SLEA Launch 6 Grants: July-December 2023
And be wished... I am a woman, and as a woman I know how to imagine, to desire, to magnify the Masculine...
SLEA3: Armageddon Incognito
SLEA4 (NW): Gina Broone
With this build, she wanted to recreate a three-dimensional, rather barren space with structures and objects placed about, reminiscent of de Chirico's "the Enigma of an autumn afternoon" that Second Life residents can meander around and reflect on their lives and things that the build reminds them of, such as peace, solitude, quiet, grandeur, the human condition, life, loneliness, happiness. The SLEA sim wind lights afford dramatic shadows creating a poetic effect as one traverses the build.
Thank you to Second Life Endowment for the Arts and Regi Yifu, SLEA coordinator, for the opportunity to exhibit her build.
SLEA4 (NW): Tap Quinten
SLEA4 (NE): Dragon
SLEA4 (NE): Ama Ree
SLEA4 (SE/SW): Fennet
For the best viewing, accept the SLEA experience. There's a lot of ambient sound, so turn the music off and enable media. Set your draw distance to 350 or less and crank the LOD as high as you can. "Nostalgia" should look good under basic or advanced lighting and most of it looks better at night. If your system is limited just set the environment to midnight. The entrance sign will give you instructions and a headlamp to wear in darker areas. It's a great setting for photography, with a lot of detail and much to discover. Take your time, wander through the landscapes, inspect everything in detail, and look for instructive cues.
Fennet in SL is the visual Artist MEA in the corporeal world.I'm interested primarily in creating installations, often personal, sometimes political, beautiful, terrible, funny, and sad at the same time. My best work is a lot like what I've built here. As an artist, I did what was necessary to earn a living, and spent more time making objects that could be carried home in a suitcase than the elaborate installations I would have devoted myself to had it been possible. "Nostalgia's" "Studio Arts" level includes numerous photographic representations of my real-life art.
The ghost of my husband, soul mate, and muse haunts the build. Our life together is what I miss the most. What are you nostalgic for?
SLEA6: AmandaT Tamatzui
The theme is Sci-fi whimsical, so you are welcome to enjoy the colourful world, get a Tambalyan passport which will make a good memento.
There will be events monthly with gifts and other fun times. Make sure you use shared environment especially when you ride the rockets/ shuttles up into space!
Please come to these events and get your Tambalyan passport and start collecting the special stamps I will be creating for you. I am the chief designer for the BBB (Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy ).
SLEA7: Suzen JueL
SLEA8: Rage Darkstone
Through my SLEA grant, I wish to "speak to your heart"; that is, I want you to experience my art as both emotions as well as images. Over 30 or more SL performances, I have developed a style of "building performances”. Each last an hour, rezing and derezing objects with thousands of LI of objects, employing all the digital means of artistic expression SL offers us: 2D textures, 3D mesh statues, avatars, and animesh, performed with machinima and performances that evolve over time in highly immersive and dynamic SL environments of my making. Indeed, I make all the pieces of my art myself (that is SL's great beauty). I use a panoply of SL scripts, features, and computer programs (Blender, PS, Premiere, but no AI) with which I make all the textures, sculptures, avatars, animesh, machinima, windlight I use during my performances (I still have not learned how to make my own animations or how to compose music, but I will get there :).
The three large-scale performances constitute the centerpieces of my SLEA 8 performance art. During these performances I "paint" using simultaneously the full set of “colors” on the SL pallet; that is, not only 2D textures and 3D mesh statues, avatars, and animesh, but also particles, dance, music, displayed during particles shows with changing windlights. I will use SL's full artistic pallet to express, reflect and share deep-seated emotions that I feel and that I would love my audiences to experience with me through my performances art and builds.
Importantly, each of the performances reveals and leaves in place the large builds I rezzed during the performance. What emerges is a huge configuration of 9 builds that people will be able to visit moving from one to the next using a series of teleporters. To illustrate, my first September 10th performance will reveal and leave in place three major builds that you will be able to visit at your leisure after the performances. You will be able to travel to a build made of huge spinning planets, to another galaxy of spinning stars and particles, and to watch a gigantic sun that is 1000 meters in diameter spin in the ether. At my second performance, I will unveil four additional major builds that I am dying to show you (they are already there, but please hold off from exploring them). There is a 300-meter-high Egyptian pyramid that can be traveled from the inside, an Egyptian temple that dwarfs audiences by its sheer size; an elevator that will carry you up a 1000-meter-high tower; and finally flights of stairs that descend into the pits of a gigantic volcano. I still don't know what structures will emerge out of the third of my performances :).
My fondest hope is that you will come and experience with me my performance builds and the builds they leave in their aftermath.