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Oddfellow Studios is the work of Fish Fishman and Shava Nerad. Mr. Fishman is a magician, and is known in SL as Tuna Oddfellow. The pair produce The Odd Ball performance art dance party and salon in SL. A live mixed reality event was held on October 11, 2008 at the Brooklyn art gallery Jack the Pelican Presents ( 487 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY), with the artists present in the gallery. A 52" screen provided an in-SL experience for one participant at a time, and the show was projected in unhitched camera with 3DConnexion's Space Navigator 3D mouse manipulating the view of the general spectators on a ten foot widescreen projection on a wall of the gallery.
Their approach incorporates cognitive and perceptual science, endocrine
stimulation and the shamanic
tradition. It's a dance party, and the music works with the visual display.
The psychedelic kaleidoscope effects are mesmerizing. Many luminaries of the
Second Life art world were present, including NPIRL guru Bettina Tizzy, artists
Misprint Thursday and Alizarin Goldflake (see recent reviews in the right
column) and vocalist extraordinaire Jaynine Scarborough.
The Odd Ball is nearly every Sunday at 11am SLT and nearly every Monday at 7pm SLT, with occasional spontaneous parties