Patrick Lichty

Artist
Educator
Writer
Activist

SECOND FRONT (Second Life Performance Group, 2006 -)
For the last nine years, I have been a co-founder and co-artistic director of arguably the oldest virtual worlds performance group, Second Front.  Founded in response to Eva and Franco Mattes' "Synthetic Performances", which was a response to Marina Abramovic' "Seven Easy Pieces", Second Front seeks to explore performance that is uniquely suited to virtual worlds.  Our influences range from Dada to Futurism to FLUXUS, and include six internationally recognized artists, including Liz Solo, Gazira Babeli, Yael Gilks, Bibbe Hansen (daughter of FLUXUS pioneer Al Hansen), Scott Kildall, Doug Jarvis, and myself.

The Gods Play Pong -
Vimeo Link

Performa Biennial 2007 link