Virtual Artefacts exhibit at interstellART AiR Gallery, Nov 2017
An exhibition of 2D generative & glitch art and 3D sculpture by Elle Thorkveld.
Opening on Sunday Nov 5 2017 at 1 pm SLT.
In years past I’ve posted about Burn 2 and have even done some filming. If there was ever to be a year for me to participate, this is the one. A friend and I enjoyed building Sojourning Outpost, constructed of elements meaningful to us. Our gifts can be found by clicking on the tapestry as well as in the gift area near the entrance.
This year I just want to enjoy exploring as well as enjoy the lovely real life weather while it is here.
We are fortunate to be right next to artist and friend, Elle Thorkveld.
“Radical reuse and remixing of art in celebration of the annual ritual of creation and destruction at Burning Man.”
Her gifts are available on her parcel as well as the gift area as well.
Also nearby is Cult of the Playafish.
“Observe the levitated fishes in the air going round the Great Playafish – walk the piers if you dare. A gift awaits, don’t let the fishy scare!”
One of my favorites this year is watching avatars use the shopping cart transportation. The first avatar pushes the cart; if there are two, the second one rides in it.
Elle’s Art Lot in Rivulet, Heterocera holds art collections, several on the ground, some in the sky accessed via teleporter. The Atoll ground texture is enhanced with wildflowers. The water around part of the land has lilies, swans and bamboo contributing to the views and restful feeling to the spaces. The parcel is harmoniously created for the surrounding area as well as expressing Elle Thorkveld’s art and individual taste.
The TV Room is one of the galleries in the sky showing Elle’s art and was my first learning of the artist Nam June Paik.
Elle Thorkveld is an artist focusing on generative and glitch digital art and music. She enjoys creating SL sculpture, installations and experimental machinima, is a SL and RL photographer and a RL mixed media artist.
Her work focuses on the use of color, novel combinations, movement, randomness & unpredictability.
The Art Collection Gallery is very well curated by her with a sampling of the pieces she’s acquired.
More from her bio: “I started in SL in 2009 and was drawn to inworld photography, joining Elsbeth Writer’s Wandering Photographers of SL. In the past few years I have been working in generative and glitch art & music. I enjoy co-creating with the computer and like the often chaotic and surprising results.”
Another gallery has retrospective art on the ground level leading up to this room with two of my favorite pieces.
This light-filled space is near the landing.
Studio at InterstellART, Borneo
The above photo shows her exhibit at The Blue Zebra Project at Nimar.
She has a colorful, animated 3D piece at Immaterial, University of Western Australia.
She’s also exhibited at MBK Gallery and Montara Bridge Works.
The Hillside Gallery on Heterocera is a treehouse exhibit. It’s a great starting place for exploration. It’s just off The High Mountain Road, seen in the left of the photo.
As of this writing, you can hop off the tree house and walk across the land to the tracks where there are interesting places to explore, one seen in the background. There’s a rez zone nearby and a little further down the tracks to the right of what is shown here is a rest stop for travelers.
Elle is also an active participant with Wanderlust Bench Art Park, Quentin and will be hosting the traveling Wanderlust Art Truck at her Art Lot in Rivulet beginning February 26th for about two weeks.
Elle Thorkveld’s Alchemy Inspiration exhibit at Montara Bridge Works continues through the end of October.
The exhibition features generative and glitch art derived from sketches created using Alchemy software. There’s an animated sculpture on the upper level.
An informal artist chat was held on September 4th where visitors learned more about the process from Elle. The art is available for purchase and a gift piece is available by clicking on the prim under the stairs.
As curator of the gallery, the informal chat was enjoyable, seeing old friends stop by and meet other avatars. The conversation was lively and interesting, both on- and off-topic.
Cordial invitation to visit the exhibition of artist Elle Thorkveld titled “Alchemy Inspiration” featuring generative and glitch art derived from sketches created using Alchemy software.
Informal artist chat Sunday September 4th @ 1 pm SLT. All welcome!
Exhibit open September/October 2016 at Montara Bridgeworks Gallery.
“‘Alchemy Inspiration’ is an exhibit of generative and glitch art derived from sketches created using the Alchemy open drawing project software. Generative art is a form of creative coding, using software to develop art. I use the Processing language in my work. Randomness plays a large part in my arts development, as I enjoy the play of unexpected shape and color.” ~ Elle Thorkveld
The July/August exhibit at MBK Gallery is titled Random Assets featuring Generative Art: Color and Form by artist Elle Thorkveld. The opening party is on Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. SLT.
Elle creates both 2D and 3D works of art; this 2D exhibit includes animated 2D pieces.MBK Gallery is curated by Asmita Duranjaya, who has been hosting exhibits since 2009. Many of the well known artists in SL have exhibited here including Silas Merlin in March/April of this year. There is a slideshow of posters inside near the front entrance.
The gallery and sim is owned by Zewe Major and is part of a compound of six sims intended to look like a realistic Bavarian landscape.
Art Farm Co-op is divided into three six week sessions with two week breaks in between. Fall session 1 just began on Saturday. These are some photos of the summer session. There are many more on the group Flickr. Links are provided at the end of this post.
Each session is divided into four sections, each with a theme and a facilitator. The themes have just changed but I’m continuing forward with my creative projects. Just about any kind of performance or creativity in Second Life can fit nicely within the frameworks.
Everyone is welcome to participate and visitors are very welcome as well. This grant for round nine has moved forward and expanded on the round eight LEA grant for Medici University. Some of the avatars who participated in that, like me, are here; some left and we’ve gained new learners.
This is about sharing and community and so much more than plopping down a gallery, parking an afk avatar in it for one hour a week and much greater than a glorified sandbox. LEA has a wonderful art sandbox already.
Avatars can take classes or teach a class. At Medici University I took Van Caerndow’s Drinking and Drawing class for four months. I met and became friends with Art Oluja at MU. I’ve recently blogged news about each of them.
I’ve made awkward things in the 3D sculpture area and recieved encouragement. I’m learning to make machinima and have people responding positively to casting calls.
The best way to participate here is to take an interest in what other people are doing, respond when they say hello and to show up for events. Well that’s just common sense in all lives.
The photo above is by Kimika Ying. Like any farm, this place is never “complete and done”. Most of us call it ant farm and during the summer there was a fair amount of ant sculptures around. I just spotted an ant hill yesterday in the new pop up gallery area.
One of the highlights of summer session was a guest seminar given by Gloriana Maertens of Guerilla Burlesque, shown in the photo above. She brought her own stage, gave a performance, blew up the stage to give a breakdown of the elements that go into dance performing in Second Life and pointed us in the direction of tools, leaving us with a wealth of resources. The event and resources are very well documented by the facilitator of Low-Fidelity, Newton Mr (lex.perdide).
Gwynnie Beaumont had a glyph installation and Veyot led us on a field trip to The Egg where she filmed us in Eggs Over Easy.
I ended up with 60 pieces and some great memories, all of people I met at Medici University and at summer session. They’ve all been uploaded to the Flickr group.
Notice it’s called an art co-op, not a utopia. There are the usual communication breakdowns when humans and human-powered avatars get together. It’s highly recommended that anyone participating read the website info first and then ask questions of the leaders if something needs to be clarified.At the end of summer session we had parties, facilitated by Newton Mr, showing works in progress and performances, including what some of us are learning with the MetaHarper tools. It was a lovely finish to the six week session.
Most of the communication is done in local or VB Friends group but some news can be found here at MU Talk.
The official info on Art Farm Co-op Fall Session 1 at Edie’s Farm.
Gemma Cleanslate’s The Art Farm post for SL Newser.