I was awake at 5am the other morning so I could go to a artistic performance in Second Life.
The performance was of Pink Floyd’s The Wall concert set to the original music from The Wall.
And it was spectacular. It is so popular we had to be there an hour before start to make sure we could get into the sim.
The group who put it together used particles, objects moving, photos and digital puppets all coreographed the the soundtrack to great effect by the CARP team.
During the performance the wall was slowly built until the climax at end when at the crowds shouting “Tear Down The Wall” saw the wall of bricks all tumble down at which point everyone was invited to go dance on the bricks.
It was at hat point you got to see just how big a stage it was. These bricks were huge.
Interestingly we were told to turn the music stream on beforehand and leave it on and not pause it or it would then be out of sync with the performance. It reminded me of just how much we a still at the infancy stage of the virtual world emergence – a sense of almost analog linear performance in a totally digital environment.
Brilliant stuff. See the slideshow on Flickr below.
Flickr set: http://flickr.com/photos/dnwallace/sets/72157604647772637/
Found this great slideshow of the event on the second arts blog:
Peace – Dave