Energy by Asmita Duranjaya opened officially a week ago at LEA 9. Near the landing are info cards about the installation which is open through the end of June. You’ll find yourself standing on a teleporter used to reach the other layers from the Transformation layer.
“The basic layer shows some possibilities of transformation, which the mankind has used
during the history to produce physical energy.
The utility poles refer to the electrical energy, which is won by transforming water, wind, sun or terrestrial heat.
The base-texture shows the center of a nuclear fusion-reactor, which might be used to transform energy for a future generation. ”
“My sim-wide installation ENERGY is a piece of conceptual techno-organic art.
I try to visualize the term in five layers, from the simple physical aspect to the philosophical aspect of looking beyond the physical boundaries.
The conceptual strategy allows me to enhance my own installation with art-pieces of colleagues in Second Life. Some pieces are from my art collection and some are contributed by invited artist-friends in concern of the topic.” ~ Asmita Duranjaya
My favorite layer is the Movement layer. I especially enjoyed looking at the art pieces on the walkway.
“Second Life has a lot of options for movement, be it in dance-animations or by using scripts to let textures move.
Vehicles and even bot-avatars can be setup to move repeatedly on a certain trace or to roam free and according to the control of a person behind the screen.
The layer MOVEMENT shows some of those possibilities and how they can be used to produce especially animated art pieces.”
Above movement is the Energy=Interaction layer.
“The layer INTERACTION provides opportunities for the visitor to trigger visual events by collision or by touch. In the corners he can create his own fracticle-show (fracticle=fractals as particles) by touching the round buttons.
In long black tubes collisions trigger not only visual but also sonic events.”
Shown above is the Energy=Love layer.
Contributing artists are: Jaime Poutine, Merit Coba, Kolor Fall, Scottius Polke, Finny Yates, LouEct, lalie Sorbet, Aloisio Congrejo, bachi Cheng, Frantz Catteneo, Louly Loon, Sylver Piccard, Elle Thorkveld, Kyoko, Vonnie Fox, Wintergeist, OHE54, Natsha Lemton, and Nish Mip.
“The layer TRANSCENDENCE leads the visitor into another dimension beyond reality and virtuality. The mind can become unified with the eternity …
Take a seat in one of the capsules and let you elevate to the transcendence-sphere;
sit on one of the yellow moving objects and take a bath in color, shape and sound …”