Wall of Fear
A strong and high wall is awaiting the visitors at LEA19: The Wall of Fear. Facing the fears and dealing with them give surprising results and insights.Artist statement:
Wall of Fear explores the pervasive presence of self centered fear in our inner lives and social environment. It is basically a precursor to the real event which is stories and the gathering of images and audio. The cubes floating over the wall contain some of the stories we have collected.
Make sure you walk right in to it and see what happens.
The Wall of Fear is brought to you by your first grade English teacher, Bozo the clown, Amalgamated Bank, and Perdue Chicken. (amongst others)2nd Project: Favorite time of your LifeArtist statement:
Do you have a favorite time in your life?
Did you get a picture of it?
Aequitas latest collaborative project assembles your favorite snapshots and the stories behind them.
Find a snapshot rl or sl.
Tell us the story of it.
There are various ways to get the image and audio clip to us for inclusion in the project.
attach image and recorded audio and send it to Aequitas@arsactual.com
or call Sowa Mai in SL and leave an audio message using SL voice
or come to the LEA during the weekend recording sessions
or call one of the avaline world wide toll free numbers from your rl telephone and leave a message using Access Code: 53023
By sending us your image you are agreeing to allow Aequitas to use this image and it’s accompanying audio in the Stories artwork. The Stories artwork installation is destined to have various outlets. A web based version, a gallery version, a Linden Endowment for the arts version, and a Second Life Birthday celebration version.
More: http://arsactual.comAbout the artists:
Aequitas is Latin for equality, symmetry and fairness between individuals. By working under the singular identity as Aequitas, the intention is to direct focus on the art rather than the individual; to remain outside the cult of personality, to explore alternatives to the more culturally accepted individual creative force. The artists of Aequitas believe collaboration does not require leadership and can bring better results through decentralization and egalitarianism. It is a working practice that art collaboration should be playful and not taken too seriously.
Collaborating in separate physical space Aequitas has explored themes such as alienation, childhood, perceptions of identity, spirituality, and consumerism with most of the work being first presented in the virtual world. With the focus of the work being the process Aequitas amasses a large quantity of research and iterations before arriving at a final piece. This documentation is as much a part of the art as any momentary instance of development.
The results have veered between the abstract and illustrative. The key threads are a strong aesthetic with a core spiritual disposition that focuses on non dualism and ideas of equity and balance. There is a sense of the nostalgic and ironic to the more representational work and the abstract leans toward iconic minimalist.
Aequitas is currently the playground for artists whose practice involves equality, and anonymity as a working ideal. Collaborating in separate physical space they have explored themes such as alienation, childhood, perceptions of identity, spirituality, and consumerism with most of the work being first presented in the virtual world of Second Life.
By working under a singular identity as Aequitas, the intention is to direct focus on the art rather than the individual; to remain outside the cult of personality, to explore alternatives to the more culturally accepted individual creative force. They believe collaboration does not require leadership and can bring better results through decentralization and egalitarianism. It is a working practice that art collaboration should be playful and not taken too seriously.
Aequitas has participated in 10 major exhibitions in virtual space including the Virtual Art Initiative exhibition “Through the Virtual Looking Glass” at the Harbor Gallery of the University of Massachusetts at Boston. The Boston exhibition was part of an unprecedented international collaboration that exhibited the work of artists from more than twenty nations in real world galleries in six countries: France, Holland, Germany, Brazil, Australia, and the USA.
Mixed reality group shows in New York City and Florence, Italy preceded an expansion of the Second Life conceived and produced Field of Voices into a series of first-life augmented reality exhibitions in New York City and Boston. A financial grant was received from Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in 2011 for the presentation of Field of Voices in Inwood Hill park, New York City. The grant was made possible with the support of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Fund Development Corporation. Opening tomorrow Monday, April 22nd at 10 AM SLT