Monday, April 24, 2017

LEA 14 - Fragments of a Forest Opening

Sim opening and story reading:
April 26th, 8 am SLT
April 26th, 7 pm SLT

You are invited to spend a magical time with us!

LEA 14 - Fragments of a Forest

Imagine spending your entire life living in a cave. Everything you've learned, everything you understand has been limited by stone walls, mathematical algorithms, and endless shadows.

It's not a bad life, mind you. You have all you wish for to survive — fish and giant beetles to eat, medicinal glowing fungi, beautiful glittering crystals, and the shelter of the trees. The trees themselves were magical, dynamic organisms — always growing, always changing. It's a good life, as long as you avoided the brain jellies.

Then imagine leaving this cave. You would be blinded by the dazzling light, for just a little while. Then, you would be able to see the rest of the world. You would witness humankind outside of the cave, and be able to sample many of the world's amazing things. However, you left the ones you loved behind.

Would you go back? Would you take them with you, and show them everything that you have learned and experienced? More importantly, what would you do, if they decided to stay? ...what would they do to you?

Welcome to Fragments of a Forest!  Plato's Allegory of the Cave ( Plato's The Cave ) likened  the journey of man's intellect to being chained within a dark cavern. Once a person is freed from their chains, they must undergo many stages of learning and unlearning before enlightenment. Then, once enlightened, Plato asked, "What would happen when we return to the cave?"

Ours is a story about going back.

Visit a world that has never existed before, and never will again. As you wander or sit and observe this world, it will change around you, driven by its own simple internal rules, producing very complex results. Find the glowing footprints throughout the sim, and touch them to learn of the cave's story.

Explore the constantly changing forest, where each tree builds itself as a very simple fractal-like structure, with some randomness thrown in, and later seeds new trees around itself.

Rest your body, let your mind wander, and observe the flying creatures above the lake, as they follow the rules of a simple algorithm to produce an intelligent-like behavior.

This work will be open at the LEA 14 sim until the end of June 2017.
Thank you for visiting!
  --Thickbrick Sleaford & Blue Mikado

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LEA16-Gem Preiz opens the Anthropic Principle on April 20, 2017

Gem Preiz opens his "The Anthropic Principle"on LEA16 on April 20, 2017, and tells us the following about it:

"The Anthropic Principle" is composed on one hand of a short novel, on a second hand of 4 Sim-sized builds, and at last of 36 high resolution fractals, all components illustrating each others. It is to my eyes one single and consistent work which elements cannot be split, though some visitors could prefer to focus on the visual experience. However, please notice that the novel is not only the background of the installation but also its visit guide, which reading can avoid to miss something. It gives also some hints about the different sources that inspired me.

Please comply with the setting recommendations for a complete and better visit.

The music is available only on streaming on the Sim. It is a compilation of 4 extracts of "Inception" and "Interstellar" movies OST, both composed by Hans Zimmer.

The installation will remain open until end of June 2017. Meanwhile, "No Frontiers" remains open and can be reached thanks to the access board located at the end of the visit or thanks to its specific landmark (see picks in my profile) but its music will have to be listened from youtube, according to the indications given in the welcome hall of the exhibition.

Enjoy the reading, and the visit.

Gem Preiz

"Le Principe Anthropique" est un ensemble constitué d'une part d'un récit, d'autre part de 4 constructions de la taille d'une Sim, et enfin de 36 tableaux fractals, les différentes composantes s'illustrant mutuellement. C'est à mes yeux un tout indissociable. Certains visiteurs préfèreront s'en tenir à l'expérience visuelle. Néanmois le récit sert non seulement d'arrière plan à l'installation mais il en est aussi un guide de visite, dont la lecture permet de ne rien manquer. Il comporte en outre des notes indiquant les différentes sources que j'ai utilisées.

Le respect des paramètres est vivement recommandé.

La musique qui accompagne la visite n'est disponible qu'en streaming sur la Sim. Il s'agit de 4 extraits des bandes originales des films Inception et Interstellar, composées par Hans Zimmer.

L'installation sera ouverte jusqu'au 30 juin 2017. "No Frontiers" restera accessible à partir du panneau d'accès situé en fin de visite ou gràce à son landmark spécifique (voir les picks de mon profil)  mais sa musique d'accompagnement devra être écoutée sur youtube, selon les indications données dans le hall d'accueil de l'exposition.

Bonne lecture, et bonne visite.

Gem Preiz

Monday, April 17, 2017

Coming Soon! 5 Layers of Energy on LEA9

Energy = Transformation

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, wich 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.
The spaces on this layer  are used to display the artwork of some colleagues  focusing on the topic energy.
The teleport-pad can be usedto reach the other layers.

Energy = Movement

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.

Energy = Interaction

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.

Energy = Love

The LOVE-layer shows several  artistic options how to express  the term LOVE in a virtual world:
- mesh- and sculpty-statues by Asmita Duranjaya,
- roses and rose-petals with hover-text,
- a tree-sculpture with heart-leaves,
- animated lips,
- artwork concerning the topic love by bachi Cheng, Aloisio Congrejo, Frantz Catteneo, Kolor Fall and Ohe54, an anonymous Indian artist etc.

Energy = Transcendence

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 ...

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.
The contributing artists are:
Jaime Poutine
Merit Coba
Kolor Fall
Scottius Polke
Finny Yates
lalie Sorbet
Aloisio Congrejo
bachi Cheng
Frantz Catteneo
Louly Loon
Sylver Piccard
Elle Thorkveld

Thanks to Mason Woller for some bulding help.

Thanks to the LEA committee, especially Dove Rhode, PatriciaAnne Daviau, LaPiscean Liberty and Secret Rage.

Asmita Duranjaya

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

LEA27/28/29 - Particle Show "Magic" by Venus Adored April 7th at 2pm SLT

The show will be given on 3 sims at one time.
Where: Lea 27/28 and 29 
When: April 7 at 2pm slt.


Friends, particle lovers and visitors of my installation at LEA 27 (bubble wall painters) are all invited.

Very important note >>> settings for the show

Do feel welcome

Make sure to be in time


For the best possible viewing of the show set your graphics:

1. Preference > graphics:
    * Performance > slider set between HIGH and ULTRA
    * Enable Advanced Lightning Model
    * Particle count 4096 (more than 4096 may not work
    * Maximum complexity -> No Limit  
    * Advanced Lightning Model -> checked
    * Point Lightning -> Full 

    Preferences >Graphics >Rendering:
    * Render Glow Strength 2
    * Enable Attached Lights 
    * Render Attached Particles

2. Remove HUDS and AO´s and all unnecessary    
    scripts for the duration of the show

3. Set to MIDNIGHT

4. Pie menu:
    * Render me fully  >>> I will be highly loaded
    * Derender other avatars in case you have lag problems 

5. Please remain seated during the show


Sunday, April 2, 2017

LEA11 Opening of "Glass Jars" Installation by Art Oluja

  Glass Jars is an experimental narrative, where space contains emotions and memories in a fluid mindscape. Where fragments of nostalgia nest into vessels, drifting between glimpses of clarity and obscure dreams.
“We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images.”
― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
Much of the inspiration for Glass Jars comes from G. Bachelard’s “The Poetics of Space,” R. Grudin’s Time and The Art of Living,” and a short animation film called “The House of Small Cubes.”

The installation incorporates some interactive elements that react as you explore and click things. Region windlight is also recommended.
Sound is an important aspect of Glass Jars, so please turn viewer “sounds” on (and up). All of the narration, soundscaping and music you hear around the region are designed from scratch, specifically for this project, and are the result of a collaborative experiment with intuitively talented Klaus Bereznyak, who uses percussion and woodwind to creatively reflect the vision and concept of Glass Jars. More details about Glass Jars, our soundscaping collaboration, and Klaus’s own perspective are in the welcome poster.
Take a deep breath, dip into the water, and open your mind…

Attachments area 
 “The House of Small Cubes.”
Preview YouTube video La maison en petits cubes (The House of Small Cubes)(Tsumiki no ie) Corto (Gen.: Animación, drama)
La maison en petits cubes (The House of Small Cubes)(Tsumiki no ie) Corto (Gen.: Animación, drama)

                                   DATE: Thursday April 6th, 9AM SLT
                                        LOCATION: LEA11

                                                 Please join us at this SLUR:

Saturday, April 1, 2017

OPENING: Poetry of the Planets on LEA 4 Opens April 2nd

DJ Dano Bookmite will spin celestial tunes to rock the stratosphere, and celebrate the opening of this Community Poetry Project on Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 4

Opening Celebration: Sunday, April 2nd from 2-4pm slt
Poetry of the Planets on LEA 4
Teleport to LEA4

Friday, March 31, 2017

LEA18 Existence In Balance OPENING

Existence in Balance - Exploring Second Life art




The Story how Earth was created.


Featuring the music of JanaMoon and the voice of Dubhna Rhiadra and particles by ParticleTom: we hear and see the creation of the Earth in a beautiful version of an Irish myth by Ella Young 

Return to the Base of all we know, Earth and Universe, feel the power of the creation, marvel in its beauty, explore for the first time knowingly... remember who we really are!

Sim build created by JenniferMay Carlucci

- Put to words by Dubhna Rhiadra,
- Music by JanaMoon
- Particles by Particle Tom and Lexie

- Saturday, April 1st, 2017

- TIME: 2.30 PM SLT


Thursday, March 30, 2017

LEA13 Art Is Rhythm " DANCE WITH ME " Presents Kicca Igaly

"DANCE WITH ME"  By  Kicca Igaly & Music by Nnoiz Papp and Famba Lilta

Sunday at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Art Is Rhythm at LEA13 happily presents Kicca Igaly’s work, “Dance with me” with DJ / Dance Troupe Famba Lilta and live musician Nnoiz Papp! Please join us Sunday April 2 at 1:30 PM SLT for a celebration of inspired art, music, and dance in Second Life!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

LEA13 BEFORE THE SILENCE Featuring Nessuno Myoo_ Concert by UltraViolet Alter_

                                                      "Art Is Rhythm"

                            SUNDAY MARCH 19TH 2017

                                     "Before The Silence"

Welcome to LEA13 Concert Series "Art Is Rhythm"

 Featuring the Musical Talents Of UltraViolet Alter 2:30 PM SL Time
Nessuno Myoo "Before The Silence" Installation
 2:30 PM SL Time _ 9:30 PM 

U T C_Time Zone

 SLUR for your convenince

Sunday, March 12, 2017


                                  ART IS RHYTHM LEA13


             MARCH 15TH   3PM SL Time PST /23H PARIS

                                   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::