The Relay For Ukraine has transferred funds for Ukraine to Transparency International, Kyiv office. President Zelenskyy has now managed to create a platform where you can directly donate money via Credit Card, Banktransfer, Paypal and Cryptocurrency. Donations go to the National Bank of Ukraine. But shocking for us, the Metaverse Community: There is no way to donate with the currency we use! No Gloebit, no Linden, no ArtAcoin.
Yesterday I was at the Grand Opening of Storms of Steel created by Gem Preiz at CΛRELYNΛ’s ARTCARE GALLERY.
Sadly, the installation can be visited only in the world of Second Life. Storms of Steel on the Marble Cliffs relates to the publication In Stahlgewittern by Ernst Jünger (1895-1998).
Gem Preiz, a fractal artist living in France, creates immersive spaces in the Metaverse. The notecard he reads this way:
In “Storms of Steel” published in 1920 (In Stahlgewittern), the German writer relates with terrifying realism his physical and mental experience as a young man engaged in the heart of the fighting and destruction of the 1st World War.
Almost 20 years later in 1939 on the eve of World War II, and avoiding censorship thanks to his war hero status, he published “On the Marble Cliffs” (Auf den Marmorklippen). In this magnificent metaphorical novel, he describes the resistance against the rising peril of dictatorship, and the refuge that the marble cliffs ultimately provide, figuration of the inner peace and resilience that enable one to overcome barbarism, when it cannot be defeated. The title of these two works inspired that of this exhibition, which strives to make their themes resonate visually: threat and destruction on the one hand, resilience and spiritual peace on the other.
Although tragic current events inspired the idea for this exhibition, it should not be seen as specifically related to Ukraine, as the oppression and the horror of war are universal and timeless. Moreover, it does not aim to advocate any attitude in front of these dangers, especially a form of renunciation or withdrawal, but only to illustrate Jünger’s point : if the victory against barbarism by the fight is justified, it is in the heart of each human being that the ultimate victory, the one of the spirit over violence, must take place.
I decided to take photos from his installation and will put them as rotating images on the homepage of Relay-For-Ukraine.
Gem Preiz does not give much attention to social media. Both accounts, Gem Preiz and Art Kangem are not really active, so I guess to visit him inworld SL or Opensimulator is the best you can do.
There are many publications about the work of Gem Preiz. They reach back to 2013 when he created The Cathedral of Fractals and the Cathedral Dreamer.
Hypergrid Hoppers posted under the headline WE ARE GOING TO UKRAINA an event that will happen on March 22 at 10:00 AM PDT [Los Angeles time]. In Central European time it is 18:00. The duration of the event is one hour. Within this time you will get a message from the Servant of the people in the Metaverse. And here the message comes, right away …
Art Blue, aka Reiner Schneeberger, has created an artistic journey that spans from the past to the future of Ukraine with a focus on Lviv, the main city in the western part of Ukraine, also known under its historic name Lemberg. Lviv/Lemberg is a world Unesco cultural heritage with an unbelievable richness in the arts.
The visitors will sit on chairs arranged in a circle and look at the stage in the middle. By moving up towards the sky various stations are being presented. The travel and presentation concept is called Infinite Theatre and is part of the VWBPE conference interactive display. The screen and the camera of the visitor will be controlled by the Infinite HUD that was first used in the META Uplift at the OSCC 21.
The trip will start with the Ten-ton Stone Of Suffering that Alexander Schwarz, the last survivor of the 2nd World War concentration camp in Lemberg put in place in 1993.
Then the audience will move up to a field of 35 smaller stones to reflect on the first bombing that happened close to Lviv on Monday, March 14, then bridging to the next station where the founder of the Santorini Biennale will send his message: Art is mainly a political act.
There is more to tell. One is 1709 UKRAINA an asteroid that was dedicated in 1925 by the Russian astronomer Grigory Shajn to the people of Ukraine. An alien will tell the story and offer each visitor a place inside. Launching date: 2025.
Then it will be time for big art. Hashmask 15753 presents the visualization by which he will blockchain the artists that will contribute to Lviv Art Biennale 2025. Hashmask 15753 is financing the building of an Art Refuge that will be set in place on the last station. The President of Ukraine will welcome the visitors. Volodymyr Zelenskyy was modelled by Sun Tzu aka David Fliesen and the HG Hoppers will meet the Ukrainian President and his cabinet.
The Infinite Theatre trip on March 22 starts at 10:00 AM PDT and shares contributions of Venus Adored, Thoth Jantzen, Jo Ellsmere, Kisma Reidling, Art Eames, Hashmask 15753, Sun Tzu. The platforms have been created by Juliette Surreal-D.
The Hypergrid address is: cc.opensimulator.org:8002/META
Mateusz Morawiecki, Petr Fiala and Janez Janša will meet The Servant of the People, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in Kyiv to look inside Putin’s head. A bit late? Yeah, one day after we travelled to Lviv and did it – The Look. But they are now risking their lives by sitting in a train. We just risked it to be called absurd. But that’s the fate of Art, right?
Time to tell you what the scouts reported when being inside Putin’s head. It was a giant head rezzed at Ukraine, an event and fundraiser for Relay For Ukraine.
Polens damaliger Präsident Lech Kaczyński war damals mit den Staats- beziehungsweise Regierungschefs der Ukraine und der baltischen Staaten nach Tiflis geflogen und hatte gewarnt, Ziele der russischen Aggression seien „heute Georgien, morgen die Ukraine, übermorgen die baltischen Staaten und dann vielleicht mein Land.“ – FAZ
Translated by Google:
Poland's then President Lech Kaczyński flew to Tbilisi with the heads of state and government of Ukraine and the Baltic States and warned that the targets of Russian aggression were "Today Georgia, tomorrow Ukraine, the day after tomorrow the Baltic States and then maybe my country." 
The presidents of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia don’t need a lecture in politics. They deserve our respect. They went to Lviv and from there by train to Kyiv. For the full trip, we did not have the guts. We teleported instead — inside the head of Putin. We saw a Chinese flag. There was no Exit. We TPed out.
It might have been the last time we saw reality. On March 14 Marina Ovsyannikova‘s presented a poster on the national TV of Russia. Her bravery is now celebrated all over the world. What the world did not grab is that reality will end — or has already ended. I posted in Ukraine Online a question, that was also a statement: “What if buffer technology will be used? News will be no longer live, reality will run through a 10-second buffer …” It is not an if, it is a when. I predict that March 14, 2022 is the day when reality has ended. Buffered reality will take over. “It’s buffered reality” will become a saying. Fake News was yesterday.
We need virtual reality, then Marina would still be free. She would have sent her Avatar, an ALT, of course, protected by Anonymous. Virtually spoken she would be on board of 1709 UKRAINA. You ask, “How can we jump as normal people not protected by Anonymous from “here” where one can be arrested to “there” where we are still alive and safe?” I demonstrate to you. Words by Mark Zuckerberg are right now working only in one world flawlessly. Interestingly the world is called Second Life (SL). It is a 25-year old world. There are not many users, just about 70.000 concurrent ones. They create everything you see there by themselves. That makes the world special. Other Metaworlds go into the millions, but the technology to link from “here” to “there” is only implemented in SL.
You click on “Go to Link” and you get the destination in-world. You are there if you click on “Visit this location”.
What did the Servant yesterday say after being asked by Augustus, “What to do?” A cryptic message that must be discovered. We went on board the vessel Cloud Guide and travelled to the belt. Onboard of 1709 UKRAINA we deciphered the message and decided to spread the word. The editor of rez Magazine from Los Angeles, Jami Mills, was on call and we aired the result. You may think how this is possible? There must be quite a time delay as 1709 UKRAINA orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance between 1.9 and 2.9 AU. Let us do the math. During my AI is doing the hard work you may listen to the story THEY HAVE TAKEN ALL FROM US.
1 AU is 149,597,870.7 km or 92,955,807.3 miles. And how fast travels light? It’s not so difficult if you know how to Google. Yeah, 17 minutes is a good guess. Now you understand why the performance was set up for a duration of one hour and why we met first in the Cloud Guide and also went there at the end. Two times 17 made it possible to get the “OK” back from LA that our discovery will be printed in the April issue of rez Magazine.
Today we will go big. First, we meet Caesar and speak with him in person about history and what was left of his doings. De Bello Gallico, yes this is what stays, the novel I was reading at school. Then we ask The Servant of the People. He will sign his answers as he is too busy to speak to us, but his facial expressions will signal what to do next. And finally, we cannot skip to ask the great democrat, to be precise the flawless [lupenreiner]democrat as once the German chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, said. Yes, Putin is meant. Sadly he has no time to join in person for a talk but due to the advanced technology, the META, we will jump in his head and finally understand history.
I said, we go big. We head to the asteroid belt where you can buy a sticker for the cause. A travel to 1709 UKRAINA is expensive. Here are the coordinates …
And as the trip to the asteroid takes a while there will be music on board. Nightwish, Wishmaster will be one song.
The focus of the monthly art magazine “rez” – issue No. 121 – is about UKRAINE. I contributed the short story THIS BOY IS ELECTRIC.
In an invite to a come together in SL on Monday 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM PDT [Los Angeles time] I wrote on a notecard which you will get a copy inworld:
“I want to invite you to do something that is artistic but also easy and can be done anonymously in SL. Jump for a photo on the cloud ship 1709 UKRAINA. I will send photos of the avatars who join to the press and to Putin. The president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is informed, also the German Embassy of Ukraine. The editor of rez Magazine, Jami Mills, dedicated the March issue of rez Magazine to Ukraine where I contributed “This Boy Is Electric.” The story pings back to the times when the president was a comedian. He studied law before he went into show biz, so it might be a must to say that he was always a political actor. Now he is the respected leader of Ukraine.”
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