nov 20 2008


Published by Mixed at 16:43 under 4ème Expo, 4th Exhibits : Joseph Delappe

Announcing: gg hootenanny: gandhi’s release party and global gaming singalong!
January 26th, in Second Life and beyond…

Call for Participation!
Media Artist Joseph DeLappe presents the first ever internet-wide global gaming voicechat singalong, the “gg hootenanny!”, a day long festival featuring songs of freedom and protest in celebration of the release of his avatar, MGandhi Chakrabarti, from his nine-month imprisonment/durational reenactment in Second Life. This is a call for participation for all gamers and residents of online communities to come together and sing!

1) Three Live Performances! Second Life: 10am, 6pm and 11pm.
Live streaming link TBA:
Join MGandhi Chakrabarti in Second Life on Odyssey Art and Performance Island at 10am, 6pm and 11pm, SLT (Pacific daylight) on January 26th, for the “gg hootenanny”, voice chat performances of songs of freedom and protest. Special appearance by Second Front!   Or join us at the Digital Media Studio of the University of Nevada, Reno on January 26th at 10am, 6pm and 11pm, bring your instruments and/or voices and come prepared to play and sing!  We are presently arranging for live streaming of the performances in Second Life, visit the blog for further information as the event nears…

Scheduled performers in Second Life include: The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Pope Benedict XVI, Hello Kitty, Jim Morrison, Prince Charles, Spongebob Squarepants, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Smith (of the Cure), Wonder Woman and many, many more!

2) Global Gaming Singalong!
Log on to your favorite online game or community any time on January 26th and sing songs of freedom and protest! Solo and group performances are encouraged! A list of recommended songs will be posted soon on the event blog! Please video document your performances! Post your videos to youtube or vimeo and I will embed your videos on the blog for this project.

About the Gandhi work in Second Life:
In the Spring of 2008, Joseph DeLappe/MGandhi Chakrabarti reenacted Gandhi’s famous 1930 Salt March using a treadmill converted for use in cyberspace to walk 240 miles guiding his Gandhi avatar throughout the online community of Second Life. For the past 9 months, DeLappe has continued the reenactment by imprisoning MGandhi in a virtual recreation of Mahatma Gandhi’s 1930, post-Salt March jail cell where he was held by the British from May 5, 1930 to January 26, 1931. MGandhi has sat in his virtual cell at Yeravda Prison, 24 hours a day on Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance island in Second Life, greeting visitors and engaging in daily “readings” from the infamous Bush era “torture memos”. These performative readings, entitled “Twitter Torture” have been fed, live, from the local text chat in Second Life to DeLappe’s Twitter and Facebook updates.
For further information:

Contact: Joseph DeLappe aka MGandhi Chakrabarti
Digital Media Studio
Department of Art/224
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557



january 25 , preparing :






Gandhi released on 26 :














here were the


Suggested Songs To Sing!

Masters of War - Bob Dylan
Strange Fruit - Billie Holliday
Peace Train - Cat Stevens
Man on the Moon - REM
We Shall Overcome - Joan Baez
Ohio - Neil Young
I’m Set Free - The Velvet Underground
Working Class Hero - John Lennon
Clampdown - The Clash
War - Edwin Starr
War- Bob Marley
Heaven - Talking Heads
What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding? - Elvis Costello
Give Peace a Chance - Plastic Ono Band
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
- U2
Suspect Device - Stiff Little Fingers
Man in Black - Johnny Cash
Feel Like I’m Fixin to Die Rag - Country Joe
Imagine - John Lennon
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
The Harder They Come - Jimmy Clifff
Whats Going On - Marvin Gaye
For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Power to the People - John Lennon
Man in Black - Johnny Cash
Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Soldier Side - System of a Down
Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Get Up Stand Up - Peter Tosh
Love Train - Ojays
Pocahontas - Neil Young
Windowsill - Arcade Fire
Kill the Poor - Dead Kennedys
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
Only a Pawn in Their Game - Bob Dylan

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