Art


Last night King Huckleberry Hax,  who has reigned the past month as Paper Crown King, passed on the crown to me. OMG. I am a Queen now!

The ceremony of the Passing of the Paper Crown was in a small setting, rather intimate and sweet. Well, OK. Huck showed up with music, wearing a (fullbright, flexy prim!) cloak and it took him quite a while to finally hand over the crown to me, including a speech with lots of  bigly and important words. It was a very special night!

Paper Crown Passing

Many thanks to Kate Bergdorf, Mich Michaboo and Huck, for trusting me with the Paper Crown for a month and welcoming me as the Queen!

The coming month, during my reign, all my images on my Flickr feed must include and show the Paper Crown, a very fun challenge! I hope you will enjoy my photos, I’ve posted two sofar, and recommend you take a look at Huck’s story  – as he did an amazing job!

and leave our planet charred

[Paper Crown] - Dreaming Of The Queen


‘Loss’ is the title of the exhibition at Berg by Nordan Art, a series of images by Senna Coronet (Sennaspirit.Coronet). Opened this weekend and running till September.

As the title says, it is about loss and as such a very personal, therapeutic, way of Senna of dealing with the passing of his friend Amona Savira earlier this year. I’ve never met Amona, but have always admired her work on Flickr, where you can still see her amazing art.

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Loss is a lovely and tasteful tribute, Amona is present all of the exhibition, in a sad, but not at all depressing, way. As it goes with exhibitions like this, you really need to go an visit it for yourself – my pictures (of pictures) will most certainly not do it justice!

Loss by Senna Coronet - I - A Blogpost

More about Senna and Berg by Nordan Art you can read either in the note cards that are available at the gallery or for more in depth and an interview with Senna by Kate Bergdorf, read Kate’s blogposts.


Last night my friend Mak asked me to join him for the opening of a new art installation by Haveit Neox at Split Screen, Bleeding Books‘.

As I always enjoy Haveit’s work I was excited to go see this new work and… did not get disappointed!
Upon arrival, the landing point is in the sky on a platform where the story of Bleeding Books begins, you are offered a notecard with some information about the artist and the art work.

Bleeding Books by Haveit Neox - A Blogpost

Funny enough, before I even read the notecard – as I was busy zooming around with my camera – I said to Mak that the letters falling out of the huge floating book, like a waterfall of words, reminded me of President Trump’s Twitter that day. Funny how that works, because when I opened the notecard I read Haveit’s thoughts on the work:

‘Bleeding Books’ begins in the sky, and drops to the large fortress at ground level. It is a story in my ongoing series on abuse as seen through the lens of language. What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood? There are avenues to properly sort facts in this information age, yet we easily turn a blind eye to certain evidence if it goes counter to our beliefs – even when our choices may cause immeasurable harm. In the exhibit, the texts of books bleed falling letters of the alphabet, for they can no longer contain any structure of value’.

I’ve made a video, because I wanted to show the animated letters falling out of the books:

Bleeding Books is certainly worth a visit! Take your time to wander around and just…enjoy!


Hills Gallery currently has two exhibitions on display by hill.s (hillany.scofield) : You shine through and The Recreation.
The first one is a collection of SL Photographs in black and white, erotica, and the second one is the installation I visited tonight.

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The Recreation is a 3D installation and a combination of photography, projection, mannequins and poetry. And, which I always enjoy, it is interactive; you are invited to use the poses you will find  and become part of the work!

“Recreate. Either find your place or lose yourself in the grid of impressions and projection. Second life is about you and the ability to find your own fascination. Find yourself. Position yourself. Be a part of the world which your imagination can create. Take a picture ! – the lights are on you. “- Hillany Scofield

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Hills Gallery is a wonderful building, combined with the regions windlight setting is has a great ambiance and feel, it absolutely adds to the art works on display.

Links:
SLurl to Hills Gallery
Hill.s on Flickr
Hills Gallery Flickr group

Recreation - hill.s - II - A blogpost


The, impressive, DiXmiX Gallery currently has two new exbihitions on display: a 3D and 2D display of works by Mistero Hifeng and a collection of photographs “The Paperworks”  by William Weaver. DiXmiX is built by Megan Prumier and curated by DiXmiX Source, the building alone is great to wander around!

In this blogpost I will only show The Paperworks in this blogpost and will go back to the Gallery soon to have a better look at Mistero’s works. Both exhibitions deserve their time and attention!

The Paperworks by William Weaver - I - A Blogpost

William Weaver, a well known SL (and RL) photographer (and the creator of Firestorms popular Phototools), his works often of a somewhat adult/erotic nature. I am an admirer of his photography since years and was happy to see his work in a gallery – I only know them from Flickr.

The Paperworks by William Weaver - III - A Blogpost

Most of the works are displayed in slideshows, so you really should find a nice spot in the Gallery and take the time to let all the pictures pass through! Perfect on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Links:
SLurl to DiXmiX Gallery
Website DiXmiX
DixMix Gallery Flickr group


It has been a while since I last visited Dathuil, located next to The Sable Club on the (Adult rated) sim of The Chamber Society and curated by Lucy Diamond and Max Butoh,  so when I heard about a new exhibition I went to go see it.

Currently on display is ‘Aisling’, explained as : ASH-ling; vision, dream, apparition and it consists of a series of images by artists who have have shown their works in previous exhibition in the gallery.

Aisling @Dathuil - II - A blogpost

Set in an old distillery I always enjoy this venue for its light and shadows and overall look and feel. Luckily Dathuil seems to have its own music stream – as opposed to the rest of the sim where a Christmas station is still playing ‘let it snow’ and ‘jingle bells’!

Aisling @Dathuil - III - A blogpost

But do not let this keep you from visiting, Aisling is a wonderful collection and worth your time!

Slurl to Dathuil

Artists and titles of their work:
– Gaus (cicciuzzo.gausman): Femme d’Essence, Togetherness
– mrs S (lauralar): Minimalism, Minimalism dark
– Mr S. (saka.infinity): All About You
– daze landar (daisydaze): A Show of Hands, His Warmth
– Yann Whoa (lottomann): Dedication, Admiration
– k a t e (katebergdorf): Beside Me
– Your Mother (elizabethnantes): AtHome
– Ash (ashratum): Bare Witness, Triangulation
– Io (io.bechir): Waiting for Dawn, In Life a Slave In Death a Warrior
– Maloe Vansant: Stand up for a new future
– Mi (kissmi): Snowy Path, Serene
– Joslyn.Benson (jolivea.tyran): and i’ve lost, stay close


One of my ‘New Years resolutions’, if you can call it that – as I never really do those – is that I want to visit more art in Second Life. All kinds of art. And so this means I will also be going to exhibitions of Second Life  Photography. As I have written often, I always find it difficult to fully enjoy Second Life photographs when on display in-world, I prefer to watch them full screen on Flickr.
Visiting an art gallery in Second Life, however, isn’t just about looking at photographs on display,  of course. It is about the whole ambiance and the experience of walking around and getting to meet the artists and other visitors.

My first visit this year was to Kate Bergdorf’s Berg by Nordan Art, which currently has two amazing exhibitions: Penumbra and lacrimioare. As I was not able to attend the official opening today at 9AM SLT, I want to thank Kate for allowing me a preview visit for my blog!

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Penumbra by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu  is a 3D installation on the groundlevel – complete with sounds and interactive elements (some objects hand you an avatar as a gift!). An artwork to walk in and around, full of wonderful details and textures.
The story of Penumbra is somewhat explained in the note-card you can obtain at the landing point, and also in Kate’s blogpost in which she announces these exhibitions and gives more background information about the artists.

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I’ve enjoyed wandering around Penumbra, it felt a bit eerie but also magical and the sounds really add to the whole atmosphere. For the pictures in this blog-post I have adjusted the recommended region windlight a bit (old habit, I can’t help myself!), but not too much!

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lacrimioare by Huckleberry Hax is a collection of  Second Life photographs, which Huck has taken specially for this exhibition and they are therefor not published anywhere yet. (To get to this, intimate, collection you have to take the teleport at the landing-point)

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lacrimioare to me sounds like a combination of lacramioare (Romanian for the Convallaria majalis or ‘Lily of the Valley’) and Mozart’s Lacrimosa, though I have not asked Huck if this is what he means with it. The subtitle of lacrimioare is ‘the new absence of someone loved‘ and it comes with a poem called ‘Lily’. All this – together with the abstract photographs in Hucks well-known minimalist style, of delicate lilies – gives it a feeling of a lovely, caring tribute.

Both exhibitions are on display in Berg by Nordan Art till the end of March, so plenty of time to go visit!