Join the Grand Opening of Rage Darkstone’s installation at Craft World on September 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM PDT [22:00 CET]. Rage Darkstone is the second artist who created a picture of Borderland, which is the old name of UKRAINE. The past leads to the future and the present is what counts. Join the event in the Metaversum …
This is the invitation by Rage:
Friends, come and discover my vision of Ukraine’s Victory in the year 2025. I will carry out one of my building performances. This one is a lyrical and fantastic depiction of Ukraine’s military victory by the year 2025. In my building performances, I create and use a variety avatar outfits, NPCs, particles, streaming video media, while rezzing and derrezing prim and mesh statues, changing the windlight environment, all this accompanied by my choice of music and dance.
*** Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the performance at 1pm PDT on September 12 and take a seat; this because my building performances are highly immersive. During the performance, the audience moves around the build on chairs and dances to the music. It is important, therefore, that you arrive before the start the performance, and take a seat, as it is challenging to do so when the chairs are flying around the build during the performance.
*** Upon arriving, please also adjust the setting on your viewer in order to view the performance fully (set draw distance to 400, used Advance Lighting Model and Shared Environment, set media to autoplay).
The leading virtual arts magazine REZ brings artists and creative people all over the world together. Time to join the team. Writers from Ukraine who reflect on arts in the META are invited to contact the editor Jami Mills – in Facebook [ https://www.facebook.com/jami.mills.50 ] or via Instant Message inworld in SL, OpenSim — or the WebMetaversum.
Watch the celebration the French artist Terra Merhyem presented in META. Here is a live recording of the 1-hour show made via YouTube LIVE STREAM by Michael McHugh. As so often – even when there is a licence for a radio stream – it is later blocked by YouTube … Let us hope we get a short compilation in some days that will later not be blocked by YouTube.
Terra is now resting after the great show …
Reconstructing Ukraine is an open invitation to artists, builders, educators and supporting parties.
We invite you to join us on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 1:30 PM at the Grand Opening of UKRAINE 2025, an art installation and concert by Terra Merhyem. This is the first contribution to the Ukraine Borderland Art project. The head curator Art Blue aka Reiner Schneeberger has invited Terra to premiere this project. Her installation, being presented in Craft World on sim UKRAINE will be shown for 30 days then the next artist will take over. Terra has chosen a not-too-distant time frame for Ukraine: The year 2025.
This is the invitation by Terra Merhyem:
Friend, come and discover my vision of Ukraine in the year 2025: another scenery than the one we know too much through the news!… My Concert will be also a discovery of Ukrainian music which, I hope, will “speak” to you as much as to me – made of intensity and emotions, of joy and tragedy… With deep, powerful voices!…
* And come and meet with me one of the traditional heroes of Ukraine: the Cossack Mamai, warrior and musician…
* My friend, come to my opening and concert to breathe something other than the smell of burning…, to listen to something other than the bursting of bombs…, to see something other than the smoking rubble…
*** Dresscode : Colors of Ukraine = Blue, Gold…
I, Rage, Art Blue, Juliette Surrealdreaming will be happy and honored by your presence…
Taxi in Craft-World grid: hop://craft-world.org:8002/Ukraine/133/89/23
About The Call Borderland:
Ukraine comes historically from Borderland – the land between borders. The Call to take part in Ukraine Borderland as an artist goes by invitation. How will Ukraine look in 5 years, in 10 years or in 200 years? Let us create a vision that reaches beyond the actual now and let the pictures we create be seen in the Web Metaversum. All contributions are being conserved and shown at various places. One is the Santorini Biennale Immersivia.
“Art is mainly a political act.” Kikos Papadopoulos, Founding Director of Santorini Biennale.
The call for Ukraine goes by the term ZERO POINT, which expresses that the location of a destruction can be located in the air, underground, or underwater. This way it differs from Ground Zero. Nevertheless, it is on the artist alone to transform the call to an artistic vision.
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
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