Shop > Artists' Books


The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life – Dancing With Myself

self published
Artists' Books
16.5 × 25.5 × 0.1 cm

In this series, the artist chronicles her real time interaction within the virtual community of Second Life in a ‘Comix’ style treatment. Heller captures images of her virtual avatar, named Nar Duell, as she travels through a virtual world that includes images of her own photographic and sculptural work to further the narrative. Furthermore, shopping in Second Life, also known as found object, movement and captured machinima, becomes a principle strategy for art making and performance. By taking on an avatar, Heller explores the narcissistic relationship that people often develop with the portraits they create or commission of themselves, whether static photograph or scripted avatar. The creation and relationship to one’s avatar ‘portrait’ in Second Life is all encompassing. People lavish time and money in order to represent themselves, but the disconnect from reality is unavoidable and obvious. The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life ­ Pillflower World This epic introduces Nar Duell and features images of Heller’s ongoing installation, Pillflower Project, which is composed of colourful pill and tablet medicinals manipulated into a multitude of flower patters that cover domestic objects. Edition of 99. Signed and numbered by artist.

Numbered edition of 99.

  1. The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life – Dancing With Myself

Related Items

  1. The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life - The Low Life Epic
  2. The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life – Finding TrackHouse
  3. The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life: Pill Flower World
  4. The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life: Pushing Art
  5. The Adventures of Nar Duell in Second Life: The Snow Globe Epic
  6. Paul Dutton: Several Women Dancing
  7. Manuela Buechting: Was once upon a time
  8. Shawna Dempsey and Lori Millan: In the Life
  9. Nein, Onkel
  10. Billy Mavreas, Colin Upton, and Julie Voyce: Hell Passport (set of 3)
  11. Amir Brito Cador: As facanhas de um jovem Dom Juan (The adventures of a young Dom Juan)
  12. William Davidson : La Bande Détournée #1 - DEAD GUY!
  13. Sean Landers, Art, Life and God
  14. Ben Burgess: Your Life Story
  15. Ho Tam: hotam #1
  16. Paul Buck: A Public Intimacy (A Life through Scrapbooks)
  17. Grete Neseblod: The True Meaning of S.M.H.
  18. Sydney Hermant: Aunt Maud’s Scrapbook
  19. David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams
  20. Henry Roy: Feb. 17, 2009
  21. Sennah Yee: How Do I Look?
  22. Brian Boigan: We Have Impact
  23. Peep Hole Sheet #13 - Summer 2012

Claire Fontaine: Imperceptible Abstractions
  24. Ross Sinclair: I Love Real Life Mug
  25. Matt Nish-Lapidus: Work, Life, Balance
  26. Erik van der Weijde: This is not my Wife
  27. Bruce Hainley and Elaine Sturtevant: Under the Sign of [ sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face
  28. Grace Lee Boggs: Living for Change
  29. Yona Friedman: Petit Bestiaire 1962-81
  30. Alexis Zavialoff: Natën e mirë!
  31. Mark Lewis: Inventio