LaTurbo Avedon is an avatar and artist originating in virtual space. Their work emphasizes the practice of non-physical identity and authorship. Many of the works can be described as research into dimensions, deconstructions, and the explosion of forms, exploring topics of virtual authorship and the physicality of the Internet. Their works are regularly distributed online, and have been exhibited internationally – including Somerset House (London), transmediale (Berlin), NRW Forum (Düsseldorf), Museum Angewandte Kunst (Frankfurt), Transfer Gallery (New York City), Jean Albano Gallery (Chicago), and Galeries Lafayette (Paris). LaTurbo is currently an artist resident at Somerset House Studios.
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Club Rothko (2012-2017)
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Club Rothko is LaTurbo Avedon’s experimental virtual nightclub which was was initiated in 2012, inspired by video games, Second Life and Mark Rothko’s paintings. Through their ongoing research, the artist explores online mass behaviour, digital identity, aesthetics as well as social media interventions. The club features empty architectural spaces filled with neon lights and reproductions of Mark Rothko’s paintings as wallpapers - a space in which the avatar is performing activities such as music production, clubbing and selfie-taking. The project has seen several iterations including 3D video scenes, the Club Rothko Builder in collaboration with Vince McKelvie, and recently the first prototype of Club Rothko for virtual reality.