite you to join us on stage for impromptu interaction with the performers (in Second Life) at https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Penn%20State%20Isle/220/177/241