Date: April 24th, 8pm SLT / April 25th, 11am Beijing
Venue: People’s Bank, RMB City
RMB City 3 (119, 174, 29)
On April 25th, RMB City will host a special event, featuring press conference by newly-inaugurated Mayor AlanLau Nirvana (RL: Alan Lau), and a preview of the People’s Limbo interactive art project.
After his inauguration on April 18th (see www.rmbcity.com/blogs for full coverage), Mayor AlanLau Nirvana announced a press conference to reveal his exciting new “RMB City Stimulus Package”, with innovative (and possibly controversial) ideas on promoting energy, action, and community growth in RMB City and the virtual world.
People’s Limbo Preview:
After the speech, Mayor Nirvana will invite all attendees to a special sneak-preview of “People’s Limbo,” a multi-phase project staged around RMB City. People’s Limbo seeks to rediscover the roots of this word, coming from the Latin limbus which literally means “edge,” here in the context of the global financial crisis. Risk and opportunity will be opened to individuals via interactive games and installations, just as the seals in Revelations. Instead of following the dominant narrative and throwing stones at particular capitalists, we would like to contemplate on capitalism itself, in order to deliver us from the illusion of “to sleep in the guise of waking up.”
More about People’s Limbo Level #1:
“B for Bubbles
U for Utilitarianism
B for bondage
B for bonds
L for Labor
E for Equity
B for bubbles
B for Bonds
Bubbles grow crazily
Then they are all gone!”
We sincerely invite you to join us in the RMB City bubble pool! In this space that is filled by dazzling bubbles that grow bigger and bigger and burst all of a sudden, you can indulge yourself in the bliss of trusting in the mirror phases in the bubbles. When one bubble disappears, more bubbles emerge to replace it, what a wonderful mechanism for the world!
Please join us for the opening of a new chapter in RMB City history!
Biography of AlanLau Nirvana (RL: Alan Lau)
Alan Lau was born in Hong Kong and educated in the UK. He is currently a partner with an international consulting firm. A nomad that lived out of a suitcase for the past 10 years, he uses economics and art to make sense of the world around him.
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Join Second Life: www.secondlife.com
Developer of RMB City: Cao Fei and Vitamin Creative Space
Facilitator: Uli Sigg
Public Presenter: Serpentine Gallery