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 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, with Hahnemühle paper and etching ink.
I have been making artwork in Second Life since 2009, working under the pseudonym of Tizzy Canucci.
My work, and especially the videos, have been shown in many online spaces. However, they have also been selected for showing at wider public events and venues. The most notable has been Supernova Digital Animation Festival in Denver. Videos have now been shown three years running – this is the one selected for last years event.
My video work reflects my fascination in the interplay of creativity in Second Life. I am particularly interested in how people use space as a social and creative environment. 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).