Taciturnly was a series of virtual exhibitions I curated on a sim I was granted “arts – in – residence” by Linden Lab. The expression “taciturnly” came from my own childhood when I did not speak. The expression means lack of expression.
The main artpiece in this installation is made by Selavy Oh.
Selavy Oh has been created as an avatar in the virtual world of Second Life in February 2007. Since then, she has contributed work to various curated and uncurated projects, such as Brooklyn Is Watching, the Museo del Metaverso, “Kiss The Sky”, and ARENA. Selavy presented work in several solo shows including Arthole Gallery, ArtSpace at Design Island, IBM exhibition space, and East of Odyssey. Her work was among the 30 best of year 1 of Brooklyn Is Watching in 2009, and she was selected to participate in the exhibition“Brooklyn is Watching Best of Year 1: The Final Five” displayed at the Brooklyn gallery “Jack The Pelican Presents”. She participated in collaborative projects such as DC Spensley’s ZeroG SkyDancers, performed together with Misprint Thursday and Jeremy Owen Turner, and did ad-hoc installations together with Alan Sondheim, Ichibot Nishi, and Gazira Babeli. From January to May 2009, she was artist-in-residence at Nur Moo’s sim Formes Nocturnes. In 2011, she received the Yoshikazeresidency and the LEA land grant.
Her latest big installations include a collaborative work with Roy Ascott, Elif Ayiter, and Max Moswitzershown in Seoul, Korea in 2010, and at the ISEA 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, her residency work CONSTRUCT shown at Humlab, University of Umeå, Sweden, and the installation for the LEA land grant (see Exhibitions).
Her work has been covered in several blog posts and podcasts.
The moaning and groaning,
The sighing and sobbing,
Are quieted now,
With that horrible throbbing
At heart:—ah, that horrible,
(For Annie BY EDGAR ALLAN POE)