Saturday, March 28, 2015

CYBERart artCONTEST at LEA12


Dear ArtistFellows,
my colleague Sable (snakeappletree) and myself were lucky in 1/2015 to get a LEA AiR. Our target has been to focus on the term CYBER and what it can mean in an artistic way in a virtual world. The art-installation The Paradise of CyberPolis shows our vision of a CyberCity created with prims, sculpts, meshs, hand-drawn and fractal textures, animation and particle- or sound-effects and the use of avi-bots. It is at the same time not only an art installation but also a story-based game, combining several media options in an immersive virtual world.

We see our LEA 12 as a research project too and would like to find out more about the term CYBER. In preparation of our application we had organized a discussion panel and different points of view from various angles have been exchanged concerning the definition of that term.

http://www.ethnomusicscape.de/cyberart/cyberpage.htm.

Taking this and the LEA12 - installation as a basis, we would like to continue our survey and are looking for artists who are able to create a piece that has cyber-features, also to provide a statement on their approach which explains why the artwork can be characterized as CYBERart.

We will organize this as a contest with public and jury-voting and the first 3 winners will get 2000, 1000 and 500 LL. Artists, who have an allergy against contests are also encouraged to provide a piece of art without contest.

The art piece can be in 3D or 2D and should possibly refer to or be inspired by our LEA12 environment and installation. It will be placed on a suitable spot later. It has to be mod/trans NO COPY, should not have more than 40 prims/LI and be no bigger than the attached cube(7x7x7).

The topic is "Cyber"art in all its varieties. Deadline is Monday, 20th April 2015 midnight MET.

Send the piece plus your statement about CYBERart (nc!) to Asmita Duranjaya.

We hope to get stunning pieces of art and are looking forward to your breathtaking entries.

Asmita and Sable

PS: As an example you can have a look at our first entry by the wonderful artist Ginger Lorakeet:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA12/12/111/22 .

Monday, March 16, 2015

What are paradises for?

Despite a horrible start of the day, with missing the complete personal artwork folder in Asmita's inventory, filing Linden-tickets and getting advice from the live-chat, the opening of Asmita's and Sable's LEA12 installation "The Paradise of CyberPolis" with the accompanying music of DJ Ginniji (pan-Asian ambient-fusion)has been sucessfull with at last more than 100 visitors according to the counters. Alltogether we can be proud to have had more than 300 visitors from the beginning up to now and probably there will be more in the next two months. This period will be taken for cutting a machinima, for modifications and for some more events, like a sequence of lectures about Chinese forms of expression, that became influential for the term CYBER as a pan-Asian-fusion.
Sylkye is wearing a tiny alien dress
Feedback came from art-enthousiasts, gamers, bloggers and SF-specialists:

https://honourmcmillan.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/the-paradise-of-cyberpolis-in-second-life/

http://www.joomag.com/magazine/the-beaux-arts-of-second-life-march-2015-1/0145385001424705275


http://issuu.com/brightmetallic/docs/issue3feb20153


http://www.hydorgol.de/?p=3460


http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.de/2015/02/lea-12-paradise-of-cyberpolis-von.html

http://lindenarts.blogspot.de/

http://www.old-london-docks.de/2015/02/lea-12-the-paradise-of-cyberpolis-von-asmita-duranjaya-and-sable-post-183171/

http://lea-sl.org/content/lea12-paradise-cyberpolis


http://brightmetallic.com/2015/03/15/the-opening-of-the-paradise-of-cyberpolis/


https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/lost-paradise/

http://virtualworldnews.de/2015/03/lost-paradise/


http://harper-ganesvoort.com/2015/01/21/dream-weaver/



Hydorsgolem after eating his cake-snack
And here are some statements of visitors during the opening, which are published with their friendly permission:

[2015/03/15 16:11]  victorn Oppewall: :-))in one word fantastic ...
[2015/03/15 16:11]  victorn Oppewall: best i have ever seen...

[2015/03/11 14:35]  Boomer Waverider: hi Asmita , i finished the game ok , it was very well done

[2015/03/15 16:15]  Sylkye Taffeta: LOVE these creations!!!
[2015/03/15 16:15]  Asmita Duranjaya: thanks
[2015/03/15 16:18]  Sylkye Taffeta: will come back :)

[2015/03/15 15:53]  Solkide Auer: fantastic work Asmita )

[2015/03/15 15:44]  reini: ja, ist toll gemacht das Ganze


Reini has been the 1st with the last experience


And last not least some more photographic impressions of the opening:
http://juripelonen.blogspot.de/

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bachi Cheng in the MBK Gallery

On 8th of March at 2pm Bachi Cheng's exhibition "Moments of Life" will open for 2 months. Bachi's work is full of life and vivid erotics, colorful and and humorous. DJ Lusus will spin Blues tunes.
Cordial invitation!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meisterbastler/46/170/34 .

Monday, February 23, 2015

New Art Magazine: The Beaux-Arts of Second Life

The new art magazine The Beaux-Arts of Second Life, initiated by Yannick Sands is looking for distributors on the grid and contributors for articles and pictures. It will feature in the next issues artists of the two art sims Space 4 Art and Port Lydius beside others. There is a kiosk available, that will deliver the latest edition and can be placed on interesting art spots:
http://issuu.com/baosl/docs/doc1 .
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Lydius/139/93/999 .

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Nelun Harasgama: Serigraphies

Opening: 8th of Feb at 1pm SLT: The Sri Lankan artist Nelun Harasgama shows her latest serigraphies in the MBK Gallery from now until the end of March 2015.
Enjoy the radical minimalism of this RL artist from Sri Lanka and her contemplative topics concerning the recent situation in her country. Asian Ambient Fusion by DJ Ginniji.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

More of the Paradise and CyberPolis

CyberPolis is  growing visually and textually - the final opening with hud, storyline and game is expected at the end of April 2015; see also an interview with the artists Sable and Asmita in the Bright Metallic Magazine(Page 53ff): 








Thursday, December 18, 2014

LEA AiR for Asmita and Sable

Asmita Duranjaya and Sable (snakeappletree) will participate in the 8th round of the Artist-in-Residence program by Linden Lab: http://lindenarts.blogspot.de/2014/12/lea-announces-round-8-airs.html. They will continue their work started on a small scale at Space 4 Art and extend this project to a full-sim surreal sf-oriented asian-influenced cyber-city based on fractal and handpainted textures applied on 3-D-sculpties. The visitors will be actively integrated by a story and a game based structure with a final solution either utopic or dystopic.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sisi Biedermann (Denmark): WaterWorld

... in the MBK Gallery from now until the end of January 2015 => http://slurl.com/secondlife/Meisterbastler/46/170/34 . The Danish RL-artist shows some awesome paintings related to the topic "Water". Sisi has always a strong connection to nature and has transformed the MBK Gallery into a snowy winter-paradise embedding her paintings. Cordial invitation to all art-enthusiasts in Second Life.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

RoofTopExhibition November/December 2014

Grazietta Cazenove, an Italian RL-artist, shows "Remembering ... between Light and Shadow" on the rooftop at Space 4 Art. The poetic exhibition is open from now until the end of December:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Space%204%20Art/71/36/1037 .

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