By – Linden Endowment for the Arts. Visit LEA13 BEFORE THE SILENCE Featuring Nessuno Myoo_ Concert by UltraViolet Alter_ for original post.
ART IS RHYTHM LEA13
MARCH 15TH 2PM SL Time PST
BY DUNA GANT
I always used memories from my RL life as a source of inspiration for my SL artwork. The collages I do, my travels, the sea, my pictures, my artistic preferences, etc.
For the sim rendering, I got inspired by my conté pencil and charcoal drawings on paper. A 2D in which lights and shadows are seeking the volume this medium do not have. I therefore used flat prims as brushstrokes.
Shadows provide volume to the flat medium, allowing all my artwork to become 3D.
I choose the presented topics because they have always been three arts I felt very close to.
Sincere gratitude for the participation of Daco, Kicca, Nessuno and Paola!
Because of their participation, this project is possible!
Thank you so very much!
SLUR to the LEA13 Opening::
The installations on LEA17 are tableaux intended to serve as photo sets. The scenes are to be used in a real-life book project (a sort of graphic novel). They are temporary and will change as the needs of the project progress.
Angry Gods is a journey through various post-life scenarios as represented by different religious or mythological traditions, and freely interpreted by the artist. One of the consistent features is the wanton destruction of each scene.by forces either evident or not. The large satanic cathedral is wired to explode, but will only do so under certain circumstances. Debris tends to cross sim boundaries despite all effort, so the detonations can only happen: 1. when the artist is present, 2. there are no (or very few) avatars on adjacent sims, and 3. the visitor sits on a particular object.
There are signs to indicate roughly what the scenes represent, but they will ultimately only make sense in the context of the final book project. I have tried, nonetheless, to make it entertaining for the casual visitor.
Scene One is in its final phases of photography and much (if not all) of the scene on ground level will be removed within the next week or so.. This will be your last chance to see the builds in their full 3D glory!
LEA6: the colours of loss & healing
art by iskye silverweb
music by ahnue heartlight
creative support from dubhna rhiadra
Opening 5 March 2017, 1.30pm SLT
“The Colours of Loss & Healing” is an artistic collaboration by iSkye Silverweb and Ahnue Heartlight, where iSkye brings visual and poetic expression and Ahnue infuses sound and rhythm in a journey through the heart of loss into the healing knowledge that love continues on. With creative support by Dubhna Rhiadra.
“Los colores de la pérdida y curación” es una colaboración artistica de iSkye Silverweb con Ahnue Heartlight, donde Skye presenta expresión visual y poética y Ahnue infunde sonido y ritmo en un viaje a través del hondo de la pérdida en el conocimiento curativo de que el amor continúa. Con el apoyo creativo de Dubhna Rhiadra.
“I colori della perdita e la guarigione” è una collaborazione artistica di iSkye Silverweb con Anhue Heartlight, dove iSkye presenta un’espressione visiva e poetica, e Ahnue diffonde suono e ritmo in un viaggio attraverso la profondità della perdita e la comprensione curativa che l’amore continua. Supporto creativo di Dubhna Rhiadra.
I would like to invite you to come to my art opening at the Linden Endowment for the Arts sim LEA6, named The Colours of Loss & Healing.
If you have experienced a personal loss of someone, be it human or animal, a kindred soul, a much loved being – you are invited to come and participate in this journey I share through the loss of my own kindred soul of 21 years, Sunny, in a process that may likely echo your own. Being living beings of love and light we all experience these things, and come to a realisation that while we may have ‘lost’ those we love, we never really lose them. We always have their love.
– iSkye Silverweb
TerpsiCorps ARTWERKS kicks off the festivities at their new home on LEA 10, for the next few months, starting Saturday March 4th at 1PM SL with music and mystery, friends and dancing! Please head over to Whitechapel and enjoy the concert line up around 1PM Second Life time, then linger and meander through the dozens of art galleries organized by Renee Rossalini.
Whitechapel will be featuring many events over the next four months, including the Interactive Murder Mystery Dance, as well as The Asylum “On The Road” Clue Murder Mystery!
That is just part of the fun that’s in store for you, while you tour the vast Victorian London park like pathways, rummage through the Book Shops for that rare collectors gift, then find yourself stopping to sip a bit of your favorite beverage at the café near the fish market in the afternoon sun, what is the possibly you might discover a poetry reading circle at just about tea time!
With all the charm of the Victorian era, we welcome the Second Life Community to experience Whitechapel, London with its beauty!
Featuring This Saturday March 4th 2017 at LEA10::
1PM Suzen Juel Resistance
3PM Voodoo Shilton
8PM Cordelia Cerise
Interactive Murder Mystery Dance
9 PM The Asylum “ON THE ROAD”
Clue Murder Mystery DJ LIL
to visit Existence in Balance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/124/129/15
3rd stage: Terra Exista, The real World at the end of the Wormhole
Through several wormholes you have landed at different parts of the Real World in Terra Exista of Existence in Balance on LEA18!
Luckily the wormholes are quite stable and after a bumpy and disorientating ride hopefully you will land at the chosen part of your destination.
There are 4 separate clusters of Islands to visit. Themes will be:
Then there will be a separate route to our magnificent Universe and of course to the main stage.
Talking about the clusters of small floating islands, each will have their themes as said above and you can explore the islands, after landing. Maybe you will find a nice gift also!
From each cluster there is a possibility to return to The Beginning in order to explore another section of this beautiful installation.
When you have explored the Non-Physical World (Terra Forma) and the Physical World (Terra Exista) Another tour can bring you to the almost never ending Universe!!
BUT! Always there is the wormhole to go through.. so brace yourselves!!
Already curious to find out what it will be?
Come by now and see how the build is progressing.. Maybe you can already take a demo ride on one of the tours!
Have fun and join the Group for updates, joiners are available at the landing point of:
Existence in Balance
Love and peace!
2nd stage: Terra Exista, The real World and how we return to the Physical World
Following up on the last explanation on the creation of our Earth and arrival in the physical World of 2 weeks ago, above the spheres you will find a huge floating island.
This floating island represents all days life on our planet Earth. The interaction with each other, where we meet, feeling happy or sad. Everything concerning our daily life comes together here. The floating island being the support for the platform where we live.
Surrounded by the building blocks in the distance we see some discs turning, emerging between the blocks. These are the ending points of the wormholes we have to go thru to arrive in this Terra Exista stage of the LEA18 installation Existence in Balance.
As we, as physical people, are transported in a miraculous way to the Terra Forma stage of Existence in Balance on LEA18 (where it all began), to return to the physical world, we need a special route.
Earth landed in our physical World millions of years ago.. We are already here, just visiting to catch a glimpse of how Earth was created, to catch a glimpse of the serenity and beauty back then…
Luckily for us the Non Physical World offers several ways out.
From each part (- Reality, – Fantasy, – Emotion and – Spirituality) in this Non Physical World, Terra Forma offers a route through a wormhole.
Beware tho!! The transition is not instant!!
We actually have to go thru a wormhole with all stupefying effects that belong with it. Like motion, some psychedelic effects, disorientation…..
At the end, when you really are BRAVE enough to hang on till the end, finally you arrive in the Physical World..
Relax and let yourself float to the routes destiny…
Yes!… the routes destiny.. as for you there is still a long way ahead and much .. MUCH more to explore..
See you next week for more updates on:
EXISTENCE IN BALANCE
Enjoy and hope to see you all on LEA18!
Jennifer May Carlucci
“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi
LEA 18 Existence in Balance
2nd stage: Terra Exista
Earth has arrived in its physical Universe. Earth has materialized and is growing into existence.
Linear growing made possible by means of a feature embedded to the physical Universe, being Time.
Whatever took Earth and Universe billlions of years to form and become as we know it today, forces beyond any of our comprehension of yet have been molding everything that is out there in its present shape.
Here on LEA18, Existence in Balance, it is represented by a mere 2 Globes, rising above the water, as coming from the Non-physical World, into the physical World.
The first Globe, Earth in its early Young years, small and still covered with ice, pictures the purity clinging to it still from the non-physical World.
The second Globe, above the first one, shows Earth almost as we know it today, full grown, ready for life. The space between the 2, can be considered ‘time’ elapsed between stage 1 and stage 2 during when Earth is evolving.
Planet Earth in our Universe on Lea18, is surrounded by building blocks of which all Universe and, later on, also all living organisms are created. Of course they are present immediately when our Universe is created, as they are the cradle of our Existence. All around us they are.. wherever you look, always you are confronted with the building blocks of our Existence.
Seemingly perfect from the start, equal in shape and distance soon enough the traveler is confronted with gaps in the build, giving the structure its unique appearance.Wherever you go and wherever your gaze is drawn, nothing is the same for the eye.Yet it all consists out of the same building blocks, just differently organised.
Poem from Rumi, written in the 13th Century:
Every war and every conflict between human beings
has happened because of some disagreement about names.
It is such an unnecessary foolishness,
because just beyond the arguing
there is a long table of companionship
set and waiting for us to sit down.
What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured into a huge basin.
All religions, all this singing, one song.
The differences are just illusion and vanity.
Sunlight looks a little different on this wall
than it does on that wall
and a lot different on this other one,
but it is still one light.
We have borrowed these clothes,
these time-and-space personalities,
from a light, and when we praise,
we are pouring them back in.
Author, Rumi: The Big Red Book
Here is a video from LokiRat during visit to this work.
Existence in Balance – Exploring Second Life art
By – Linden Endowment for the Arts. Visit LEA18~ Some words on the creator of ‘Existence in Balance’ for original post.
I am JenniferMay Carlucci and am creator and builder of the art installation .: Existence in Balance:.
I think it is a privilege to be able to work on this project and I want to extend my gratitude to Linden Lab who generously offered a grant for my ideas, in order to show my thoughts to the people in SL.
Who is JenniferMay Carlucci?
After getting my university degree in RL, I started my career as office manager and chief of department of several Financial institutions.
Although these positions offered an interesting challenge, I couldn’t find any outlet for my artistic aspirations.
So after 20 years hiding behind a desk and computer, I said farewell to my colleagues and started my company, being a landscape designer. Gardening, plants, ideas on how a landscape should be designed always was a huge hobby of mine.
In 2007, I discovered Second Life, and thought it to be the platform for building virtual landscapes of my RL designs to show to my clients. And it worked really well!.
With my first avatar I entered SL in February 2007.
I learned how to build, landscape and terraform, ran a couple of rental sims, a ballroom and The Conservatory of Ballymore. Here we had an ongoing art exposition of RL painters and sculptors.
Apart from my own sims and RL designs, I set up several sims for others.
Unfortunately due to the fast pace of SL, none of the sims I created 10 years ago exist anymore.
Having an outlet for my creativity and close contact with nature, it changed my perspective of the World and gradually I became more aware of the deep-seated value of the creation of everything we know around us (earth / universe) and the importance of humanity and every living item here on this planet.
Reading up on quantum-mechanics, space travel and studies on the universe I came up with a theory of how earth and space for that matter could have been created.
Other projects and interests in SL are of course still setting up sims, and one of my top faves is certainly dancing! Using a combination of stunning animations, well chosen Music, a fabulously built stage, and a great choreography puts down a tremendous vivid experience for the SL dancer but also for the SL spectator in RL.
Everything mentioned above will be mixed into the installation .:Existence in Balance:.
The sim will be the stage for dance, sound, visuals and a marvelous all-over experience.
The topic being, to show how Earth is created, lifted up from the non-physical area to the existing world and gloriously settled in its own huge Universe. To show how beautiful the creation is, how we people can observe it and keep beauty and love for the Creation in our Hearts to maintain it for future posterity.
Of course I couldn’t get it all done without the backup and support of my loving partner Falk whom I love for everything he is (awesome, kind, open, great sense of humor, young at heart etc etc) and awesome friends Kay (SL sister and RL best friend) and Jess (special as we went thru many ordeals and still sticking together, supporting each other).
A special thanks is at its place as well for Medora and Alazi, who pushed me into taking up the initial build and giving me the space for it.
I thank all my friends RL and SL because I couldn’t be the one I am now, without any one of them!
By – Linden Endowment for the Arts. Visit LEA4 – Walk Through Gallery and Music – By Suzen Juel for original post.
DATE:February 3rd, 2017
TIME: Fun starts at 3PM SLT
A walk through gallery of color featuring the original art of Suzen JueL, filled with symbolic images of her music.