Thursday, September 20, 2018

LEA27 - DC Spensley 12 Year Retrospective Exhibition opening September 22nd at Noon SLT


Welcome to a 12-year retrospective exhibition, presenting artworks created as my avatar, DanCoyote Antonelli in the social, virtual work of Second Life. Sincere thanks to Linden Lab and all the patrons, collectors, collaborators, artists, composers, performers, and engineers who generously contributed to my artistic practice over these years.

The Artworks:
Rather than arranged in chronologically order of creation date, the artworks are grouped within themes explored over the years, in asking the overarching question: What does an art practice “native” to virtual worlds look like? This theoretical construct is what I call Hyperformalism.

The three main types of artwork in this exhibition include Interactive, Aesthetic, and Performative. Interactive works implicate the viewer into the piece, making them the artist. With aesthetic works I attempt to conjure beauty within the virtual space. Performative works include documentation of live theatrical productions with as many as a dozen real-time ensemble performers.

The Architecture:
The virtual space housing this exhibition at LEA 27 is a rectangular volume, 256 x 256 x 4096 meters, called a “sim” or simulation. This sim is divided into 40 numbered “decks” accessible via direct teleport (on the DC HUD) or various chairlifts designed to enhance the journey. The featured 4.5-kilometer “Tower of Light” artwork inhabits the central axis of the sim, from top to bottom.

Each deck serves as a pedestrian walkway with numerous octagonal platforms that give focus to the artworks and complete the viewer experience by providing 360-degree access, allowing each level to be viewed from any angle. Info signs reveal the titles and brief descriptions of artworks, which often require interaction with viewers to be complete.

At level 00 visitors will find a chair lifts and a kiosk to pick up a free “DC HUD”. Take a chair lift to fly through the installation or “wear” the HUD to page through a catalog and teleport directly to one of 40 levels.

Visitors should be aware that most of the scripting in this installation is available as open source. If you see something you like/need, please send IM to Dancoyote Antonelli with your request. This is not commercial software so no “support” per say is offered or inferred. Use at your own risk for non-commercial purposes.

Cheers! And Thank you for visiting!

David “DC” Spensley aka Dancoyote Antonelli in Second Life

Tuesday, September 11, 2018





September 19TH at 1.30 PM SLT

Rage Darkstone will orchestrate a
 "building performance": a one-hour cycle during which he will build an installation from nothing, dynamically transform it, and completely destroy it.

He will integrate performance building with other SL performance arts: particle shows, dancing, music, poetry, animated gifs, as well as giant avatars.

Rage will be pushing his LEA 12 simulator to its maximal performance.

He needs your help.

 Please come dressed in outfits that will create minimal lag; a stunning look with only one or two (if you must :) articles of unscripted clothing.




                TerraMerhyem presents:


Saturday September 22th at 1.30 PM SLT

         The ChangHigh Sisters 

 Your presence  is requested for this FLAMING EVENT:

   Fire show & Fire dance by

    "Yman Juran & The Team"

    The theme of my LEA13 is "Orpheus and Eurydice": an eternal love... Other famous mythic couples live also an eternal love : Shiva and Parvati, Isis and Osiris. This beautiful performance will remind us of them and inspire us, to love.

        SL SLURL IS:::   LEA13

LEA13 "From the Underworld to the World"

::TerraMerhyem presents::

"From the Underworld to the World"
 Thursday September 13th at 2 PM SLT,
 Opening of the Art Installation of "Red Bickin"

From the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
 (ancient Greece)


Your location SLURL  for this event is :::

Thursday, September 6, 2018

LEA16 Telephasic Workshop September 8

Mixing dance and SL into a 3D space. The particles become part of the dance, choreographed into the performance. The Sway and Dance Troupe presents "Telephasic Workshop", our next project at LEA 16 in our Particle Room. September 8th, 2018 at 8 am SLT.

Teleport to LEA16 Particle Room

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

LEA16 Poetry Corner Friday September 7

On Friday, September 7th, at 2 pm SLT, Wolfgang Glinka presents one hour of poetry readings at LEA 16. If you enjoy poems, you will enjoy this hour to hear poems and prose by many authors, old and new. See you there at our Poetry Corner on the Sim, with artwork by Treacle Darlandes.

Teleport To LEA16

Friday, August 31, 2018

LEA23 - The Gates of Oria - Tahiti Rae

DATE: Sept. 2nd
ARTIST: Tahiti Rae
Fantasy ... can be such a risk
such a deep mystery
and profoundly
the strongest certainty
ever known
They say it takes 300 years for an oak tree to grow.
300 years for it to live.
And 300 years for it to die.

Perhaps our fantasy love took 300 years to grow.
An eternity to live.
And never dies.

Maybe .. it's real.

~ Tah


Where does your "fantasy" love exist?  Travel through portals under each Oria Gate on the ground to your imagination - I mean to emotional fantasy worlds in the sky.  At each world's landing point, or at it's end, you will find a ROCK with a sign for you to TP back to the gates on the ground.  If you prefer to cheat, clicking the red sign will give you a notecard containing landmarks to all worlds.  New worlds may be added over time ;)  I have featured the photography/art of CybeleMoon throughout the worlds as they are a world of their own - just mesmerizing! And keep in touch with visits, events and her own photos through AmandaMagick on her blog of The Gates of Oria! (Link at landing point)  Thank you for visiting and adding meaning to these worlds and I hope you find "that place!" ~ Tah

Quietly Opens Sept 2
Events forthcoming!


Thursday, August 30, 2018


ORPHEUS & EURYDICE: a great and terrible love story in Ancient Greece...

Orpheus was infinitely in love with his wife, the very beautiful Eurydice, but she died bitten by a snake. Distraught, he goes into the domain of the Gods, and to God Hades who reigns over the underworld where the dead go. Hades' domain includes “The Hells” (where those who are to be punished go) and “The Champs Elysees” (a pleasant place of postmortem life for those who are rewarded). Orpheus begs Hades to give him Eurydice back. The Goddess Proserpine, the wife of Hades, moved by such a great love, convinces her husband to accept Orpheus’s request. But, Hades, accepts on the condition that Orpheus does not turn around to look at Eurydice as they travel out of the underworld on the path to the world of the living.
Orpheus then walks on the path, followed by his Eurydice. He hears her walk behind him but... was it really Eurydice?! Or was it not rather a trap by Hades? Was not Orpheus, for instance, being duped into guiding an evil entity to the world of the living? How could he trust a God like Hades?!
So, Orpheus turns around and sees Eurydice! It was not a trap!
But!!! ... Eurydice disappears at the sight of her husband: this is how he loses his love forever!...
Orpheus is inconsolable at the loss of his Eurydice...

Come all and  I will show you the domains of the God Hades and let you enter the Mouths of The Hells and of The Champs Elysees (maybe you will discover that you are already deserved to be in one of these places?!

Or perhaps… but only if you are worthy of it… you may have the privilege of climbing Mount Olympus and prostrate yourself at the feet of the God Zeus – Master of the Lightning – or/and of the Goddesses Hera and Athena


The Sounds of TerraMerhyem

 I am sure, my Friend's, if you come it will be with open ears, open mind and curiosity… I will share my music, as it will be a pleasure to play for you today ♥


NB : 1.30 PM SLT is :
* - New-York, Argentina : 16.30 h
* - Brazil : 17.30 h
* - France, Deutschland, Espana, Italia : 22.30 h
* - GB, Portugal : 21.30 h


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

LEA16 Photos from August 25 Performance

The Sway and Dance Troupe - August 25th Dance Program in the Particle Room. A program of colour, light, and dark. We are preparing the next performance, which will be for the European audience.

Photos by Aaron Wexhome.