Martina Menegon is an acclaimed performance artist based in Vienna who explores "the instability and ephemerality of the human body as well as the alienation from physicality in today’s digital age", which as you'd expect, means using Kinect and other 3D software platforms as her medium. Here's an in-depth Q&A with her on ArtSlant, and you'd also expect, Second Life is among the tools in her chest... until, that is, she suffered inventory bankruptcy:
Second Life has been and still is a big and important experience and influence for my art. It was the first place where I experienced tridimensional glitches, the frustration of being stuck in a wall, having an arm passing through my body, etc. It was also the place where I started socializing, as I had a little shop where I was selling clothes and furniture. I was part of a design community that created amazing artistic events, and I was always trying to go to art performances and installations there as well.
I was a Second Life resident for almost 10 years, and the only reason I am using the past tense is because I somehow destroyed my poor virtual me for an art project: I wanted to record the result of me attaching everything I owned in Second Life to my avatar (thousands of different hair styles and colors, clothes, shoes, animations, furniture, houses, etc.). I somehow overloaded the system and my avatar started changing, then transformed into a white cloud, and then the software crashed. Since then, whenever I try to open Second Life, the app crashes. I tried some solutions I found online but nothing worked. I will try to contact the Linden Lab soon, because I have to admit, I miss being in Second Life.
Not sure if Linden Lab tech support has a "Performance art" category in its tracking system, but maybe readers can offer some advice. Seems to me she could try and access her account through a third party viewer?
Straight from the artist herself via Twitter, she's "Mijn Seoung" in SL:
@slhamlet mijn seoung :-D (but as u might have read, i am at the moment not online because of technical issue)— Martina Menegon (@mijnseoung) January 11, 2017