Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LEA18 Existence in Balance


                                                        LEA 18 Existence in Balance

                             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/124/129/15

2nd stage: Terra Exista

Earth has arrived in its physical Universe. Earth has materialized and is growing into existence.
Linear growing made possible by means of a feature embedded to the physical Universe, being Time.

Whatever  took Earth and Universe billlions of years to form and become as we know it today, forces beyond any of our comprehension of yet have been molding everything that is out there in its present shape.

Here on LEA18, Existence in Balance, it is represented by a mere 2 Globes, rising above the water,  as coming from the Non-physical World, into the physical World.

The first Globe, Earth in its early Young years, small and still covered with ice, pictures the purity clinging to it still from the non-physical World.

The second Globe, above the first one, shows Earth almost as we know it today, full grown, ready for life. The space between the 2, can be considered ‘time’ elapsed between stage 1 and stage 2 during when Earth is evolving.

Planet Earth in our Universe on Lea18, is surrounded by building blocks of which all Universe and, later on, also all living organisms are created. Of course they are present  immediately when our Universe is created, as they are the cradle of our Existence. All around us they are.. wherever you look, always you are confronted with the building blocks of our Existence.

Seemingly perfect from the start, equal in shape and distance soon enough the traveler is confronted with gaps in the build, giving the structure its unique appearance.Wherever you go and wherever your gaze is drawn, nothing is the same for the eye.Yet it all consists out of the same building blocks, just differently organised.

Poem from Rumi, written in the 13th Century:

One Song
Every war and every conflict between human beings
has happened because of some disagreement about names.

It is such an unnecessary foolishness,
because just beyond the arguing
there is a long table of companionship
set and waiting for us to sit down.

What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured into a huge basin.

All religions, all this singing, one song.

The differences are just illusion and vanity.

Sunlight looks a little different on this wall
than it does on that wall
and a lot different on this other one,
but it is still one light.

We have borrowed these clothes,
these time-and-space personalities,
from a light, and when we praise,
we are pouring them back in.

From:
Coleman Barks
Author, Rumi: The Big Red Book

Here is a video from LokiRat during visit to this work.

Existence in Balance - Exploring Second Life art

Friday, February 3, 2017

LEA4 - Walk Through Gallery and Music - By Suzen Juel

LOCATION: LEA4
DATE:February 3rd, 2017
TIME: Fun starts at 3PM SLT
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A walk through gallery of color featuring the original art of Suzen JueL, filled with symbolic images of her music. 
  
Music by...
Lexie Smith
Winston Ackland
Suzen Juel
Denny Mac

LEA18~ Some words on the creator of 'Existence in Balance'

           
                      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/124/129/15

I am JenniferMay Carlucci and am creator and builder of the art installation .: Existence in Balance:.

I think it is a privilege to be able to work on this project and I want to extend my gratitude to Linden Lab who generously offered a grant for my ideas, in order to show my thoughts to  the people in SL.

Who is JenniferMay Carlucci?

After getting my university degree in RL, I started my career as office manager and chief of department of several Financial institutions.

Although these positions offered an interesting challenge, I couldn't find any outlet for my artistic aspirations.

So after 20 years hiding behind a desk and computer, I said farewell to my colleagues and started my company, being a landscape designer. Gardening, plants, ideas on how a landscape should be designed always was a huge hobby of mine.

In 2007, I discovered Second Life, and thought it to be the platform for building virtual landscapes of my RL designs to show to my clients. And it worked really well!.

With my first avatar I entered SL in February 2007.

I learned how to build, landscape and terraform, ran a couple of rental sims, a ballroom and  The Conservatory of Ballymore. Here we had an ongoing art exposition of RL painters and sculptors.

Apart from my own sims and RL designs, I set up several sims for others.

Unfortunately due to the fast pace of SL, none of the sims I created 10 years ago exist anymore.

Having an outlet for my creativity and close contact with nature, it changed my perspective of the World and gradually I became more aware of the deep-seated value of the creation of everything we know around us (earth / universe) and the importance of humanity and every living item here on this planet.

Reading up on quantum-mechanics, space travel and studies on the universe I came up with a theory of how earth and space for that matter could have been created.

Other projects and interests in SL are of course still setting up sims, and one of my top faves is certainly dancing! Using a combination of stunning animations, well chosen Music, a fabulously built stage, and a great choreography puts down a tremendous vivid experience for the SL dancer but also for the SL spectator in RL.

Everything mentioned above will be mixed into the installation .:Existence in Balance:.

The sim will be the stage for dance, sound, visuals and a marvelous all-over experience.

The topic being, to show how Earth is created, lifted up from the non-physical area to the existing world and gloriously settled in its own huge Universe. To show how beautiful the creation is, how we people can observe it and keep beauty and love for the Creation in our Hearts to maintain it for future posterity.

Of course I couldn't get it all done without the backup and support of my loving partner Falk whom I love for everything he is (awesome, kind, open, great sense of humor, young at heart etc etc) and awesome friends Kay (SL sister and RL best friend) and Jess (special as we went thru many ordeals and still sticking together, supporting each other).

A special thanks is at its place as well for Medora and Alazi, who pushed me into taking up the initial build and giving me the space for it.

I thank all my friends RL and SL because I couldn't be the one I am now, without any one of them!

Jenn.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LEA28 - The Art Around the Straw, Thursday Feb 2nd at 1pm SLT



THE ART AROUND THE STRAW
Enjoy and immerse in the longest art straw ever

"Welcome to our fantasy, welcome to our journey, welcome to the dream. Tonight we welcome the arrival of a new princess in the kingdom of dreams. Welcome one and all to the imagination of Holly Moon"

This will be the opener on the Art Talk that happens on Thursday, February 2nd at 1:00 PM SLT at LEA28.

Art Blue will open a door to understanding Social Artistry, a term that has taken over in the Arts.

Great insights or just all a fake of zero significance? Whatever it is shall not count as soon as Particle Tom of SKY FIRE brings us light around the straw.

Hurry to be there in time at INFINITE DRIFTERS LEA28. The artist for art around the straw will be present.

Art Eames

Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA28/114/128/21

Friday, January 27, 2017

Spilling JueL Tones on LEA 4



Spilling JueL Tones is planning it's 2nd of three events for Jan. 31st, of 2017.
There will be live music on Spilling JueL Tones with David Csiszer and Jon aka Mulder Watts.

Spilling JueL Tones is a walk through gallery, featuring the original art of Suzen JueL
filled with symbolic images of her music....

Also on Feb. 3rd of 2017 there will be a full day of live music, as this will likely be my last of the 3 events.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

LEA27 -- Light Reflections, an installation by Venus Adored




Visit Venus Adored's Light Reflections at LEA27.  It has 6 levels and if you follow the instructions, at the end you will be at ground level where you will find a paperboat.  Purchase it for 0 lindens and sail around the sim.  Rezzing is permitted there for 15 minutes.

Teleport:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA27/193/122/1642

LEA18 Existence in Balance- an update from JenniferMay Carlucci





When entering the sim upon completion, you will be guided to the first stage, Terra  Forma.

From there people visiting can choose to go in 4 directions.  As I told you last week, 4 heart-shaped platforms surround 2 hands holding an icy globe.

Each heart shape platform will represent its own direction:

-    Reality
-    Fantasy
-    Spirituality
-    Emotion

Before we go explore these basics of human life, you are invited to take a tour in Terra Forma where Earth is created.  Parts where vision will be important, but also sounds and movement.

These last mentioned items will be added in a later stage when all parts of Existence in Balance are finished.
In this way we can be asured no sounds are overlapping and you can enjoy the surroundings to its fullest.

We have seen many of you already taking a peek. As this enterprise is a major work in progress I suggest to come by regularly to see the ‘story’ develop.

See you inworld on LEA18 and enjoy Existence in Balance!

JenniferMay Carlucci

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Poem by Rumi:

Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity.
The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.
Tomorrow, when resurrection comes,
The heart that is not in love will fail the test.

From Thief of Sleep
by Shahram Shiva

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LEA28 -- Infinite Drifters' celebrate The Inauguration, Friday, January 20th at 1pm SLT



JOIN THE INFINITE DRIFTERS ON FRIDAY TO CELEBRATE
THE INAUGURATION 
AT LEA28

AND THE DEAF WILL HEAR 
AND THE BLIND WILL SEE

CLIMB UP THE TOWER TO THE SKY AT 1:30 PM SLT
ENJOY AMERIKA IST WUNDERBAR AT 1:00 PM SLT

Monday, January 16, 2017

LEA18 - Existence in Balance



Jennifer May Carlucci says, "Existence in Balance will eventually consist of three major parts."

"The first part is Terra Forma and is almost complete. I say 'almost' because the main structure is finished, but some atmospheric touches need to be added. 4 Heart-shaped platforms surround 2 hands that will hold and release the ICY GLOBE (soon to be transformed into Planet Earth). They represent the surrounding LOVE of which all things are created. Each platform contains a heart at the bottom and one at the top. Captured in between the hearts are several vases holding Calla Lilies.

Historically, this flower symbolizes purity, holiness and faithfulness. It’s commonly depicted in images of the Virgin Mary. Calla Lilies are also symbols of rebirth and resurrection. They are connected to the resurrection of Jesus because they bloom around Easter and are shaped like trumpets which symbolize triumph.

Keeping this in mind, we are looking at the birth of our glorious Earth. It begins its triumphant journey upwards from the non-physical ether to the physical Universe. It is a picture of purity brought into existence."

At every instant and from every side, resounds the call of Love:
We are going to sky, who wants to come with us?
We have gone to heaven, we have been the friends of the angels,
And now we will go back there, for there is our country.
We are higher than heaven, more noble than the angels:
Why not go beyond them? Our goal is the Supreme Majesty.
What has the fine pearl to do with the world of dust?
Why have you come down here? Take your baggage back. What is this place?
Luck is with us, to us is the sacrifice!...
Like the birds of the sea, men come from the ocean--the ocean of the soul.
Like the birds of the sea, men come from the ocean--the ocean of the soul.
How could this bird, born from that sea, make his dwelling here?
No, we are the pearls from the bosom of the sea, it is there that we dwell:
Otherwise how could the wave succeed to the wave that comes from the soul?
The wave named 'Am I not your Lord' has come, it has broken the vessel of the body;
And when the vessel is broken, the vision comes back, and the union with Him.

Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch, 'Rumi and Sufism' trans. Simone Fattal