16 January 2016

Jo Ellsmere's bot performance "Biomechanical" returns to Second Life at Split Screen

For me, the highlight of the Russian Avant-Garde show in April 2014 was Jo Ellsmere's mesmerizing bot performance Biomechanical, inspired by the actor training methods developed by Russian theater director Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940).  It is now returning to Second Life at Split Screen for a limited engagement of roughly six weeks, through February.  Landing point hereBiomechanical is located toward the southwest.

Biomechanical by Jo Ellsmere

One of the videos of the performance online (incorrectly called Biomechanics):

Biomechanical appears among small(ish) works at Split Screen by Alpha Auer, Artee Despres, Bryn Oh, Cherry Manga, Cica Ghost, Eliza Wierwight, Maya Paris, Scottius Polke, Simotron Aquila, Trill Zapatero, and on a sky platform, Miso Susanowa.

Added 18 Jan 2016: There's a new machinima by Tizzy Canucci, embedded below:


  1. Great! I thought Split Screen had ceased to be..

  2. Great to get the chance to see it. I've put a video up at https://vimeo.com/tizzycanucci/biomechanical already! Fascinating piece.