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‘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.


….an angry god caused a huge flood. The giant wave destroyed civilizations, extinguished mythical creatures, and washed off all colour on the surface of the earth….

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And so begins the story of Opal Flight, the place for Art and Entertainment on the Fairelands, created by Haveit Neox and Lillia Artis. (read this interview with these great builders, for the rest of the story!)

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Opal Flight is that place you go to and dive underwater to enjoy the art, the fish and the colours.  A perfect spot to unwind after exploring and/or partying or, as in my case today,  to just float about a bit, while drinking strong coffee when waking up!

A video I made this morning:

I love Opal Flight, it is very much Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, and I was happy to discover this sim last week – it reminded me of last year’s Sapphire Mirror Lake which I enjoyed a lot and there is nothing wrong with the feeling of ‘coming home to the Fairelands’.

My video from last year, still one of my personal favourites:

In case you think you need to hurry, as today is the last day of the Fantasy Faire: fear not, here is a surprise!

Even though our planned programming is ending with a six hour closing party on Monday, May 1 from 1-7pm SLT, there is no reason to be sad because we have the Fairelands to roam around until THURSDAY the 4th of May!

As long as the Fairelands are here, the quest is playable and shopping and exploring encouraged!

Event times and places

Silent Auction ends on Monday, 3 PM SLT

Live Auction on Sunday, 2 – 4 PM SLT in Opal Flight


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!


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.

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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


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!

 

 

 

 


Fitch Lekvoda’s “The Plain of Jars” is…well, that. A plain of jars. Giants jars. Hundreds and hundreds of them. Some half covered in the sand, others standing in the sun. And nobody really knows where they came from or what they mean.

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“Some now recall the legend of the giant King’s victory banquet. Believing the jars to be the leftover alcohol vessels from that banquet.  Others think of a more mundane purpose, to collect rain water for passing caravans….”

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A very interesting place, quite something else and that is what I love about it! The Plain of Jars is impressive and wonderful to walk around and let your imagination go.

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Showing how huge they are!

Some places, like this one..need no explanation…just go see it and enjoy! And if you take pictures, do not forget to add them to the Plain of Jars Flickrgroup!


the old man could not remember
and didn’t recognize
any of his children, nor his wife

except the little pup
his daughter brought on visits
he knew her name
and her favourite treats

maybe that’s why
when the old man went on his last journey
the pup, just like that,  traveled with him
so he would be with a friend
the only one he could remember?

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Pictures taken at Evre – LEA