Saturday, May 13, 2017

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


MAY 15TH, 2017
1.30PM SLT

Another World รจ 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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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

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

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  and have a look at our .: Existence in Balance :. - Dancers and team SkyFire -  [ 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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

LEA18 - Existence in Balance - JenniferMay Carlucci


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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

LEA9 Sim Wide Art Installation Official Open

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LEA6 Slatan Dryke's Crumbs from my Nightmares Opening


                                                 "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"

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

Opening Event May5th, 2pm SLT


(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:

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


Monday, May 1, 2017

LEA18 Particle Showdance to be held May 6, 2017


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            `*.¸.*´   PARTICLE SHOW DANCE     `*.¸.*´

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

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 ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (`'·.¸(`'·.¸  WE ARE ONE ¸.·'´) ¸.·'´)  (¨*•.¸ (¨*•.¸`•.¸ 
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             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. In case the sim will be full a live stream will be available in order to follow the Dance through your computer ...
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.

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            `*.¸.*´     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!

The application for Round 13 Artist in Residence (AIR) sims is now open!

We can't wait to see YOUR application!

Friday, April 28, 2017

LEA8 - Orion Tales 10 Years - Lion Igaly

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 seeing you.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

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!