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The TimeWalkers

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The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
We keep, mark, tell, manage, pass, take, waste, track, spend, travel, kill, and run out of it. Forever too fast or too slow; it is interesting, desperate, and everything.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
We equate it with money, with fate, with what we want the most but "use the worst". We measure it in nanoseconds and millennia, and spend fortunes designing ways to analyze and optimize it.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
It controls and marks the passage of our lives. We curse it and celebrate it, but the two things we cannot do are control or reverse it.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)
These are some of the thoughts that may occur to you as you sit in the pod and take the tour of Solkide Auer's TimeWalkers.

The TimeWalkers by Solkide Auer (general)

LEA17 - THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE EXHIBITION PRESENTS

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KUEPERPUNK KORHONEN & AUTOMATIC QUANDRY
IN A COLLABORATIVE READING AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF
"RECONSTRUCTOR"

ON SATURDAY - MAY 3, 2014 AT 5:00PM SLT/PDT
AT THE PHILOSOPHERS AMPHITHEATRE AT LEA-17
PHILOSOPHERS AMPHITHEATRE:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA17/174/72/61


** Please note: This event will require activation of both streaming audio and voice capabilities on viewing clients.
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ABOUT "RECONSTRUCTOR"

Combining their unique literary and musical talents, Kueperpunk Korhonen and Automatic Quandry deliver an immersive storytelling performance that captivates and mesmerizes audiences.

"Reconstructor" takes place in a not so distant future where the concept of one's identity becomes intertwined with the value of one's memories -- memories that a person may elect to have altered or wiped altogether, including those of family, friends, lovers and others who may be reluctant to be forgotten.
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ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

KUEPERPUNK KORHONEN / THORSTEN KUPER
Thorsten Küper aka Kueperpunk Korhonen was born 1969 in Herne, Germany,  where he still lives. He studied physics and is a school teacher. He has published over fifty articles and Cyberpunk-influenced short stories in anthologies and magazines such as c’t and Nova. He also produced a number of short films and is active as a blogger and as an organizer of cultural events in Second Life. Numerous nominations for all German Sci-Fi awards confirmed his status as one of the leading contemporary German Sci-Fi story writers.

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ROBERT KELLER / AUTOMATIC QUANDRY:
Robert Keller aka Automatic Quandry is the front man for The Hodges, a California based rock/pop/indie band that delivers captivating performances and great songs rife with influences of The Cure, Cold Play, Pink Floyd, Counting Crows and Pearl Jam, and singer/songwriter greats like Kurt Cobain, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Sting, and Peter Gabriel.    

His song writing reveals a sense of angst and optimism existing together in compelling melodies, rhythms and lyrics woven into a unique blend of indie, classic, and avant garde rock.   Singer / Songwriter, Robert Keller (aka Automatic Quandry), brings experience in craft that’s filled with emotion and touched with youthful hope—delivered with soulful, gut-grabbing vocals.  The musicians he often finds himself with are from diverse musical genres and come together to create an engaging musical experience --- drawing you into melody and craft that is accessible, engaging, compelling and infectious!

LEA16 - The Ascension

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Tansee Resident presents~~~
A celebration of Color, Sight, Sound and SPIRIT!!!!
When: Sunday @ 2PM SLT - May 4, 2014
Where:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/123/125/2
 

This project began as a self guided spiritual learning path but quickly became an all encompassing Journey of Ascending To A Higher Place with each individual choosing how they want to perceive the experience and to what degree of Complexity and learning they choose.
Life is a continuous journey of choices, represented by the many choices provided for you at many levels.

It is an etheric refuge of beauty, calmness,  learning and healing, love and compassion.  It is a place of universal acceptance and  welcomes ALL unconditionally.  There are no distinctions at The Ascension with no judgments  There is just my sincere wish for all to feel radiance on some level and to leave here with something positive however how small it may be.
~~~The Ascension~~~ concept is based on the ancient chakra system which non physical energy centers which are located throughout our bodies each related to specific colors and elements.

It is a celebration of Color, Sight, Sound and SPIRIT.

It is a place of total bliss to relax, capture your innocence, smile and feel love on many levels.  It is a virtual representation of what is in my heart and in my mind.

Your arrival at the very bottom center of ~~~The Ascension~~~ provides you , as Life does, with a simple CHOICE as to which of 7 colored tubes you will take on your journey.  AS you ASCEND to the surface more CHOICES leading you to many multi level discoveries on your path.
The sim is a circular pattern representing endless infinity birth and rebirth.

SIMPLICITY can be the key as you find your way to the Center of Ascension Island.  Simply FLY upwards from the center of the sim through the rotating DNA strand through a series of 7 strategically colored spheres. Your ava can fly straight up through each sphere, stopping along the way if you wish to investigate each sphere up through the highest .

The very top of the Ascension is a magnificent display of yet another ancient symbol called the merkaba.

Many photo opportunities are available with dancing, cuddling, meditation, Yoga, and simply BEing.
 The world is welcome to sign our public International Wall of Peace and Compassion located on the North Mountainside.  Please include your country and some words of wisdom for all to enjoy!
all to enjoy.
Together WE Can Change the World By Changing The WAY WE THINK !
~~~BE The Change~~~          ~~~WE Are The Change~~~





About Tansee~~~
~~~The Ascension~~~ represents a gigantic Leap of Faith for me personally as well as one of my greatest learning challenges.  When I began this project in December, I was not sure what a script did, had no idea what a particle was, and did not really know how to form a group. What a Beautiful Challenge it has been!
Who needs Luminosity (the brain challenge) when you have SL !!!!!!!. 

    This opportunity was a facing of fears for me personally.  I wanted to prove to myself that despite my personal challenges, determination and success can and will prevail if you believe in yourself.  And indeed it has.  The Ascension theme was chosen for obvious "rise above it" reasons but also to gently bring together the world of color, sound, design, spirituality, creativity, relaxation and simple enjoyment.

  I find this great opportunity with LEA a chance to communicate MY Passions, eclectic Art, creativity,  love for color, nature and my never ending quest and curiosity for knowledge and self improvement. I can not begin to tell you the valuable lessons I have learned while being a part of this wonderful LEA community on so many levels.  I have the utmost respect for the creators of SL & LEA and all the talented genius minds that encourage our need for more exploration and growth resulting in a constant flow of new creativity. Thank You!!!!
(Can you feel the LOvE & Gratitude ?  :-) 

Opening Tomorrow: The Golden Age of the Russian Avant-Garde

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source: https://www.facebook.com/MoscowMediaartlab?fref=photo
On Sunday the 27th of April at 1pm second life time, a collaborative Second Life work will open which is part of a larger exhibition being held in the main exhibition hall of Moscow’s Manege Museum.  Peter Greenaway (UK) and Saskia Boddeke/Rose Borchovski (Holland) supported by the British Council have created a unique experience fusing a variety of visual forms.  The virtual world exhibition is featured on four interactive viewing stations within the Museum and was created by Alpha Auer (Turkey), Bryn Oh (Canada), Caer Balogh (USA), Eupalinos Ugajin, Jo Ellsmere (USA), Nessuno Myoo (Italy) and Soror Nishi (UK). The virtual world region is provided by the Linden Endowment for the Arts.

RL Photo with SL Art Graphics by Bryn Oh
More than 1,000 artworks, borrowed from galleries and private collections around the world, are being displayed as part of the exhibit. The exhibition will spread across 5000 square metres. It will include polyscreen installations made with the help of the most up-to-date projection, light and sound equipment. It will represent a new approach to the history of art, combining film and painting, animation and 3D virtual world technology helping to create a unified atmospheric work, drawing the viewer into the space of Russian avant-garde.

Press conference with Saskia Boddeke (Rose Borchovsky in SL) and Peter Greenaway, photo by MANEGE
A Russian news segment on the project: http://www.otr-online.ru/news/news_26123.html

Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement in Russia from 1914 to 1924 which dismissed "pure" art in favour of art used as an instrument for social purposes, namely, the construction of the socialist system. The term Construction Art was first used as a derisive term by the painter Kazimir Malevich to describe the work of artist/graphic designer Alexander Rodchenko in 1917, first appearing as a positive term in Naum Gabo's Realistic Manifesto of 1920. Kazimir Malevich also worked in the constructivist style, though he is better known for his earlier suprematism. Some other important artists and designers of the movement are El Lissitzky (art, architecture and graphic design), Sergei Eisenstein (cinema), Wassily Kandinsky (artist - painter), Valdimir Tatlin (artist/architect), Lyubov Popova (artist/stage designer), Alexander Vesnin (architect) and Varvara Stepanova (artist/designer).

RL photo with SL Art Graphics by Alpha Auer
As a part of the early Soviet youth movement, the constructivists took an artistic outlook aimed to encompass cognitive, material activity, and the whole of spirituality of mankind. The artists tried to create art that would take the viewer out of the traditional setting and make them an active viewer of the artwork. Their output covered a wide range of both art and design, as well as architecture - ranging from theater, film and photography, from fashion design to graphic design, as well as to fine art such as painting and sculpture. Alongside involving themselves in designs for the fledgling Soviet industry, the Constructivists also worked on public festivals and street designs for the post-October revolution Bolshevik government.

The constructivists tried to create works that would make the viewer an active participant of the artwork. This premise was tested in theatre, particularly through the work of Vsevolod Meyerhold, who had developed a 'biomechanical' acting style, which was influenced both by the circus and by the 'scientific management' theories of Frederick Winslow Taylor. Meanwhile the stage sets by the likes of Vesnin, Popova and Stepanova tested Constructivist spatial ideas in a public form.

Four computers with set up Avatars in the installation space to enter the Russian Avant Garde installation inside SL
The movement was strongly fostered by the early Soviet regime, particularly by its leaders, Lenin and Trotsky. However, after Lenin's death in 1924 and Stalin's subsequent rise to office, Constructivism came to an end in the mid-1920s. Many Constructivist artists and designers were forced to emigrate from Russia under Stalin's rule, and those who remained had no choice but to succumb to his expectations of art and design as tool for his propaganda machine.

List of SL works:

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Tatlin’s Tower, or the project for the Monument to the Third International (1919–20), was a design for a grand monumental building by the Russian artist and architect Vladimir Tatlin, that was never built. It was planned to be erected in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, as the headquarters and monument of the Comintern (the third international). The tower was re-interpreted for SL by Bryn Oh. Read more here.


El Lissitzky's "Victory under the Sun" drama costumes were replicated fo SL by Alpha Auer. Read more here.

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The constructivist dramaturg Vsevolod Meyerhold was in search of a new kind of theatre; one that could widen its emotional potential to express new thoughts and ideas and reflect the times in which he was living. Meyerhold was primarily concerned with integrating the two dimensionality of set design with the three dimensionality of the actor’s body. It was a deliberate attempt to move away from the naturalistic presentation of theatre in which the set merely served as a backdrop to the actor’s text-based performance. Meyerhold was in search of a new kind of theatre; one that could widen its emotional potential to express new thoughts and ideas and reflect the times in which he was living. The stage which was designed for him by Lubov Popova has been replicated for SL by Nessuno Myoo. See more here.


 3 sculptures of Alexander Rodchenko's were replicated for SL by Nessuno Myoo. See more here.


Biomechanics is a system of actor training introduced in the early 1920’s by legendary Russian actor, director, and teacher, Vsevolod Meyerhold. Through this training, Meyerhold sought to develop actors whose work would convey a geometric precision, an acrobatic lightness and agility, and a rhythmic, musical sensibility. An expose of Meyerhold's biomechanical methodoloy has been brought to SL by Jo Ellsmere who has enlisted a corps de ballet of robotic avatars to perform a Meyerhold sequence within SL. Read more here.


El Lissitzky's pround drawing #18 has been dimensionalized into 3D for SL by Alpha Auer. See the original drawings here.


El Lissitzky's famed collaboration with poet Mayakovsky produced a concrete poetry work entitled "For the Voice" in 1923. The page spreads of this book were re-interpreted for SL by Alpha Auer. See the original spreads here.



Soror Nishi has brought Wassily Kandinsky's world of abstractions into SL as garden of color and glow. Read/see more here.

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Eupalinos Ugajin's installation is based on the book "We" by Yevgeny Zamiatine, a book that by some has been considered to be the "father" of George Orwell's novel "1984" and Aldous Huxley's novel "Brave New World". Read more here.

OPENING SUNDAY APRIL 27th AT 1 PM SLT!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA8/33/104/56

LEA3, A Gateway in Progress

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Detail from Garden of Earthly Delight, a Work in Progress by Tomm Pye (general)
Encompassing 29 sims, LEA can be overwhelming to visitors. Knowing what's available in an ever changing landscape of immersive art, machinima, performance, etc., is not an easy task.
With that in mind we started the LEA Volunteer Team whose purpose is to support and develop the visitor experience.

LEA3 Welcome Area (general)
We've begun repurposing LEA3 as a Gateway to the remainder of the sims. The area now hosts a map with tp links to all 29 regions, an event board, information notecards (which are being translated into as many languages as we can), giant posters which appear when Artists officially open their exhibits, and art.
Volunteers staff the Welcome Area as often as their schedules permit, but they also work to support artists by publicizing their efforts, attending openings and events, giving tours to groups which request them, and soon will be working with the Photo Hunt team (more on that to come).

The Welcome Area is surrounded by a "park" full of examples of inworld art by a variety of creators. The displays will change, as will the Welcome Area itself as we learn what works and what's needed. This is an evolutionary process. :)

LEA3 Welcome Area (general)
The Team now has 43 enthusiastic Volunteers and you're invited to join - just contact Honour McMillan inworld. I do training and orientation every month.
Whether you're interested in becoming one of the Team or not, when you're looking for a starting point to explore 29 regions of art, come to LEA3. The Gateway doors are open!
Designing Worlds recently did an episode on the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) and the Volunteer Team. They've included background on the impetus behind the donation of these sims, and do interviews with three of the current Artists in Residence showing their installations. Thank you to AViewTV.com for allowing me to share the video, it's well worth watching.
 

LEA FULL SIMART SERIES (April 2014): Jedda Zenovka's 'Heartseed: The Wildside'

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The otherworldly Jedda Zenovka is at the helm for the final edition of the 3rd cycle of the LEA Full SIM Art series at LEA 6. A full list of the LEA Full SIM offering since inception in 2011 can be found HERE. Anyone interested in applying for any month between May 2014 and April 2015, please contact Jayjay Zifanwe with your interest and preferred month.
HEARTSEED: THE WILDSIDE HAS LAUNCHED AND IS OPEN THROUGH 30th April 2014
Visitor's to the Sim can click HERE to TP to the start point
In Jedda's words:
"One of the things I love about creating in this medium is that you can express the energy so easily." 


Animism is the spiritual belief that everything is alive. I try  to recreate this within the digital domain. Cybertech designs that fuse naturally with organic forms; water, sounds, plant-creatures, interdimensional entities that blend into the ocean forest ecology of my environments so that it is impossible to tell where one ends and another starts.

Take a wander  through a textured cyboriginal landscape which evokes healing emotions and crystallises into moving, living sculptures; descriptions of ideas and experiences inspired by both human life of aspirations and necessities and with the practicality of hands-on permaculture in the rain forest.

While our minds and imagination evolves into the digital domain, our hands and naked feet remember the earth and other elements from which we are made. Dreamtime in this sense is the crossing over of two worlds; vision becomes solid and solid becomes visionary. It is instinct and the heart which guide us into and through this journey. The freshness of water, the spirit of a particular plant or mineral, is crafted into new form; the artist becomes the living conduit through which such essences express themselves.

Reach for the stars . .. Put your hands in  Earth!"

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HEARTSEED "THE WILD SIDE" at LEA6

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"One of the things I love about creating in this medium is that you can express the energy so easily."



Animism is the spiritual belief that everything is alive. I try  to recreate this within the digital domain. Cybertech designs that fuse naturally with organic forms; water, sounds, plant-creatures, interdimensional entities that blend into the ocean forest ecology of my environments so that it is impossible to tell where one ends and another starts.

Take a wander  through a textured cyboriginal landscape which evokes healing emotions and crystallises into moving, living sculptures; descriptions of ideas and experiences inspired by both human life of aspirations and necessities and with the practicality of hands-on permaculture in the rain forest.

While our minds and imagination evolves into the digital domain, our hands and naked feet remember the earth and other elements from which we are made. Dreamtime in this sense is the crossing over of two worlds; vision becomes solid and solid becomes visionary. It is instinct and the heart which guide us into and through this journey. The freshness of water, the spirit of a particular plant or mineral, is crafted into new form; the artist becomes the living conduit through which such essences express themselves.
Reach for the stars . .. Put your hands in  Earth!

jedda zenovka

Opening today at 2 PM SLT
Open through April

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/62/169/22

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