The Adventures of #FlatAnvatar by @Platea

I was watching my twitter stream this week and saw a post about Artist and @Platea founder An Xiao heading to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena from NYC. The tweet was humorous and I tweeted to An wishing her a safe journey... A joke response. She smiled. Then another post... I direct tweeted @joanie_s_c who asked me if I wanted to play too. Play? Of course I wanted to play. That lead me to being part of this live no rules twitter performance.

One of the collective members had made an Flat An-vatar and shared it with us. We would take Flat An on a journey. It was a whirlwind adventure and a circuitous route. It was great fun, spontaneous, and loosely structured; performers were from both side of the ocean. I was thrilled to participate in my second piece with @Platea.

Enjoy Flat An-vatar's circuitous route to LA.

These are photos from the flickr group. You can relive the performance by searching twitter for the hashtag @FlatAnvatar

I look forward to the next chapter of @Platea.


@Platea is a global collective of individuals interested in the power of public art carried out in the digital megacity of social media.

@Platea is founded and directed by artist An Xiao (New York, NY), a photographer and digital media artist exploring issues in contemporary social media. Recently listed in The Guardian's "who's who" of the Twitter art world, she has shown her social media art projects with the Brooklyn Museum, Yale/Haskins Laboratories, The New York Times, ARTNews and others.