- July 15, 2004
As part of their Online World Tour, the avatar performance band, The Gates, proposes to web-cast a unique large-scale avatar performance to be web-cast live (in real-time) on the large projection screen at the Grunt Gallery for one night. They will use the classic avatar chat software, Digital Space Traveler, as their performance site. Their performances are both pre-determined and improvised.The Gates can either perform as an electronic music duo or as performance artists in the style of Vito Acconci and/or Gilbert & George. In other words, The Grunt curator can have the freedom to determine what form of performance they will do. Usually, The Gates only performs for 15-45 minutes. Every performance on their World Tour is unique. No one performance is the same. In the case of the Grunt Gallery, The Gates is willing to perform a unique piece for anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours, the Grunt can choose the favoured length. - The Proposal
By Alberto Guedea, Jeremy Turner
artist | 2 ProgramsArtists Jeremy Turner
- April 4, 2002
Gallery 536, with the support of grunt gallery, is proud to present the world's first Online Avatar Talent Show - a virtual online talent show in a 3D video game like environment. Participants will be drawn from the Traveler online community, and thus will hail from around the globe. The talent categories will include Spoken Word, Comedy, Dance and Music. A winner from each will be selected by audience members in attendance at grunt and notified via email. This even in the second in a series exploring performance using the internet within a live audience context.
By Jeremy Turner