Alexander Rose, executive director of the Long Now Foundation being
given a tour of the 77 Million Paintings installation at Art Center by
Art Center director Annie Ok (Xantherus Halberd in SL), Angrybeth
Shortbread and Cyrus Huffhines.
Art Center presents the Second Life premiere of 77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno, in partnership with The Long Now Foundation and blueair.tv/. This exhibition will be happening concurrently with the real life one at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and take place throughout various locations in Second Life, each with their own unique installation, as well as a different 77 Million Paintings collectible gift at each spot.
Conceived by Brian Eno as "visual music", his latest artwork, 77 Million Paintings is a constantly evolving sound and imagescape which continues his exploration into light as an artist's medium and the aesthetic possibilities of "generative software".
He first created 77 Million Paintings to bring art to the increasing number of flat panel TV's and monitors that often sit darkened and underutilized. Now Eno is also showing large installations of this work, recently at the Venice Bienniale and Milan Triennale, and in Tokyo, London and South Africa. The installation will be the Second Life premiere of his work to dovetail the North American premiere in San Francisco.
77 Million Paintings installation in Second Life developed by Annabeth Robinson, known virtually as AngryBeth Shortbread.
Brian Eno's avatar sculpture created by Annie Ok (Xantherus Halberd in SL).
Runs: Fri 6/29 - Sun 7/1/07