Thursday, August 16, 2007

"The Awful Cubes Meet Teraformal Duplicity"

If you have some time over your toast this morning, nip on over to Ars Nova at Linus [SLURL] and check out the installation there by Juria Yoshikawa.

Here the whole sim has been sculpted into a landscape housing shifting pastel geometry of almost cartoonish proportions, plus ambient spacial sound. Best viewed with the complimentary colours of sunrise, and looking as though it was torn from the base of the grid and placed there by the hand of some virtual ice age, my first thoughts were of The Monkeys movie, 'Head', and the scale of possibility in SL for art. I've never seen the likes of a whole sim used as a canvas in this manner.

The artist, Juria, commonly utilises the "elements that make up SL itself" and feels that "SL art is about freeing oneself up to create in ways impossible in RL". This she repeatedly archives.

I've been spending a lot of time investigation sculpture and art while chatting to artists in SL (for the new project - still hush hush). Of late it's opened my eyes, and I'm loving it. Pick a vantage point and enjoy the scale of this piece, then get in there and fly around it, be inside and enjoy.

Well worth a quick trip, 10 minutes over breakfast, while this exhibition is on.

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