Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Creature from the Black Lagoon Opens with a Party!

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (general)

It was never really closed, but today (March 15) is the official opening of The Creature from the Black Lagoon on LEA11. Wear your favourite "creature" avatar, or just the strangest one you have (keeping in mind that this is a General sim), and come dance to DJ Violette Oakleaf beginning at 1:00 pm SLT.

Even if you miss the opening, this is an exhibit you will want to visit.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (general)

This installation by Livio Korobase is full of characters from the great B movies of old, and provides a glimpse into the internal (unrequited) love angst of that famous Creature. 

Livio tells us:  "This is the in-between, the middle ground. Do not expect to understand or to be entertained. The Creature represents the state of "metaxy" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaxy).

Voegelin defined Metaxy as the connection of the mind or "nous" to the material world and the reverse of the material world's connection to the mind as "consciousness of being", the permanent place where man is in-between two poles of existence.."

This work represent the cosmos of Creature, that for us result in antithetical chaos.

Or perhaps the Gill-Man is simply in love and is confused?"

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (general)

"Plato said that  "Man transcends his place in Becoming by eros, where man reaches the Highest Good, an intuitive and mystical state of consciousness." I think the Creature is concerned only about eros, everything else is irrelevant.

He tries to look "normal", he has a work bag, a pet, a house. He would like to have a wife, maybe a family.

Love (αΌœΟΟ‰Ο‚ Eros) is the thing in between or child of Poverty and Possession. Only finding love can help the Creature.

It's a difficult story, you have been warned. But over the asteroid, he saw a fleshy rose. Ate or loved? We'll never know—we are all different Creatures with different stories. But we all live in metaxy."

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (general)

There are movies you can watch, giant creatures you can sit on, and even spots for close friends to hide and laugh at the antics of the poor innocents wandering around below. 

You will also find a plethora of smaller, quirky details. There is a train you can ride around the installation, or choose a floor polisher instead. Touch the giant playing cards by accident (or on purpose) and they tumble, bringing down the movie characters who had been sitting on them.

Come explore and try to cheer up that poor Creature. Livio has promised free pizza and beer and asks that if the sim crashes you should have patience, the monsters won't be going anywhere.

Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA11/122/114/23

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (general)

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