Virtual Identity Theft: R U (4) Real?

Oct 2, 2008In this performance-installation, Second Front challenges gallery-goers to prove that they are “real.” We are avatars in Second Life who can fly, teleport and change gender, and many other things. We do not age or get sick. Second Front does not understand how you can, or even would want to, live a first life. We invite to tell us who you are, and what is good about your "First Life".

By sharing the stories of the visitors, we will take a little bit of that person with us through a hidden webcam. Constructing items such as milk cartons, “soul gems” and other artifacts, we will build a “hall of identities” as well as distribute identity-objects throughout the Grid.