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The Linden Endowment of the Arts is an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community.PatriciaAnne Daviauhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03691262124851721177noreply@blogger.comBlogger520125
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LEA13 "ART IS RHYTHM" Duna Gant & Paola Mills

12 hours 35 min ago
SUNDAY JUNE 25TH 1:30 PM SLT
Celebrating the work of Duna Gant and Paola Millsat the Finale Art Is Rhythm Concert Series
Featuring Music by Ahnue HeartlightVisuals by Isadora AlayaDance  Medora ChevalierCome early for best seatinghttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA13/149/213/46


LEA18 EXISTENCE in BALANCE features: A Global Creation Myth by Dubhna Rhiadra

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:28

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/224/98/119
    LEA 18  EXISTENCE in BALANCE

▧▧▧▧▧▧▒ ░ A Global Creation Myth by Dubhna Rhiadra ░ ▒ ▧▧▧▧▧▧

Folklorist and theologian, Dubhna Rhiadra has spend years of studying and thinking about the many creation tales from around the world.

SL's famous storyteller, will spoil us with tales of Creation. How the world was created in the eyes of many civilisations around the world.
Your exclusively invited for an hour of interesting storyreading in the line of the ART Installation Existence in Balance at LEA18.

╔➼ [■□]Who : Dubhna Rhiadra
╠➼ [■■■□□] What : Global Creation Stories from around the world
╠➼ [■■■■■□□□] When: Saturday June 24,    2-3 PM SLT
╠➼ [■■■■■■■□□□□] Where :  LEA 18, Existence in Balance

LEA - Round 13 AiR Land Grant Artists

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:25
Round 12 - Gem  Preiz LEA16
Round 12 - NaTaS Janus LEA12

*****************************************************************************The LEA is pleased to announce the thirteenth round of Artists-in-Residence, who will receive a full 
sim for six months on which to create and display their proposed projects:


JudiLynn India WrenNoir Cerise Setsuna Hirano Oi JinxTahiti Rae Dividni Shostakovich Akim Alonzo FreeWee Ling Michael Wexhome Rage Darkstone Lorin Tone Eupalinos UgajinAsmita Duranjaya ilyra chardin Nessuno Myoo & Kicca Igaly Emery Milneaux Cyberklon resident Chic Aeon Aquaglo and StarFall Creative Group Tansee  
The LEA received 35+ high-quality applications, and it was a difficult decision, but those selected submitted proposals that represent a diverse range of virtual art. While some may be artists returning for a second round, the majority will be exhibiting at the LEA for the first time. Projects range from full-sim immersions, to innovative builds geared specifically for multimedia works such as sound and machinima projects.

Artists will have up to four months to build their projects, with all exhibits set to be open by end of October. Many will likely open sooner, though, so keep an eye on this blog for announcements of exhibit openings and related special events.

The previous twelve rounds of LEA land grant artists-in-residence have resulted in some truly exceptional works, and we anticipate this next group to be just as fantastic. Congratulations to all the artists, we can’t wait to see your vision!

*****************************************************************************
Round 12 - Norton Lykin LEA29

LEA28 - Snow Crash June 22nd at 1pm SLT

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:07


THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 20171:00 PM SLT
Let your mind drift in a reading of SNOW CRASH, written by Neal Stephenson 25 years ago. Listen to parts of the first chapter of the  novel: THE DELIVERATOR. Enjoy a special artistic environment created by Hyde Hackl, arranged by JulietteSurrealdreaming. Enter from landing at LEA28 via the Stargate created by Shana Deed.

There will be an open discussion. Duration in total: 1 hour.

The reading will be done in voice by Juliette who is an American voice artist and writer. The discussion will be moderated by Art Eames and Art Blue.

Teleport:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA28/110/109/21

LEA18 INVITATION to the PARTICLE SHOW DANCE

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:45
  (¯`v´¯)                                                            (¯`v´¯)
            `*.¸.*´   INVITATION PARTICLE SHOW DANCE     `*.¸.*´


Herewith you are cordially invited to visit the EXISTENCE IN BALANCE one of a kind PARTICLE SHOWDANCE !

 (¯`v´¯)                                                                            (¯`v´¯)
 `*.¸.*´                                                                             `*.¸.*´
 ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (`'·.¸(`'·.¸  WE ARE ONE ¸.·'´) ¸.·'´)  (¨*•.¸ (¨*•.¸`•.¸ 
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•                                    •`¯¨• ¸¸ `•. `•.¸) `•.¸)

AT:         LEA18
             Saturday, June 17th, 2017
             1.00 PM SLT

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/118/164/3010

An inspirational story about Earth's Creation and the reason we humans are on Earth.

In this 50 minutes lasting PARTICLE SHOWDANCE our show dancers, in collaboration with Team Skyfires Particle Tom and Lexi Marshdevil and their Magic Particles, will take you on a journey showing reason, beauty and serenity of the creation of us Souls, the Earth and our Universe.

This is the LAST performance of the Particle Showdance, so make sure you dont miss out!
There will be NO live stream available during the performance.
You can see the first 2 showdances by means of the TV set added in this folder.

Other than 'regular' shows, this dance and choreography will last a full 50 minutes.
There will be no breaks or changes in between.

It tells the cumulative story of the Art Installation at LEA18 which will be open to visit until June 30th, 2017.

The music is especially selected by JenniferMay Carlucci and edited by Falkon Wickentower to a full 50 minutes sequence.

The 50 minutes lasting choreography is created for 10 dancers by JenniferMay Carlucci.

IN ORDER TO HELP US MAINTAIN A LOW LAG SIM DURING THE PERFORMANCE PLEASE LOWER YOUR OUTFIT UNTIL YOUR AVATAR SHOWS A COMPLEXITY BELOW 80.000.

NORMALLY HAIR AND JEWELRY CAUSES A HIGH COMPLEXITY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!


            (¯`v´¯)                                          (¯`v´¯)
            `*.¸.*´     We hope to see you all!!  `*.¸.*´

Team Existence in Balance:
JenniferMay Carlucci
Falkon Wickentower
Kayleigh Quan
Jesseca Tiger

Showdance Team:
Alazi Sautereau
Aspen Wrigglesworth
Bia Nikitin
Eva Harley
Falkon Wickentower
Hanna Mixemup
JenniferMay Carlucci
Medora Chevalier
Shambala Kimono
Wyvern Blazewood
Zimp Rexie

Special guests and dancers:
Team Skyfire:
Particle Tom
Lexi Marshdevil


LEA13 ART IS RHYTHM

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:10
LEA13 ART IS RHYTHM
I FIORI DEL MALE BY DACO MONDAY
MUSIC BY MORLITA QUANPOETS:
MORLITA QUAN
MEDORA CHEVALIER
FREDERIC HEBERIE
Sunday June 4th 1:30 PM SLT Event LM
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA13/193/128/44
SLURL

FINALE WEEKEND: Poetry of the Planets on LEA 4

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:51

It has been a great two months, and now it is time to wrap up Poetry of the Planets and send it off into the virtual cosmos with our final two events:

Poetry & Stories of The Planets
Sunday, May 28th
3:30-4:30pm slt
Poetry of the Planets Events - LEA 4:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/136/75/23

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Jupiter's Ball
Celestial tunes spun by DJ Dano Bookmite
Monday, May 29th
1-3 pm slt
Poetry of the Planets - Jupiter - the Ballroom level: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/161/56/2643

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The Project will close at the end of the virtual day on May 30th.

Thank you for being a part of Poetry of The Planets on LEA 4.

~ Caledonia Skytower

LEA18 Particle Show Dance May 27,2017 at 1 p.m. slt

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:03

            (¯`v´¯)                                                            (¯`v´¯)
            `*.¸.*´   INVITATION PARTICLE SHOW DANCE     `*.¸.*´


Herewith you are cordially invited to visit

                EXISTENCE IN BALANCE'S, one of a kind PARTICLE SHOWDANCE:


 (¯`v´¯)                                                                            (¯`v´¯)
 `*.¸.*´                                                                             `*.¸.*´
 ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (`'·.¸(`'·.¸  WE ARE ONE ¸.·'´) ¸.·'´)  (¨*•.¸ (¨*•.¸`•.¸ 
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•                                    •`¯¨• ¸¸ `•. `•.¸) `•.¸)


AT:                  LEA18Saturday May 27th, 2017     1.00 PM SLT


Lead to the Taxi:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/118/164/3010

An inspirational story about Earth's Creation and the reason we humans are on Earth.

In this 50 minutes lasting PARTICLE SHOWDANCE our show dancers, in collaboration with:

         Team Skyfires Particle Tom and Lexi Marshdevil and their Magic Particles
They will take you on a journey showing reason, beauty and serenity of the creation of us Souls, the Earth and our Universe.

In case the sim gets full a live stream will be available in order to follow the Dance through your computer or through provided TV in this notecard INWORLD. 

Here is the link to the liveshow online:   https://picarto.tv/ExistanceinBalance

When you want to watch the show in SL and cannot enter the sim, you can watch the show on our Existence in Balance TV-set. Come to LEA18 and grab a copy of the TV-set at the entry point.

Other than 'regular' shows, this dance and choreography will last a full 50 minutes.
There will be no breaks or changes in between.

It tells the cumulative story of the Art Installation at LEA18 which will be open to visit until June 30th, 2017.

The music is especially selected by JenniferMay Carlucci and edited by Falkon Wickentower to a full 50 minutes sequence.

The 50 minutes lasting choreography is created for 10 dancers by JenniferMay Carlucci.

            (¯`v´¯)                                          (¯`v´¯)
            `*.¸.*´     We hope to see you all!!  `*.¸.*´

                                    Team Existence in Balance:
                                        JenniferMay Carlucci
                                        Falkon Wickentower
                                        Kayleigh Quan
                                        Jesseca Tiger
                                       
                                    Showdance Team:
                                        Aspen Wrigglesworth
                                        Bia Nikitin
                                        Falkon Wickentower
                                        Hanna Mixemup
                                        JenniferMay Carlucci
                                        Shambala Kimono
                                        Thodor
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                                    Special guests:
                                        Team Skyfire:
                                           Particle Tom
                                           Lexi Marshdevil
                                       
                                        
                          -->>>  Important information about LAG:   <<<--

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    In order to help us fighting lag we request to keep your Complexity below 80,000
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            Unfortunately we have to send home avatars that have a higher script count
            and complexity.
           
            Limits :  Scripts               50
                         Complexity   80,000
           
                                !!!!!Thank you for your cooperation!!!!!
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                                             WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL!!!


LEA26 - Another World by Solkide Auer Opening Event May 15th 1.30pm SLT

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 14:19


   OPENING EVENT
MAY 15TH, 20171.30PM SLT

Another World è un volo in un ambiente geometrico puro dove le forme e i colori cercano di dare un momentaneo lasso di relax. Nient'altro che stare in pace con te stesso.
Another World is a flight in a pure geometric ambience where shapes and colours try to give a momentary lapse of relaxation. Nothing else than be at peace with yourself.
Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA26/137/57/22

LEA18 - Afternote: Existence in Balance .. information, 2 new shows are planned - JenniferMay Carlucci

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 13:21
From  Kayleigh Quan... The date and time reads May 6th, 13.00 PDS/22.00 hours CET. Nervous but very positive vibes can be felt on the LEA 18 sim .: Existence in Balance :. Today is the big day of the event of “We Are One”. A dance show carried out by our wonderful dancers in combination with Team SkyFire, Particle Tom and Lexie Marshdevil. Last checks are being done. Music ready? Check! Dancers ready? Check. Team SkyFire ready? Check. And of course, audience ready…Yes, a firm check on that one too.
LEA18 is filling up with residents who want to experience what .: Existence in Balance :. wants to share with the theme “We Are One”. It is amazing to see how many residents come to our show.  With a capacity of approximately 70 avatars being allowed on the sim, JenniferMay thought it might be a good idea to ensure residents were able to see the show, even when the sim is fully packed. So, to ensure everybody could enjoy the performance, Jesseca Tiger set up a live stream https://picarto.tv/ExistanceinBalance.
About the performance itself, to be honest, I don’t have enough words to describe it. It is an amazing, wonderful, unique, heart-warming, loving combination of music, costumes, dance movements and particles. Giving the residents an amazing sight for sore eyes.
In the words of the creator of .: Existence in Balance .: , Jennifer May Carlucci “From the start it was my goal to show people how glorious this earth is we life on, without pushing them into a warning or lifting a finger wagging 'what if...”. 
The EiB team received so many positive and warm responses, it was so overwhelming and swept us of our feet. All the congratulations and “aawwes” and “ohhhs” overflooded my IM box. And from what I understood, it was no different in the boxes of all who are involved. Many residents who followed the live stream were asking if there will be another performance. Watching the stream only made them wanting to see the show 'We Are One 'and experience it in person.
So, albeit this was supposed to be a one off performance, the heart-warming reactions of many made the team decide to set up 2 MORE shows. Keep an eye open on this space, as soon as we have a date, we will share this in here.
In the meantime, feel free to watch the live stream https://picarto.tv/ExistanceinBalance  and have a look at our .: Existence in Balance :. - Dancers and team SkyFire -  [https://www.flickr.com/photos/29052432@N02/albums/ Existence in Balance]. 
We have done our very best to capture the essence of the wonderful show, moments of love and awesomeness. 
Pictures of various photographers can be found here.
Love and Light,Kayleigh Quan
In accordance with JenniferMay Carlucci and Falkon Wickentower

LEA18 - Esistence in Balance - JenniferMay Carlucci

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:07



LEA18, EXISTENCE IN BALANCE PRESENTS:
Saturday 13th May 2 pm
Dubhna Rhiadra sharing Creation Stories from around the world @ Existence in Balance LEA18
Come and hear stories related to the theme of this beautiful build by JenniferMay Carlucci, then take a tour around the whole sim. 
Told in voice
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/96/62/383

LEA9 Sim Wide Art Installation Official Open

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 07:28

Energy = Transformation  TELEPORT
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, which 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 used to reach the other layers.

Energy = Movement: TELEPORT
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: TELEPORT
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: TELEPORT
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: TELEPORT
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 - LouEct
lalie Sorbet - Aloisio Congrejo
bachi Cheng - Frantz Catteneo
Louly Loon - Sylver Piccard
Elle Thorkveld - Kyoko
Vonnie Fox - Wintergeist
OHE54 - Natsha Lemton
Nish Mip - 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.

Thanks to all the hidden contributors, whose tools I used to create the sim-wide art-installation without reinventing the wheel....

Asmita Duranjaya

LEA6 Slatan Dryke's Crumbs from my Nightmares Opening

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 08:58
                               http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/100/162/22


                                                 "Crumbs From My Nightmares" 
                                              Opening May 5th,2017 at 1:30 pm slt

“I wish to build in such a manner as if I were photographing my nightmares”.   Slatan Dryke

“What matters is what appears in your soul, not what your eyes see and what you can name".   Slatan Dryke

How could I express what a nightmare is with simple words ?

The breaking into the nights of unknown and disturbing elements, made visible by the Imaginary as a bearer of psychic content, free from the control of the principle of rationality.

The Imaginary is not real but true, messenger of a profound truth, therefore recognizable and unacceptable.

The monsters represent the dark parts of the soul, in their various erotic, anxious or aggressive components.

The Imaginary with its strange and disturbing images causes the turmoil that threatens the familiarity of the daily life.

The perturbation as a feeling of fear and repulsion, arises from the risk of revealing the "ghost" of desire and how much strong is the wish to control it.

The irresistible necessity of controlling, natural in mankind, produces that protective mechanism that has enhanced the existence with monsters, vampires and ghosts, not only in dreams and nightmares.

The importance of the fascination for the deviant, is born and grows in the imagination that is the strongest and boldest expression of the intimate, even if nobody has access to its keys.

Don't panic, these are my nightmares, just MINE ! 

- Slatan Dryke -


Quote References (seen on the walls surrounding the installation):

M. R. James -  "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance" from "A thin Ghost"

M. R. James - "Rats" from "Collected Ghost Stories"

Edgar Allan Poe - "The Raven"

H. P. Lovecraft - " The White Ship"

H. P. Lovecraft - "Polaris"

Lafcadio Hearn - " A Dead Secret" from "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things"

Lafcadio Hearn - "Yuky-Onna" from Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things"

Ambrose Bierce - "The Death of Halpin Frayser"

LEA29 -- Opening Event for Perceptions #2 by Norton Lykin on May 5th at 2pm SLT

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:30



Opening Event May5th, 2pm SLT

PERCEPTION
(Google: The ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.)
Floating around in a bubble with a random changing point of view offers you an ever changing imagery; no two experiences will be the same. This corresponds with how we perceive ourselves and our lives, equally depending on our perspective and what we choose to surround ourselves with. The key is to become aware, and discover one self.It is in our nature to identify what we see, very practical when maneuvering in traffic but also a hindrance in discovering the unexpected:  Some wise girl or boy once said, “it is when we are lost we find new ways.” 
Installation by Norton Lykin
Particle show by Venus Adored
Music by Ultraviolet Alter
Words by Art Blue ("Nothing is real")
Public relations by Juliette (JulietteSurrealDreaming)

Contact info:
NortonLykin@hotmail,com

Viewer settings (for the opening)
Graphics:: Advanced lightning model on
Music on / media off

Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA29/77/243/999

LEA18 Particle Showdance to be held May 6, 2017

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 09:37
                      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/118/164/3010

            (¯`v´¯)                                          (¯`v´¯)
            `*.¸.*´   PARTICLE SHOW DANCE     `*.¸.*´


At EXISTENCE IN BALANCE, there will be a one of a kind PARTICLE SHOWDANCE:

 (¯`v´¯)                                                                            (¯`v´¯)
 `*.¸.*´                                                                             `*.¸.*´
 ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (`'·.¸(`'·.¸  WE ARE ONE ¸.·'´) ¸.·'´)  (¨*•.¸ (¨*•.¸`•.¸ 
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•                                    •`¯¨• ¸¸ `•. `•.¸) `•.¸)

             LEA18
             Saturday, May 6th, 2017
             2.00 PM SLT
            
An inspirational story about Earth's Creation and the reason we humans are on Earth.

In this 50 minutes lasting PARTICLE SHOWDANCE our showdancers, in collaboration with Team Skyfires Particle Tom and Lexi Marshdevil and their Magic Particles, will take you on a journey showing reason, beauty and serenity of the creation of us Souls, the Earth and our Universe.

Other than 'regular' shows, this dance and choreography will last a full 50 minutes.
There will be no breaks or changes in between.

It tells the cumulative story of the Art Installation at LEA18 which will be open to visit until June 30th, 2017.

The music is especially selected by JenniferMay Carlucci and edited by Falkon Wickentower to a full 50 minutes sequence.

The 50 minutes lasting choreography is created for 10 dancers by JenniferMay Carlucci.

            (¯`v´¯)                                          (¯`v´¯)
            `*.¸.*´     We hope to see you all!!  `*.¸.*´


Team Existence in Balance:
JenniferMay Carlucci
Falkon Wickentower
Kayleigh Quan
Jesseca Tiger

Showdance Team:
Alazi Sautereau
Angelique Menoptra
Aspen Wrigglesworth
Bia Nikitin
Falkon Wickentower
JenniferMay Carlucci
Medora Chevalier
Zimp Rexie

Special guests and dancers:
Particle Tom
Lexi Marshdevil




   

Artist in Residence (AIR) applications open today!

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 07:00

The application for Round 13 Artist in Residence (AIR) sims is now open!
http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-thirteen
We can't wait to see YOUR application!

LEA8 - Orion Tales 10 Years - Lion Igaly

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:31
LOCATION: LEA8
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Orion Tales 10 years
The Orion Tales group and it's organizer Lion Igaly, with the support of Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA), are pleased to announce the opening of the LEA8 expo area entitled "Orion Tales 10 Years" on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Ten years ago, the first Pyramid art gallery was born and at the same time the Orion Tales group, comprised of artists who produced their works in Second Life, was also created. The current exhibition, located in 3 buildings, a park and some skyboxes, aims to explore different stages of art evolution in Second Life by presenting works developed over the  years since 2007.

There are works of 3D sculpture, photography, machinima (video) and prim painting (simulations of paintings made with the use of flattened prims). All works are produced in Second Life.

The sculpture works include numerous works in prim, sculpt and mesh, the three techniques used by 3D artists.

Here is the list of artists:
Aloisio Congrejo
Daco Monday
Giovanna Cerise
Katy60it Cyberstar
Kicca Igaly
La Baroque
Lion Igaly
Lookatmy Back
MADD (maddomxc.umino)
Maryva Mayo
Melusina Parkin
Mirko Matova
Mistero Hifeng
nessuno Myoo
Nino Vichan
Paola Mills
Solkide Auer
Tani Thor
Wizardoz Chrome

There are also works of artists that are no longer active in SL from the private collection of Lion Igaly.
eclettica Basevi  (from private collection)
Gleman Jun        (from private collection)
Jeb Soderstrom    (from private collection)
PJTHA Korobase    (from private collection)
Shellina Winkler  (from private collection)
Zhora Maynard     (from private collection)

The exhibition will continue until the end of June. Various celebration events with musical performances and dance are being also planned.
We look forward to see you.

Round 13 of Artists in Residence apps will open soon!!

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:43

As the opening up of applications for Round 13 Artist In Residence sims is drawing near... we thought giving you a few days notice to think about what the inspiration for your application might be- the overview of how Round 13 has been scheduled- and questions you will encounter on the application would be helpful!

AIR Sims Round 13 Timeline:

May1st - Round 13 applications open
May 31st - Round 13 applications close
June 1st - Voting opens to full committee
June 12th - Voting ends
June 12th -15th Ties settled (if any)
June 15th - Winners emails sent
June 15th - 30th - Winners acceptance emails received/non-winners notices sent/sims assigned/liaisons assigned
June 30th - Notice to Round 12 artists to clear sims
July 1st - Hand over sims to Round 13 winners - liaisons meet with their artists
December 31st - End of Round 13

Questions to prepare for that are asked on the application:

-Second Life Name
-email address
-I am applying for this grant as (individual or group)
-Project Name
-Project Maturity Rating
-Project Summary (short description)
-Project Description (longer with more detail)
-Do you have experience with Estate management
-Your SL Resume/CV
-Current Exhibits/Documentation


We are sure it's going to be another exciting Round of Sims and hope to see YOUR application!





LEA 14 - Fragments of a Forest Opening

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:26


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

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

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:19

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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