Friday, 23 February 2007

My first exhibition in Second Life...

This post was first posted at plurabella! 18. February 2007

The 24th of february will be the last day of my first art exhibition in Second Life. Or my, that will be my avatar Plurabelle Posthorn who has an exhibition... It will also be the 1 year anniversary of this blog.
Snapshots of Plurabelles exhibition at the Artisan Gallery under.
The pictures in the exhibition are made from Second Life snapshots which I have worked up in Photoshop later. Two of the sculptures are ordinary prims textured and linked, and in the white one with dotts I have several layers of prims with moving texture in the "window". All of it could be characterised as 1st generation SL-art, which means it mimics the ordinairy real life art and only slightly uses the possibilitys that are special to a metavers as Second Life, that will be things you can do in there that you can't do in real life, which of cause is much more interesting, but you have to start somewhere, not? Or? ;)
I've only sold one picture yet, but it was
Gazira Babeli who bought it. I am a great admirerer of her, I shiver when I think about her likeing my picture... Or maybe she just pitied me? She is now a member of the performance group Second Front which have frequent performances in SL, they are interesting... and using the possibilitys of SL. They had a great performance at the opening of a great exhibition at the Ars Virtua Gallery, 5th of January, Ars Virtua is the best SL gallery I have found so far, the exhibition is called "Imaging places" and the artist is JC Fremont. Here's what he says about art imitating rl art:
“Well art that imitates art in the real world is repugnant. SL art that imitates RL art is irrelevant. Okay a painting served the ideology of 20th century consumer capital society. It became the ultimate commodity object. More profitable than gold or plutonium. Remember that art before the rise of commodity capital was sight specific. It resided in the cathedral or on the cave wall. No way to buy and sell. What could possibly be the purpose of making cartoon representations of paintings in a virtual environment? Art should be unrecognisable as such. In electrate culture the forms will change drastically. We don't know what electrate art will be yet. First, Electrate art will have no object, evade commodity consumption. If it can be commodified then it is not good electrate art. Second, never finished it will always be in a state of becoming, upgrading. Art needs to disrupt.”
Read the whole interview with JC Fremont about his "Imaging places" HERE.

Written by Nina Svenne

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