This is the most recent extension of my practice.
I am particularly interested in turning images of my virtual world video work into paper and ink, a returning of the digital to the tangible and tactile. Each stage of creation adds a new layer of artifacts that combine into unique and often unusual appearances.
In most cases, the digital image is printed on acetate sheet, and the image transferred to Toyobo Photopolymer plate. It is then printed using a traditional hand turned press, using etching ink on Hahnemühle paper.
I have been making artwork in Second Life since 2009. I have a separate blog on virtual worlds under my Second Life name of Tizzy Canucci.
My work, and especially the videos, have been shown in many online spaces. They have also been selected for showing at festivals, exhibitions and public spaces – the full list is on the art and academic page.
The most notable festival has been the Supernova Digital Animation Festival in Denver, where videos have been selected for four years running. Repeat Hikari is the 2019 selection, and has been included in the Competition section – one of 15 artists selection in this prestigious category. The video below was selected for last years event.
My video work reflects my fascination in creative interplay in Second Life, and how people use the space as a social and artistic environment. I’m also interested in combining virtual world video with archive material, to set up a contrast aesthetically and historically. This reflects my background as a sociologist, modelmaker and photographer.
The interview below, from Women Cinemakers covers my background in photography, writing and modelmaking, and how I moved into video work and making machinima. (Direct link).