Fracture-Facture, by Joss Floss, opened January 6 at Club L.A. Gallery. The installation, made up of nine 3D pieces, is upstairs in the gallery.
I enjoyed visiting; these photos show two of my favorite pieces.
This parcel in Hookton, on Sansara, was claimed just a little over four months ago; the art and lounge spaces have often been in vibrant change, always worthy of visiting, never being too much under construction.
The land has gone through several name changes too. First binary, then post binary, and maybe some others before the current “dream; everything is art“.
The studio, gallery and mainland lounge are owned by serra Qendra. Currently at the landing there is a group joiner for machinima screenings planned for next month: “Cinema “Sunday Screenings” from 18 Feb >>> 8-10 PM
(8:15 start) playing machinima about sl… “.
Also available is an info notecard on Concrete Poem # 1 Dragons Tears:
“My ‘concrete poems’ are surrealistic assemblages of found objects
(No.1) Dragons Tears: is about the act of crying
The viewer is invited to sit in the middle of the sculpture…to ‘complete its verb’
…to take time from our usual work and let ourselves feel loss
Dragons so hate to lose any of their jewels
some private crying helps wash that away.
The Lounge is currently displaying snapshots by serra taken at LEA last round, mostly of The Plant.
The levels can be navigated by stairs, climbing, teleporter and flying. I’ve enjoyed wandering around the installations which have been quite fascinating.
There is a meditation area, rides, and floating jellyfish; spring has arrived with chickens wandering around.
One of the previous winter scenes here was selected for the cover of the most recent edition of The Antidote, an inworld publication celebrating continuing creativity, activities and community in Second Life in the midst and in spite of very challenging and often discouraging times in the arts and in the world. (Copies of the two editions may be picked up by the Peace Pole at nearby Wanderlust Cafe and Art Park Extension in Quentin.)
Walking all the way down to the water, you’ll find the Hookton Rez Zone close by.
I was delighted to find a gacha for affordable sculptures called “shell-likes”.
I’ve admired how the spaces here have adapted to and worked well with the aesthetics of the frequent changes in the area, some of which have looked unappealing.
There has usually been laundry drying in the sea breeze. At this time it is up on the roof.
A birds eye view looking down at dream: everything is art.
Opening today at Noula, Fade Away is a monochrome installation by Cica Ghost.
Some of the figures, do indeed, appear and then fade away.
The ticking of clocks can be heard as you explore the installation.
”Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it’s like they didn’t fade away at all.”
I enjoyed my initial visit and will return.
The photos here are cropped and otherwise raw. I don’t derender and considering all the avatars on the sim, I’m pleased with getting some photos I like.
Recently I made time to enjoy visiting Niamh’s Journey of Dreams with a friend. The installation is a collaboration between CeaKay Ballyhoo and Cybele Moon.
There’s information at the landing, including windlight recommendations. I chose region settings on the Lab viewer and we set out on the path. The landscape is a 3 dimensional watercolor by CeaKay Ballyhoo inspired by the photography and a story by Cybele Moon
The storyboards show a photo which inspired the landscape near it. You can click on it to get a notecard for easier reading. They are numbered, up to 23.
There are several portals to click on during the journey through the installation.
I was intrigued by the texture of the water and delighted to find that the bluebells could be purchased from a little shop at the end of the journey.
I enjoyed the views in every direction with the light settings on the Lab viewer. The planning for all the segments of art to follow the story flowing around the sim is very well done.
For links to other blogs about Niamh’s Journey of Dreams see CeaKay Ballyhoo’s blog.
For Cybele’s wonderful storytelling, see Tales of the Tuatha.
I believe the installation is up through June. It’s a wonderful example of what can be done in virtual worlds.
The Haul by Haveit Neox is installed at MetaLES through March 31st.
“Hauling, on land and in the sea. Exploring limits and bypassing any respect for them, while stringing our catch into a growing story.”
At the landing for MetaLES, the poster on the wall for The Haul is a teleporter for you to arrive on one of the ships.
Flying to the upper level and inside the jellyfish-like creatures, you can enjoy the details of the artist’s palette and intricate 3D creations.
The Haul on Vimeo; machinima and music by Haveit Neox.
The installation opened on February 5th. MetaLES is curated by Romy Nayar and Ux Hax.
Under the sea there are coral encrusted discards.
Website: ACC Alpha
The installation is a beautiful and thoughtful reminder of the respect and care needed for the planet that is our home.