VB32 – Shit Happens

Mausoleum / Linden Endowment for the Arts 14
11 February 2012

George Carlin famously observed,

Have you noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?

I’d been thinking about how, in physical life, one’s possessions are often such a significant part of their identity, and that it would be interesting to create portraits of avatars and their “stuff.” In remarkable serendipity, Misprint Thursday had not only also been thinking about stuff / shit, but she’d been awarded six-and-a-half hectares of land and resources by the Linden Endowment for the Arts to think about it. She generously offered the use of her LEA14 “Mausoleum” space for VB32 and we invited avatars to come down, claim a 15x15m square of space, make a pile of their worldly possessions, and stand on top of it.

Poster for "VB32 Shit Happens" showing a wide image of the assembled virtual junk at Misprint Thursday's "Mausoleum" installation at Linden Endowment for the Arts simulator 14, aka LEA14
VB32 – Shit Happens

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