Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Advents- und WeihnachtsReisen in Second Life





Asmita's Reisenewsletter für den DiD führen jahreszeitlich passend zu Zielen, die mit Advent bzw. Weihnachten zu tun haben:
Letzteres ist eine von der australischen Künstlerin Juanita Deharo wunderschön gestaltete Winterlandschaft, die Anlass zum Geschichtenerfinden gibt. Dies wurde aktuell umgesetzt in einem Kinderbuch mit dem Titel "Der Eisbär und der Weihnachtsstern", welches am Landepunkt betrachtet werden kann. Es erzählt die Geschichte vom kleinen Eisbären Tapsi, der aufgrund einer guten Tat den Weihnachtsstern sehen darf. Das Buch soll auch in RL gedruckt erscheinen und wird mit einer CD-ROM mit Rätseln und Spielen sowie einer Audio-Version im ulme-mini-verlag erhältlich sein.



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grid Decomposition by Scottius Polke




The term "Grid" appears often in the work of Scottius Polke. In fact, the first piece of art I bought from the artist was called "Grid Lock". The "Grid" - in the first moment a mathematically exactly calculated matrix, a rusty grid of coordinates - seems to suit itself well in the works of the artist from Texas. They are really "pieces" of art, because Polke is a material artist and a constructor; he relates dickey metallic pads with disused gear wheels, pastes halfly dilapidated pieces of paper on flawed plastic toys and drives the aesthetics of the ugliness to unexpected harmony. For the results are aesthetic, aesthetic in the way, that they would "decorate" every living room, office or bank-building impressively.
With the installation "Grid Decomposition," exclusively created for the BCC, Scottius Polke interprets a RL work into a 3D-installation and creates a room of vibrant airiness and a nearly esoteric atmosphere with interpenetrating traces of light and texture and meditative word-phantoms, which appear and dissolve. It is astounding to observe how the hard and strong acting anti-aesthetics of the 2D-artwork shifts into the graceful three-dimensionality like being infused with prayer-flags. A space of peace in a hectic pre-christmas period...
Scottius Polke's self-description you can
download as pdf-file.
Galleries with permanent exhibiton of Scottius Polke's work:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pohutukawa%20Sands/131/187/23
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tabula%20rasa/216/86/27
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ease/85/29/11

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