Thursday, May 14, 2015

LEA 21 "The Eternal Suspense" by Giovanna Cerise

Opening:  Friday 15th May 2015 at 1.30 pm SLT.
Location:   LEA21
Giovanna Cerise presents "The eternal suspense", supported by the Linden Endowment for the Arts

Friedrich Nietzsche publishes in 1871 "The birth of Greek tragedy" which highlights, among other things, that the history of ancient Greece is an interplay between the Apollonian and the Dionysian.
He flips the classic interpretation that Greek art is essentially Apollonian, thus expression of balance, harmony and measure. He also highlights another aspect of Greek civilization, the one linked to Dionysus, the Greek god symbol of chaos,of orgiastic drunkness,
Of the vitality unleashed that knows no limits and measures. And the moment when these two gods, Apollo and Dionysus, manage to find a balance is the one of Greek tragedy of Aeschylus and Sophocles. This balance then breaks especially with the prevalence appearance of rational and concealment of Dionysian side ..
This concept linked to the interpretation of art can be extended to our daily lives. The man is poised between two or more emotions, he is always in a delicate step, in a hazardous environment. Its location is never easy, he is a tightrope imprisoned in constant tension between his Dionysian side and the Apollonian one.
But you have really to choose? Or you have really to find a balance?....

The recommended setting is Sunset.

Come to visit, I hope to see you there


Sunday, May 10, 2015

(trumpets please) It's Time for the 9th Round of LEA AIR Land Grants!

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)

Sound the Trumpets!

Applications for the 9th Round of LEA Land Grants are now open. Don't be intimidated or sceptical about your chances - just submit yours soon.

Frank Lefavre had seen the etchings done for Dante's work, fell in love with them, and wondered if he could do something inworld. He applied, was accepted, and, as you can see, after much effort he succeeded.

Tell your friends. Tell people whose works you admire. Tell everybody to tell everybody to get their grant applications filled out - you have 3 weeks to submit for this Round.

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)

If you, or your friends, are unfamiliar with the LEA Grants you can find more information by following the link. You can also ping any of us on the Committee and we'll be pleased to help if we can (and meet in person if translators are required).

It might help as well if you visit the current installations. Go to LEA3 and you'll see a circle of giant posters - click on them to get teleports and (in most cases) descriptions.

Apply for a grant - realize your own vision in Second Life!

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cocytus The 9th Circle of Hell - by Frankx Lefavre

 Cocytus, Caina Level 1
Cocytus, Caina Level 1
ARTIST: Frankx Lefavre
                                         Cocytus The 9th Circle of Hell
        In his 14th century poem , The Inferno, the first part of his Divine Comedy, Dante describes his descent into hell accompanied by the poet Virgil.
        This hell Dante imagined consisted of 9 circles, the last of which was named Cocytus.
                              Cocytus is about treachery.
       Each of its 4 levels or circles represents a depth of treachery.
     Caina: the first level is named after the biblical Cain, traitors to family and kindred are here.
     Antenora: the second level, after the Trojan Prince Antenor of Troy, who betrayed his city to the Greeks, traitors to political entities and countries are here.
   Ptolomea: the third level is for those who have betrayed friends or guest, named after either Ptolemy, the captain of Jericho who murdered his father-in-law and his two sons after honouring them with a banquet, or Ptolemy XII, the brother of Cleopatra who arranged the murder of the Roman general Pompey who was seeking refuge after his defeat at the battle of Pharsalia.
   Judecca: the last and fourth level, named after Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus in the Christian religion is for the traitors to benefactors and their lords and masters.
On each level the figures are sunk deeper into the ice as the levels descend.
The sim is covered in mesh so as to give the feel of an underground world  made up of linked  caverns each with its own ambiance  and light .
There are 6 separate windlights on LEA18, which if visitors viewers are set correctly will automatically change as you walk into each new cavern.
Physics have been applied to most meshes so they can be walked on, including all the exteriors.
There are some sounds throughout the sim, mainly wind whistling through the  valleys, some mist can also be seen on the lower levels.
From the landing area, where there are two notice boards, one with a landmark in it for people to teleport back to the start, proceed across the bridge into the setting sun, along the ridge and down the stairs into the first of the caverns, then cross each ice lake as you come to them to find the entrances to the next levels.
Once again I would like to express my gratitude to the members of the LEA Council for their support and for the privilege they’ve extended to me with this  Artist in Residence grant.
Frankx  Lefavre  2015
 Cocytus, Judecca

  Cocytus, Judecca

 Cocytus, Antenora Level 2

  Cocytus, Antenora Level 2

 Cocytus Antenora Level 2

 Cocytus Cliffs

  Cocytus Cliffs

 Cocytus First Entrance After The Bridge

 Cocytus Ptolamaea Level 3

 Cocytus Ptolamaea Level 3

 Cocytus Ptolamaea Level 3

Monday, May 4, 2015

LEA14 - MOONREZZER by Art Blue

DATE: May 7th, 2015
TIME: 1:01 PM SLT 

Let it be known that the Moon heads towards earth. On a parcel called LEA14 in the realm of Linden Endowment of the Arts it shall happen. Be aware that Bad Astronomy calculated the impact for Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:01 PM SLT time.

There is an ongoing live report at – all running in the tickers along the Globe. As there is a run expected, the engineers of the MOONREZZER put up a public screening area at Translucent – LEA16 – a land gracefully shared by Dave Searby Mason for the benefit of late arrivers.

Long range telescopes have detected there might be art on the moon and made a listing of already recognized objects made by following artists:
Aley Resident, Art Spot, Aurora Mycano, Belle Roussel, Brenda Geissen, Bryn Oh, Chance Acoustic, Cherry Manga, db Gigamon, Exy Atreides, Feathers Boa, Fiona Blaylock, Fuschia Nightfire, Gaianed Lindman, Gem Preiz, Giovanna Cerise, JadeYu Fhang, Mario2 Helstein, Maya Paris, Met Knelstrom, Moewe Winkler, Molly Bloom, Navah Dreams, Neo Prim, Nexuno Thespian, Ray Blue, Renn Yifu, Sergius Both, Solkide Auer, Soror Nishi, Vanish Firecaster, Wizardoz Chrome, Wizard Gynoid, Wordfromthe Wise, Yooma Mayo.
The Moon stays hidden behind clouds until now so no photos are available. The Cloudrezzer with some journalists on board will lift off at May 4th to send an early report. Stay tuned.

Friday, April 17, 2015

LEA9 - PimperPuppets® - by Eifachfilm Vacirca


Being beautiful in the art scene
A BubbleTheatre® Play by © d-oo-b ©
World Premiere:
April 16 2015 noon pdt/slt
The shows run 24/7 every 5 minutes until april 26
Don't miss it! I am sure you will enjoy the world's first 20 minute speech bubble theatre play, on demand.
Serge has been chosen to feature his art in the Grand Hall. He is determined to impress everyone. But Lucia steps out of his shadow.
Pimperpuppets was created in Blender, Gimp and Secondlife. Read the blog for further details of the behind the scene work is a one man show experiment and I enjoyed a lot the peaceful time I had creating it. During the show april 16 2015 until april 26 2015 best DJs and live musicians will perform at pimperpuppets. I thank all of you for being so supportive and encouraging over all these years I spent in secondlife.
The show contains video, so make sure your media is activated and autoplay enabled. Once you sat on the audience chair make sure you press ESC twice then lean back and enjoy the show.
Firestorm users will see the show under a Barcelona sky. Linux users must use Singularity or Kokua viewer to be able to see the video and preferably set their sky manually to Barcelona.
The show can also be visited by using the teleporters. Using the teleporters enables you to be part of the show yourself. Don't hesitate to join the picture others are looking at. You might even comment on the actors statements and be part of the show.
Be welcome to enjoy the worlds first theatre/movie anyone can be part of. I am looking forward to see what part you are playing in pimperpuppets.
If you would like to contribute a performance at a specific time (art, music or anything i can't think of) during the show april 16th until april 26th contact eifachfilm vacirca in world.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Contest: CYBERart @ LEA12

Visit LEA12...

Dear ArtistFellows,

My colleague Sable (snakeappletree) and myself were lucky in 1/2015 to get a LEA AiR. Our target has been to focus on the term CYBER and what it can mean in an artistic way in a virtual world. The art-installation The Paradise of CyberPolis shows our vision of a CyberCity created with prims, sculpts, meshs, hand-drawn and fractal textures, animation and particle- or sound-effects and the use of avi-bots. It is at the same time not only an art installation but also a story-based game, combining several media options in an immersive virtual world.

We see our LEA 12 as a research project too and would like to find out more about the term CYBER. In preparation of our application we had organized a discussion panel and different points of view from various angles have been exchanged concerning the definition of that term.

Taking this and the LEA12 - installation as a basis, we would like to continue our survey and are looking for artists who are able to create a piece that has cyber-features, also to provide a statement on their approach which explains why the artwork can be characterized as CYBERart.

We will organize this as a contest with public and jury-voting and the first 3 winners will get 2000, 1000 and 500 LL. Artists, who have an allergy against contests are also encouraged to provide a piece of art without contest.

The art piece can be in 3D or 2D and should possibly refer to or be inspired by our LEA12 environment and installation. It will be placed on a suitable spot later.  It has to be mod/trans NO COPY, should not have more than 40 prims and be no bigger than 7 meters cubed.

The topic is "Cyber"art in all its varieties. Deadline is Monday, 20th April 2015 midnight MET.
Send the piece plus your statement about CYBERart (nc!) to Asmita Duranjaya.

We hope to get stunning pieces of art and are looking forward to your breathtaking entries.

Asmita and Sable

Monday, April 6, 2015

LEA9 - Barefoot Wanders by Rosie Renfew

LEA9 Barefoot Wanders

From Rosie:
I have been given the most amazing opportunity in SL... I've been given half a sim to create Barefoot Wanders on a bigger scale.

I finally feel ready to open it and make it public that it's READY!

I have created 3 domes; The Swing... The Water... and The River... There is a ground landing zone here.  You can collect landmarks to each dome from there.

There are small yellow arrows around the place which will take you to various photography viewing places.

I would love to have a more interactive feel to the installation with all pictures created there on display within the sim.  So... if you take pictures... send them my way.  Either give them to me directly in SL... Put it on the flickr stream and I can upload it to SL.
Basically, however you would like to contribute... get in contact with me, Rosie Renfew.

Check the landing area for TPs to your photo opportunities!

The History of the Vehicle in SL - a Linden Endowment for the Arts Project

Six months in the planning, "The History of the Vehicle in SL - a Linden Endowment for the Arts Project" features the works of close to 50 creators and over 130 vehicles on exhibit. With vehicles in the museum dating as far back as 2005, you will see the evolution of the vehicle from its prim origins, all the way up to the highly detailed mesh wonders of today in the main display exhibit. Builders and creators in this showcase range from the novice to the professional, so be sure to click the signs near the exhibits for more information.

The showcase has something for everyone; cars, bikes, trucks and more.  The 'Celebrity Tribute' section contains vehicles made famous on film and in television, while the novelty section displays the wild and crazy side of transportation. Feel welcome to wander around the sim and view the whimsical side of vehicle building, snag information about vehicle racing in SL or just sit in one of the many quiet spots under a gazebo or in the memory garden.

Weekends will bring entertainment from tribute concerts to live DJs.  Be sure to take a copy of the entertainment schedule in the main reception area.

Showcase will run from April 1st to May 31, 2015


Wednesday, March 25, 2015


     To someone without a home living on the streets, the bustling city becomes one united exterior. "City Inside Out", explores a world that lacks interiors. Entering any doorway opens onto yet another exterior. Some pedestrians throw coins into the beggars’ hats, others bark insults to their faces. Joggers, dog walkers, groups of boisterous friends, clean people in new clothes, romantic couples, cell phone conversations, shiny traffic, wash their daily tides of health and prosperity past the homeless. Late each night, the people living on the streets are confronted by another kind of crowd, dangerous as the sharp knife and gun. They are defenseless, even within their own bodies. Sensations abound, prickly as lice and poisonous insect infested clothing, blurry as sight without glasses, with ringing ears of imaginary voices, and resignation to untreated illness. The survival test is administered without consideration for those who will see the next day.


     Built on three levels, the eroding exteriors infuse themselves into the air space of the sky, onto the land of perpetual traffic, and below the land, completing the dominance of the harsh realities into every possible corner. The unbelievable stories of these people are hung out to dry in the wind.

     I am planning another event at City Inside Out, in either May or June. It will ask some creativity on your part, if you wish to participate :) A poster will be set up at the landing spots. Please click on the poster for a notecard with description, and info on how you can participate.

Thank you,
Haveit Neox

CITY INSIDE OUT opens Thursday March 26, at 1 PM SLT.
It will remain on view until June 30.

An exhibit by Haveit Neox on the LEA20 sim
March 26 - June 30, 2015

Landing in the sky for the opening on March 26 2015 at 1 PM SLT:

Landing at GROUND LEVEL of the exhibit:

LEA16 - PEARLS by Searby

ARTIST: Dave "Searby" Mason
OFFICIAL OPENING: March 31st - 2PM SLT with Molita Quan

PEARLS – Precious Emotions Are Radiant Layered Sublime

There are 3 places here.  Please walk straight in the direction of the blue arrow.  Inside the white sphere is a twirly object, click on it to be taken to the second place.   Please Note – SET SUN TO MIDNIGHT for the second place, which is called DANCING LIGHTS.  There is a coloured object to click on to take you to the 3rd place.  You have to get near to the transported objects to click on them.  Please turn the sun back to ‘sunset’ for this 3rd place called “Walk Through Words”. 

All three places have transparent “walls” in them that will trigger a sound when you walk through them.  SL has a volume limit on this function, so please use Headphones and have your machine volume as high as you can stand.  When you trigger a sound, hold still for 30 seconds or so before moving on. 

There is a 4th place but it does not contain objects made by me – it contains plants made by Soror Nishi.  Please set sun to ‘Midnight’ again as these plants are at their best at night.  For me, Soror Nishi’s work is some of the best in SL  -  I wanted to see on them on display again.

PEARLS – Precious Emotions Are Radiant Layered Sublime

“We open the door to feelings and start the constant looking at the ones we can see. We learn that all feelings are connected to each other. The feelings we watch are connected to the deeper ones we cannot see. This then can be our path, from the known feelings to the deeper unknown”