Brooklyn is Watching tower tear down by Sowa Mai (link to video)
Saturday night, 19 June 2010, at 9:15PM ET (6PM SLT) the old IKB (International Klein Blue) tower, built by Popcha, with the big marquee proclaiming ‘Brooklyn is Watching’ was attacked, demolished, and taken over by the new Newark is Watching tower built by Solo Mornington. The insurgent event was to be viewed live in Gallery Aferro in Newark, New Jersey. The audience there were able to drive Monet Destiny, the everyman eyeball avatar who likes to watch, around to see the bit of native Second Life® there is on Push SIM. There was a good turnout and the evening ended with a series of poofs, bangs, tickles and flames.
Newark is Watching officially came into being.
Bitches at Newark Art Event by Firery Broome (link to larger view slideshow on black)
Another version of the creation story for the Newark is Watching tower composed of a stack of precariously balanced shifting-hued cubes and its columnar logo pillar alongside in an interesting echo of Joseph Beuys and his 7000 Oaks : The old tower saw the new tower across the way and got so excited it jumped the distance to be one with the new NIW, proving once again then that love can build a bridge. Or a dream can cross a few bridges.
Which is true? Both! This art is about possibilities!
BIW2NIW by Oberon Onmura (link to video)
Oberon’s video (above) is of the journey from Jack the Pelican Presents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the Gallery Aferro in Newark.
The first Newark is Watching podcast with Jay introducing RL Newark’s Gallery Aferro owners Emma and Evonne can be heard here (link)
And if you’re interested, here’s the first blogpost on the old Brooklyn is Watching blog that charted the course for what was to come- an amazingly accurate plan, as it turns out (link)
All the old Brooklyn is Watching podcasts are still available for listening on iTunes (link) and FeedBurner (link)
Visit Newark is Watching blog (link)
Visit Newark is Watching in Second Life® (SLurl)