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CITY INSIDE OUT - LEA20 - By Haveit Neox

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CITY INSIDE OUTBy Haveit NeoxCloses Tuesday night, June 30, 2015At the Lea20 sim http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA20/128/128/22
     The LEA Artists in Residence program is about the best thing around - a generous grant of 6 months with a very supportive team. That makes it hard to leave, but I’m very grateful for the half a year I got to spend in the program. It was exciting to fly around and visit the creative works of the many talented neighbors. But this wonderful experience is coming to a close, and yields to the next batch of artists whose work I’m anxious to see. In place of a closing event, I took the past couple weeks to make a film about City Inside Out. Below, I recap the basic story behind the sim:
     Trying to convey the sense of having no home to live in, I've turned a city inside out. There are no true interiors. Doors open to yet more exteriors. The sense is that one cannot go inside for comfort and the familiarity of belonging somewhere, because interior spaces as we know them do not exist. The ground level is almost entirely a wide highway, representing the ‘concrete’ world. Below the streets, buried in tunnels and ditches is the level where you will find stories that visitors have contributed about their observations of homelessness. I've posted the 22 stories throughout the network of tunnels for all to read. This lowest level of the city is its heart.
     In the sky, another city floats high above the ‘concrete’ earth, like a dream or a nightmare. This city is the one hallucinated. But no matter the hardships that the streets can produce, there still remain pockets of compassion. Many of the hardest stricken people retain this basic human strength as if it's the one thing that ill fate could not wrench from them. It is their nature.
For the closing, I offer this film:CITY INSIDE OUT (tour of the exhibit): vimeo.com/131254248

LEA28 --- EntropyII

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There are only ten more days to explore the builds of the artists in Round 8 of the Artists- in- Residence grants on the LEA sims.

Entropy II  - Cliche
One of those sims is currently featured in the Second Life Destination guide which is a big honour for NaTaS Janus who put together an amazing build on LEA28 called Entropy II.  It consists of five very different areas which are navigated by the teleporters at the arrival area.

The destination guide link:  http://secondlife.com/destination/entropy-two

While you are there grab one of the free motorcycles or cars and race around his surrealistic track.   There's even a free Ferrari for you to enjoy.  He calls the area Blue but I swear it's turquoise.

Entropy II -- Blue

I think NaTaS had the most fun making his urban decay town.  It's full of tiny unexpected treasures so make sure you explore inside the buildings and don't forget to visit his Gift Store which has lots of interesting freebies.Entropy II
Not only that but a visitor made a video of Entropy II which is very interesting.

Just ten more days!  Don't miss out.

LEA Announces Round 9 AiRs!

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Haveit Neox – City Inside Out - Round 8 – LEA20The LEA is pleased to announce the ninth round of Artists-in-Residence, who will receive a full sim for six months on which to create and display their proposed projects:
FreeWee Ling Lorin Tone Edie1943 Resident Pixels Sideways Surreal Skytower Storm Septimus Thoth Jantzen Caliandris Pendragon Fuschia Nightfire Livio Korobase MiaSnow Myriam Kiesta Aljon Lacocinelle Resident Michael Wexhome Seafore Perl Artistik Oluja Cica Ghost Czechoslovakian Resident Misprint Thursday Katharine McGinnis

The LEA received 40+ high-quality applications, and it was a difficult decision, but those selected submitted outstanding proposals that represent a diverse range of virtual art. While a handful are artists returning for a second round, the majority will be exhibiting at the LEA for the first time. Projects range from full-sim immersions, to innovative builds geared specifically for multimedia works such as sound and machinima projects.
Artists will have up to four months to build their projects, with all exhibits set to be open by end of October. Many will likely open sooner, though, so keep an eye on this blog for announcements of exhibit openings and related special events.
The previous eight rounds of LEA land grant artists-in-residence have resulted in some truly exceptional works, and we anticipate this next group to be just as fantastic. Congratulations to all the artists, we can’t wait to see your vision!