A detail of Rose Borchovski’s The Arrival, a new instalment of her Susa Bubble immersive narrative, which will be opening soon at a Linden Endowment for the Arts sim.
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“Noted art historian Vaneeesa Anne Blaylock” energetically leads a group of art lovers in her New Year Art Crawl through Second Life’s LEA sims. Picture taken at Gracie Kendal’s installation Ceci n’est pas une peinture.
…while wishing it may be the best year ever for everyone in all worlds, possible and impossible!
If you’re looking for a calm and relaxing place in Second Life, Chris Lorraine Sofee‘s island in the sky is as hard to beat as it’s hard to find. Once inside the house, climb the stairs up to the roof to reach this enchanted meadow. It’s a creation that makes a masterful use of transparencies [...]
That’s Kikas trying out one of our unconventional “instant scenes” on top of an undescribable structure inside Eupalinos Ugajin’s unorthodox Kou! installation in Second Life, where we’re preparing a hopefully unbelievable party with him and some other friends. And that’s enough unusualness for the moment…
Yesterday the news reached us of the passing of Chris Marker, aged 91, considered one of the most influential filmmakers ever. In his eighties, while proclaiming the death of cinema, Marker joined Second Life (through an avatar named Sergei Murasaki) in order to explore its possibilities as an artistic medium. Here’s a great quote by [...]
I’d say Alpha Auer is the most creative clothing designer in Second Life, she pushes the limits of virtual fashion like no one else does. But Alpha Auer is just one of the several avatars of Elif Ayiter, “a designer and a researcher” in real life, a truly extraordinary virtual artist. Her sim Alpha Tribe, [...]
This picture was taken a while ago in Chouchou, in my opinion the coolest hangout spot in Second Life. It’s just a sandy island with a tree and a piano at the center plus some wrecks spread around, making a very relaxing change from the visual bombardment that is the norm in SL regions. Chouchou [...]
The place we went to this afternoon is so excitingly photogenic I had quite some trouble choosing a picture of it, among the many I took, to share in World Today. So, even for a few words about this Maya Paris’ installation (if the title, Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off, is not enough!), I’ll help [...]
A crashed sports car next to a carousel in the middle of the ruins of what looks like an ancient monastery — this would be a weird scene even if the whole was not located in a flooded plain! Aptly, the place is called Mysterious Dream, a part of the Moonlight sim in Second Life.
This is the “vintage village” of Verdigris. the main streets of which are mysteriously built on top of two unfinished bridges. I guess it’s all part of “the inventions of a curious mind” as the place’s description laconically informs. Anyway, there’s plenty of shops around, most of them of the “arty” kind, including an antique [...]
This surreal post-apocalypse landscape is where you land if you teleport to the Tableau Vivant main store in Second Life. But good luck in finding any store around to spend money in! This is an extreme example of an apparent paradox of SL — there are places where so much creativity and work was obviously [...]
Today’s outstanding Second Life event was undoubtedly Vaneeesa’s “Pink & Blue” performance at Mikati Slade’s equally outstanding Pico Pico Life installation. That’s me in the back, having some deep musings, as intended by the event, about gender stereotypes and multiple identities!
Today I’ll be cheating a bit and share a picture that was taken about a week ago. That’s because RL was very pressing and I only got online in Second Life at about my deadline for posting my daily World Today entry. Anyway, this picture of Kikas is a close up of one scene our [...]
This is a picture taken just before dinner, while anguishing over the thought “OMG, I still haven’t got a picture for today’s World Today entry, Vaneeesa will kill me!” So I followed a few promising leads and ended up in this very interesting landscape in the Daytime Dreams sim, which I didn’t know even existed [...]
Today’s picture is of an uneventful day (by Second Life standards…). At the “Kou!” sandbox (see my 9 July post) we experimented, among other things, with a 3D trompe l’oeil effect involving both of us using the same animation around a setting that only becomes visible when you click on an object.
Although it doesn’t look like it, this picture was taken at a Second Life beach party some friends invited us to last night. How could we resist on the hottest day of the year so far (35ª C) on our real life location? You can hardly see the cathedral organ Kikas was modestly wearing because [...]
Last night we misbehaved a bit. Our comrade SaveMe Oh, who is the most (for lack of a better word) radical artist in Second Life, called us to help her disrupt a conventional art opening and we immediately obliged. Wearing our own surroundings, we improvised with her for some time in the sky above the [...]
A while ago today we found our friend Eupalinos Ugajin blending in with a part of Lollito Larkham’s new installation “Souvenirs de voyages de Marcel Chiffon”. Eupa is unique in Second Life for obliterating the conventions on what avatars should look like, and he specifically pushes the limits as regards integrating himself into his current [...]