Sunday, September 18, 2005
Jeff Wall - Exhibition at The Port
Tensta Konsthall 2 exhibits the work of Canadian photographer Jeff Wall in this collaborative telepresent virtual gallery via the Port and International Festival.
Jeff Walls staged photographs are usually presented on lightboxes, and here in the virtual they are vibrant through the illumination of the computer screen.
I love this kind of use of Second Life as a presentation medium of creative work, as the sense of space and size in works of art can be put across to the audience, which is lost when we just see the image on a website. What I like with this exhibition is the fusing of the real and the virtual gallery by being decorated the same, blurring where the computer's role in the mediation / presentation of the art begins and ends.