We welcome Pyewacket Kazyanenko as the new artist in residence within the Yoshikaze artists’ studio in Second Life, run by Goodwind Seiling aka Sachiko Hayashi and provided by HUMlab.
Pyewacket Kazyanenko states in an Outline and Intent for Yoshikaze Residency:
I’ve spent the last few years working with Stelarc in simple virtual displays and performance. In my virtual work, amongst achievements and satisfying victories , things inevitability go wrong, strange things happen, sculpts appear wrong, scripts and codes don’t work correctly, robots break. Not being much of a coder or a mathematician, my approach to working with code and 3D environments has always had a naive and random quality.
In my exploration with the Yoshikaze residency I hope to further my relationship with the ‘glitch’ in virtual worlds. The genera of digital glitch art has become quite popular but little has been explored in virtual worlds. I will enter the space with an empty pallet, clear mind and simply explore, try and make happen the wrong, the glitch and the obscure, mixed with ongoing adventures and inspirations that happen daily inworld.
My research into avatar psychology and the notion of ‘artistic role play’ will also have some effect on what I will be doing. This brings the digital unconscious into the work with dreams, desires, needs, failures, a sense of humour and a longing for creativity.
We look forward to the coming months. If you would like to keep up to date with what Pye is doing, the Yoshikaze blog is being updated regularly and you can visit Pye in world from 15 February until the 15 May from the slurl to Yoshikaze: