It kind of depends on whether you think the cup is half empty or half full as to what you think of my latest virtual performance/installation. Yes, I deleted my entire inventory in Second Life. Or what I was allowed to delete. Turns out I can’t delete my library or calling cards. Well I can delete calling cards, but they just show up again because I still have those friends on my list. AND I am NOT deleting my friends!!!
This past Sunday, I finished the performative aspect of this project. I deleted everything I have ever owned, bought, created, was gifted and traded. Everything. The only thing I am keeping is my skin, shape and AO.
I have to tell you, during the performance on Sunday, it was a rather liberating feeling letting go of all the stuff. I felt like I did when I had my hair shaved off. I felt free.
I do have to say though, I got a bit sad when I was looking at some old Second Life photos today. I was looking at the comics I made for my Masters Thesis, and I was saying to myself, “Oh I remember that house, or that dress.” At least I have photos on my hard drive.
Here are some photos of the final durational performance of “Binge and Purge”…