VB15- Gracie/Kris Performance Saturday noon SLT/PST

V A N E E E S A     B L A Y L O C K /  C O M P A N Y
=== VB15 – GRACIE / KRIS ===
Saturday 6 MAR 10 – Noon-2pm SLT



Eostara (207,51,263) – March 1, 2010 – Gracie Kendal & VB/CO will offer 16 avatars, 16 variations of identity, 16 life possibilities, for the audience to consider in this performance where the body is presented directly before the audience, unmediated by the brush of the painter or the lens of the photographer.

Gracie Kendal, also known as Kristine Schomaker in real life, is completing her Thesis for the Masters Degree in Art through the execution of her “The Gracie Kendal Project-A Conversation with my Avatar” where she utilizes installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance to explore her real life through the lens of her second life avatar.

“I am projecting myself onto another form and confronting my own imperfections,” Kendal says.  “My work deals with the process of becoming self-aware while living in a media-saturated, technologically advancing society.”

“The human body has been represented in painting and sculpture for 500 years, but always mediated by the artist’s hand,” Company Director Vaneeesa Blaylock said.  “In a world where avatars are emerging as new citizens, we will present the avatar as a work of sculpture directly to the audience. We state ‘I Rez, Therefore I Am.'”

For more information about the Gracie Kendal Project contact Gracie Kendal or Kris Schomaker or visit https://graciekendal.wordpress.com.  To learn more about the “VB15 – Gracie / Kris” installation or the Eostara Art Gallery, contact Vaneeesa Blaylock or visit http://vaneeesa.blogspot.com.

In the past year Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company has produced numerous performance artworks in Second Life, including 14 large-scale productions, 3 duets, and 11 solo works. Ms. Blaylock holds an MFA in New Media from the Koninklijk Conservatorium and a degree in Choreography from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Kris Schomaker (aka Gracie Kendal) lives in Southern California and will graduate in May 2010 with her MA in Art from California State University, Northridge. She has been an artist for over 12 years experimenting in various interdisciplinary art forms, and is currently exploring her own identity through new media and performance art.

=== VB15 – GRACIE / KRIS ===

Gracie Kendal, Guest Artist

=== VB/CO ===
Seasprite Destiny, Managing Director
Calliope Novaland, Publicist
Friday Blaisdale, Stage Manager
Forceme Silverspar, Stage Manager
Shape Rembrandt, Avatar Design
NightOwl Meridoc, Wardrobe Supervisor
Vaneeesa Blaylock, Artistic Director

by Vaneeesa Blaylock  / Company
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Netherlands License.
Based on a work at http://vaneeesa.blogspot.com



2 thoughts on “VB15- Gracie/Kris Performance Saturday noon SLT/PST

  1. I can’t think of another artist who has peeled back the layers of identity so honestly and so… well, humanly. And since your courageous journey has effected so many of us in different ways (you left very little wiggle room, ya know) – and since that is one of the purposes of art – I’d say, yeah, without a doubt, it’s art. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s