Those wacky artists Eva and Franco Mattes, aka "0100101110101101.ORG," who brought you "13 Most Beautiful Avatars" not long ago, are putting on a mixed-reality performance art piece on November 13. Entitled "Synthetic Performances," Eva and Franco will be reenacting live seminal works of performance art throughout history through their
avatars, including a reenactment of Marina Abramovic‘s work. Abramovic was known for stretching the boundaries of pain, bodily discomfort and the artist-audience relationship, most notoriously by once challenging her audience to do any act to her over a six hour period, including put a gun to her head.
The mixed-reality event will take place from 6-8pm EST in the real world at Artists Space at 38 Green Street, Manhattan and in Second Life at Odyssey (teleport SLURL).
It is not clear at press time if any avatars will be injured during the performance.