Sunday, November 24, 2013

KueperPunk Korhonen in the new MBK Library

KueperPunk, the initiator of the Festival of Love (in cooperation with Zauselina Rieko), a yearly culture festival in Second Life and the open grid Metropolis, is a German science fiction author and going to start a series of monthly science fiction readings in the new MBK Library, directly opposite to the MBK Art Gallery. Dew to the bi-lingual character of the MBK-sim, the readings will alternate: one month in German, the next month in English language. The first two readings have been organised by Asmita Duranjaya, the curator of the MBK Art Gallery, but from 2014, KueperPUnk himself will start to organise the monthly readings, which hopefully will become an attracting part of the MBK cultural life. MBK means Meisterbastler-Kreis and has been founded and created by Zewe Major. It consists of a wonderful, detailed alpine landscape of 7 assembled sims.
The event will start on 30th of Nov 2013 at 12 am SLT. .

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Asmita Duranjaya and ChapTer Kronfeld at Art'e Gallery

The two founders of Space 4 Art share the Art'e Gallery from 17th of Nov to 17th of Dec 2013. ChapTer Kronfeld presents a cross-section of his work in his unique style, making a flat 2D-picture a 3D-work by elevating single sections. ChapTer's style can be described as bizarre, whimsical and uniquely expressive.

Asmita Duranjaya shows a new collection of artistic experiments with forms, which can be parts of what is called a face. The FACES consist mainly of 3D-works showing several techniques like overlapping transparency, using sculpts and normal prims. the textures used are water-color-pictures made by the artist in RL.
Opening is on 17th of Nov at 2pm SLT in the Art'e Gallery.
Thanks for invitation and organisation to curator yvan Slade and owner Indigo Mertel.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Dystopia: Lilia Artis' and Moe Sandalwood's LEA Installation "The Machine"

"The Machine" is the title of Lilia Artis' and Moe Sandalwood's LEA full sim installation in November 2013. It shows four levels of development of a human society on the way to a kind of perfection, guaranteed by "The Machine". But this target is obsolete, because the "perfected" population has lost its memory of the past and exists in a status of forgetfulness without history. The question is, whether it is desirable to put the priority of technological perfection on top of the development of a society.

The four levels are highly artistically elaborated with stunning textures, not overacting animations and extremely sensitively used colours. Although the content is drastically dystopic, the artistic interpretation is pure enjoyment and carefully arranged, highly expressive art in the best sense.
It reminds in a certain way on German science fiction author Michael Iwoleit's awarded dystopic novel "Zur Feier meines Todes"(Celebrating my Death).
Not an easy to consume art event, but worthwhile and higly recommended! .

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Moths by Asmita in Art center Gualdo

Thanks to Sisi Biedermann's invitation Asmita Duranjaya took the chance to be guest artist of the month November 2013 in art center Gualdo showing a series of digitally processed moth pictures. They remind of ancient botanical engravings in a range from grungy to noble. Opposite to butterflies moths emanate an aura of nocturnal mysteries.

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