Stephen Hodge (UK): Slaaristokaupunki

In Second Life®, the 3D online digital archipelago, space is discontinuous and walking is anachronistic. Stephen Hodge will lead you on a short walk to an intimate space, looking over Lake Kallavesi towards Saaristokaupunki. Here, his avatar Drifter Rhode will accompany you on a second walk, this time through a virtual landscape, where together you will search for connections back to the Real Life Kuopio. SLaaristokaupunki is for one person at a time. Previous experience in the Second Life environment is not required.

Stephen Hodge (UK)

“I am a core member of Wrights & Sites, a group of UK-based artist-researchers with a special relationship to site, city/landscape and walking. My avatar, Drifter Rhode, curates 2ND LIVE, an Arts Council England funded programme of commissions, workshops and presentations which aims to explore live performance in the Second Life® world. SLaaristokaupunki marks a convergence of these two areas of work, and I am interested in what might be discovered through shifting walking-based practices from Real Life to Second Life”.

This performance takes one person at a time. Please pre-book to confirm your participation: info(at) or phone +358 50 305 2005. You can also book at Festival Centre Intro during the festival.