No Matter is an installation of imaginary objects made both in Second Life and in physical space.
No Matter reflects the tension between the SL virtual economy and real economics by:
(1) commissioning 25 builders and artists to produce 40 imaginary objects in Second Life space;
(2) paying them in Linden dollars at an equivalent scale of $1.50 to $12.00 per object;
(3) extracting the objects from Second Life — a closed system where 3D models cannot be exported;
(4) reconstructing these objects as 3D paper replicas in physical space.
No Matter is a spring 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.,
(aka Ether-Ore) for its Mixed Realities exhibition. It was made possible with funding from the
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Produced by Scott Kildall & Victoria Scott (2007-2008) in San Francisco, CA.
Scott Kildall is cross-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, prints, sculpture and
performance. He also works with Second Front — the first performance art group in
Victoria Scott is a visual artist who works with electronic media, sculpture and social relations, both materially and as conceptual metaphor.
Printing at Electric Works
Electric Works serves artists and collectors with a digital printmaking studio in San Francisco's SOMA district.
3D remodeling by Daisuke Imai.
Dai is a CG artist living and working in San Francisco.
Camille Utterback, Brett Bowman, Genevieve Hoffman.
Photographic documentation of the installation at the Huret & Spector Gallery (Emerson College, Boston) and stills of the imaginary objects by Peter Harris.
Special Thanks to Turbulence.org co-founders Jo-Anne Green & Helen Thorington and the 25 Second Life builders and artists who participated in this project.
|Big Dumb Object|
|Book of Love|
|Brain in a Vat|
|Can of Worms|
|Cone of Obliscence|
|Infinite Improbability Drive|
|Perpetual Motion Machine|
|Picture of Dorian Gray|
|Pot of Gold|
|Tree that Fell in the Forest|
|Wheel of Fate|