Friday, January 28, 2011

Four Times Art - Kinetics, Sculptures, Nude Paintings and Literature

Next Sunday , the 30th of January at 1pm SLT starts a small art festival on the Meisterbastler sim.
Visitors can choose between an exhibition in the gallery by Gleman Jun with the title "Randomness as a Form of Art", Corcosman Vooms sculptures, which are placed along the river flowing through the main village and the small gallery of Asmita Duranjaya with her recently finished expressive digital nude paintings.

This gallery is in the BookCorner, where the journalist Miriam Evanier has arranged a reading of poetry at 1:30pm SLT. "The Daemon Lover" is the title of a 30 minutes short story by Shirley Jackson. It is read by the voice of the author.

The art walk along the river is a new attraction on the awsome Meisterbastler sim created by the head of Meisterbastler Zewe Major. The visitors can enjoy the nice landscape, the atmosphere of the small city, the shopping arcades and pass from time to time one of Corcosman's funny or serious sculptures.

At last they can visit the gallery some steps away and enjoy the interactivity of Gleman's admirable kinetic art objects, which are permanently changing, either through the hand of the visitor or through an inbuilt script.
The Meisterbastler sim construction consists of 6 sims and all are accessible on a horse, in a bus, or by walk and tp.
You will feel like in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. See you there!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Artist Settles the Moon: Artefact or Habitat?

By Miriam Evanier
A review of Oona Eiren’s Let’s Settle the Moon
The Gallery Starbase of the DiD/Deutsche InfoWelt (151, 133, 4025)
“Oona, given the chance, would you really travel to the moon?”
“In a heartbeat.”
Oona Eiren (r. 7 Oct. 2009) owns the moon. She travelled there in a rusty trailer, or maybe on sound waves, and she has made it her very own. Discover the evidence yourself by visiting her satellite exhibit at The Gallery Starbase.

In the middle of a blue-dark city sits the grungy trailer, outgrowing itself with ramps to a few more trailers, each an odd mix of function and décor. There are signs of habitation, but they seem artefacts, overgrown with rust. You’re alone, but activity surrounds you. The environment calls out with formulas to study and experiments to conduct. Everything turns and changes. Touch a horn on the sound generator and combine sounds from a menu. In line drawings, displayed like graffiti, an odd assortment of inventors wield diverse inventions—inventions within inventions. Some of the drawn images form capsules that float off the page and drift away, becoming travellers in space, themselves. Teleport to the exhibit’s second level, the lunar surface with geysers of smoke and flame (or some stranger change of phase) and more trailers, filled with the symbols of science and cartography. Notice a fantastic carousel of two butterflies, each impaled above a casing that holds a passenger (yes, of course, two can ride it). Again, everything turns, with detailed attention to modes of music and visual art, against a harsh and antipoetic background.
How do we confront an alien environment? We dig in and start solving problems. We map. We keep all our notes so we can compare new observations to what we already know, or think we know. This art rewards your exploration by revealing reference points and resonances, shape and unity, everything we need for habitation.
(On the moon’s surface, don’t miss Oona Eiren’s trade-mark steam-punk top-hats on display. Also visit her own gallery Trailer Trash (Urban Retreat) Contemporary Outsider Art, at the New Boston Art Colony (14, 103, 751).)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Bang at the Beginning of the Year 2011

Since some time no new blog has been published here. The reason is, that a lot of artists have been very busy with a huge art event of an international dimension, participating in the recent Art Maze project in Second Life with 31 artists and sections on 4 adult sims. Asmita Duranjaya has got the chance to create section 32 and inspired by her trip to Turkey, she has built an installation with the title "Between Orient and Occident", using textures based on photos during that journey.
The task has been to build an installation between given tube entrances and exits, which marked the specific section. At last it should be possible to walk through all sections without getting lost. The opening for this great event, hosted by Ginette Pinazzo and her crew, is on the 21st of January and it will be open until the 30th. The visitors get free art maze t-shirts, a coffee cup and in every sections different freebies and they can enjoy on a walk the artistic variety and richness of art, represented by more or less famous artists in Second Life, like Juanita Deharo, Fuschia Nightfire, RAG Randt, Binary Quandry, oona Eiren, Silene Christen, Migina Mikos, Penelope Parx, Davideo Zelnik, BukTom Bloch, Ub Yifu, Martazul Zemlja, Tani Thor, Aloisio Congrejo, Corcosman Voom, Sabra Hemingway, Bawnie Bachman, Neeks Karu, Temperance Hax, Brie Pinazzo, Dekka Raymaker, Weard Welty, Bady Boozehound Laurence Mapp, Second Renoir, Huntress Cattaneo, Tour Spoonhammer, Shjak Monde, Resje Bailey, emilio Charisma and Nicci Winsmore.

Pre-opening party of the three "neighbours" Juanita Deharo, oona Eiren and Asmita Duranjaya

The virtual book on the left shows some impressions on a walk through the maze.

Virtuelle Welten