Film of the Virtual Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’ Show

I was asked by Debbie Trilling, the creative director of this show, to be the machinimatographer on the last two performances of Pink Floyd’s The Wall in Second Life recently. It was great listening to music I remember growing up with being performed by a passionate group of people from all over the world who recreated elements of the film, animated sequences and live show in one of Second Life’s most spectacular displays of creative coordination. It was created by The Cybernetic Art Research Project CARP.

There were audiences of 60+ crammed into the NMC sim which slowed things down a touch, but not noticeably (I was still getting 15 fps or so ). I have a lot of footage to edit into a short 10 minute and the longer full 90 minute film but for now I selectively scanned the footage for interesting frames and created 107 medium resolution photographs which capture a little of the atmosphere and thought put into this.

The performances haveĀ  received rave reviews over the past few weeks and over 2000 avatars have now seen the show…

  • “Amazing. Not so much viewed as it is experienced” ~ Metaverse Messenger
  • “All I can say is WOW. GREAT show” ~ Second Arts
  • “Nothing short of spectacular. A complete immersion” ~ Looking Glass
  • “Impressive, touching and thoughtful. Second Life at its best” ~ MixedRealities
  • “Never seen anything like it.20A perfect amalgamation of creativity” ~ sl-newspaper
  • “Cutting edge art and performance” ~ NMC Observer

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Stills (on this page and on flickr link here) – Taken from Gary Hazlitt’s Machinima of CARP’s “The Wall in Second Life” – video available soon. Stills medium ‘video’ resolution.

Production Credits

The CARP Wall Team:

  • Creative Director: Debbie Trilling (UK)
  • Producer: Velazquez Bonetto (Germany)
  • Wall Design: Elfod Nemeth (UK)
  • Animated Puppets: Duggy Bing (US)
  • Animations: Caravaggio Bonetto (Austria)
  • Original Music: Junivers Stockholm (Sweden) & Josina Burgess (Holland)
  • Stills Photography: Adec Alexandria (UK)
  • Dancing & Joyfulness: Klute Copploa (France), Southern Riptide (US)

with valuable contributions from:

  • Scio Kamanchi (US)
  • Gypsy Paz (US)
  • Lyddyn Tzara (US)
  • Celeste Moonlight (US)
  • DJ Jenns (UK)
  • George W B ush (US)

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