Friday, April 11, 2014

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


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!"

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sean Tempest & Jedda Zenovka Top UWA's "What Makes Us Human?" Challenge


Sean Tempest (Michigan, USA) - Orthopedic Medical Lab

A detailed and interactive entry by Sean Tempest titled 'Orthopedic Medical Lab' topped UWA's 'What Makes Us Human' Challenge, the first time 'realism' took priority over artistic licence in a 3D challenge at UWA. In winning the top prize, Sean's creation,which can be seen here, takes home L$81,250, with Jedda Zenovka's 'The Female Reproductive Organs' taking home the L$62,500 2nd prize.

Jedda Zenovka - The Female  Reproductive Organs
“What Makes Us Human?” is an event run by UWA and sponsored by the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology as well as the School of Physics. 3D creators were encourages to create a model, animation or simulation that reflects what makes us human at a cellular, organ, or system level such that the creation was a fairly accurate or representative model that couldbe used for teaching. The aim of this challenge is to identify creations that allows for others to learn anatomical, histological, developmental and/or physiological concepts about the human body from the works submitted.

Jointventure (Bremen, Germany) - Skeleton
Both the 3D works titled with the same name of 'Skeleton' by the German creator, Jointventure was considered by the judging panel as a singular work and awarded the 3rd prize of L$37,500, with Misprint Thursday's elegant and unusual, 'Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy' taking 4th (L$18,750).

Misprint Thursday (New Hampshire, USA) - Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
The judging panel, led by UWA Professorial Fellow, Stuart Bunt of the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, awarded 5th prize (12,500)  to Danuc Landar's elegant creation, Circulatory System: Right Hand. Members of the panel noted that Danuc's anatomy related creations had been widely used across Second Life by artists and others for use in their creations due to the elegance of Danuc's works.

All these creations and more can be seen in front of the Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Building at UWA. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEM.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Machinima Challenge: Project Homeless (REGISTER NOW!!) - North Bondi RSL Increases Pool to Beyond L$2.5Mil




Project Homeless is a short film challenge to raise awareness about the Homeless. Filmmakers from around the world will have 30 days beginning the 11th of April to make a short film about subjects relating to homeless people (including veterans).

The North Bondi RSL Sub-Branch (Australia) is offering a special award of AUD 1,000 for the best film made about returned veterans (returned servicemen),

"It's a real privilege for us to be involved in this initiative" said Robert de Graaf, President of the North Bondi RSL Sub-Branch, "because it brings attention to the veterans who are homeless"

Those intending to participate are asked to register now!

*As Below is the original post from the launch with full details:

OVERVIEW
Project Homeless 2014 is a Challenge run by Screen My Shorts Inc & UWA in partnership with and sponsored by the Parramatta City Council.We invite entrants of all ages, cultures and ability to submit original creative digital content (conventional film and/or machinima) and win a share of the AUD 10,000 (L$2.28 Million) cash and prizes (with at least AUD 700  reserved for Machinima), and have their works exposed on the international stage. 

Entry fees for machinima style film are being sponsored by the University of Western Australia.

Project Homeless is a worldwide initiative for filmmakers to help raise global awareness through stories on film. Those who register are asked to nominate 2 of the themes, and the organisers will allocate one of the 2 nominated themes to entrants on the 11th of April 2014. The entrant will be given full freedom to explore and interpret the theme allocated (you may be as creative as possible in your interpretation).

The closing date for all entries will be the 11th of May 2014,  we urge registrations to be submitted before the 11th of April 2014 (as your final theme will be allocated on the 11th of April). Register via the Screen My Shorts Website, or details could be emailed to jay.jay@uwa.edu.au.

The overall competition is open to both conventional film and machinima. Machinima entries are in the running for the overall prizes, however special prizes are also set aside for Machinima entries only.

ESSENTIALS
1. Only G or PG rated films will be accepted
2. Entry length to be between 3 to 10 minutes
3. Registration is Essential
4. All entries are to be made specifically for the Project Homeless Competition
5. Register before the 11th of April & nominate 2 of the listed themes 
6. AUD 10,000 in Prizes available with at least AUD 700 reserved for machinima
7. Main website for challenge is  http://screenmyshorts.com/?page_id=1629
8. Please read and be familiar with the Official Rules and the 10 Step Guide

 *This is not a continuation of the UWA MachinimUWA series, but a collaboration with Screen My Shorts, hence the more detailed rules, etc as per the website

HOW TO REGISTER
1. Strongly suggested to register via the website HERE (http://screenmyshorts.com/?page_id=1631)

2. Send an email (or a NC inworld) with the following details to jay.jay@uwa.edu.au:
  * Second Life Name
  * Team Name (If Applicable)
  * Email Address
  * City & Country
  * 2 Nominated Themes in Order of Preference

PRIZES
Parramatta Prize for Best Film – AUD$5,000.00
1st Finalist – AUD$500.00
2nd Finalist – AUD$500.00

Best Cinematography – AUD$300.00
Best Editing – AUD$300.00
Best Script – AUD$300.00
Best Music/Sound – AUD$300.00
Best Performer (Male or Female Actor) – AUD$500.00
Best Student Film Under 14 – $300.00

Parramatta Prize for Best Machinima Film – AUD$300.00
1st Finalist – AUD$250.00
2nd Finalist – AUD$150.00

Parramatta Prize for Best Documentary – AUD$1000.00
1st Finalist – AUD$300.00

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Freedom Project Thank You Ceremony & Exhibition Launch - Full Ceremony Transcript


Sunday the 23rd of March, saw an end, as well as a new beginning to the Freedom Project which kicked of on the 1st of September 2013. A thank you ceremony was held for all the artists, film makers and writers who participated in the project as well as an official launch of Freedom project artworks at the UWA Virtual gallery.

Thank you announcements by Dianne Elton, Gentle Heron, FreeWee Ling, Taralyn Gravois and Jay Jay Jegathesan
This unique event, organized jointly by the University of Western Australia, along with members of the Virtual Ability Group, and the Centre for ME/CFS and Other Invisible Illnesses Group in Second called for artists and filmmakers from around the globe who self identified as having a disability or chronic illness, to create an artwork or a film/machinima or in fact a personal story on the theme of ‘Freedom’, showing how virtual worlds have in some way helped them or those around them. 
40 remarkable works were received from Japan, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, the USA and Great Britain among others, along with poignant reminders of how virtual worlds have the ability to do far more than most people unfamiliar with virtual worlds, might imagine.

The SIM was packed to its set limit of 45 to ensure integrity
As follows is a transcript of how the ceremony unfolded:

JAYJAY:
Greetings everyone, and welcome to the University of Western Australia, or UWA as she is known. As is tradition at UWA, I would like to acknowledge that the University is situated on Nyoongar land and that the Nyoongar people remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land and continue to uphold their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.

The Freedom Project which called on artists and film makers and writers from around the world to to show us how virtual worlds have helped numerous people from all walks of life to overcome the seemingly insurmountable challenges has truly been a remarkable event. This has been so because of all of you here today who have been so willing to share of your wonderful artistry and writing showing us all the 'Freedom' virtual worlds can bring. This event would not have come about if not for 3 amazing people, our co-organisers, Gentle Heron representing the executive team of Virtual Ability, Inc., as well as Dianne Elton for the Centre for ME/CFS and Other Invisible Illnesses and FreeWee Ling, UWA virtual arts curator.

All of us would agree though that the real stars are all of you... who have brought us 40 soulful and thought provoking works of art, machinima and stories, hailing from all across the globe, from Strasbourg, Toulouse, Dawsonville, Osaka, Greenbay, Blackpool,  Salem, Tampa Bay, Perth, Tasmania, Warwickshire, Houston, Kansan, North California, Berkeley, Milan, Northern Rivers, Dallas, Detroit, New Mexico, Tenessee, Berlin, Tampa Bay, Ohio, Den Bosch, North Georgia, the island of Kaua'i, in Hawaii and from parts unknown in Canada.

I'd like to ask Dianne Elton of the Centre for ME/CFS and Other Invisible Illnesses to say a few words:

DIANNE ELTON:

Thank you Jayjay. I would like to begin by introducing myself to those who may not know me.

I am part of the organising committee and I represent the Centre for ME/CFS and Other Invisible Illnesses in Second Life.  M.E. is the acronym for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and the acronym for CFS is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 

M.E. is a little understood illness, (even for those who have it).  At the Centre in SL, we provide help and support for those with ME/CFS and other invisible illness.  Members can attend guided relaxation sessions 4 times a week to help manage pain and symptoms. There is a weekly research discussion group, a weekly support/chat group, and a book group, all where people can meet in real time from the comfort of their homes, and even from the comfort of their beds and receive help and support from other sufferers. Many of these people cannot leave the house or even their beds, in real life.  The Centre also houses a resource library and a Creative Works Gallery.  If you would like to visit the centre in SL, I can give you a Landmark later. 

However, enough about me and the Centre for ME/CFS and Other invisible Illnesses. The most important part of today’s event is of course this thank you ceremony for all the contributors to the Freedom Project. I support and add to Jayjay in welcoming you all here today.  I am really glad that you have managed to attend. I sincerely congratulate you all on this truly wonderful exhibition.
For some of you, the work of putting together an entry has been quite a physical and mental effort.  I hope any of you who had a crash after putting in an entry, have made a reasonable recovery from your efforts and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the creative process. We thank you not only for your amazing creations, but also for your honest, open and very moving and very inspiring stories. Through your creative works and your personal stories, this exhibition raises the awareness and the consciousness of those in normal health, and invites them into the worlds of those who live with illness and disability day to day.

When one has an illness or disability, it’s not uncommon to feel that the wider community, and sometimes even friends and family – and (dare I say it), even doctors sometimes do not understand what we go through. This exhibition demonstrates in a really wonderful, creative and inspirational way, that although people with illness and disabilities may be limited in real life, they are not limited in spirit, joy, determination and creative expression.

Someone said to me recently, when I told them about this project, “Why would they sit at the computer all day? They should be out in real life enjoying it.” She had no understanding that sometimes, because of illness and / or disability, the way one can operate in real life may be severely curtailed. To quote the words of a good friend of mine (Jane Olsen), “the Freedom Project transcends its virtual location, in my opinion, because of the deep artistry and emotion of the submissions.” For those of us here today, Second Life is not a game nor fantasy, but an extension of real life. It’s a place where we can be creative and expressive and socialize.

Many of us are cut off from real life because of illness. However, SL should not be seen as separate or alien from Real Life, rather, it is an extension of it, providing an opportunity for those who are otherwise isolated, to participate in a wide range of events. It also allows us to connect with others, be they healthy or challenged physically or mentally in some way on. The creative process therefore transcends Second Life ….it is Real Life.

To conclude, it is wonderful to be part of this Freedom Project. It has been a privilege to meet so many of you and to provide help to some of you with the process of presenting your entries and writing your stories. Thank you to all who have participated, to those who helped manage the Project and to those who have sponsored and supported the event.

JAYJAY :
And now I would like to invite Gentle Heron of Virtual Ability Inc. to share her thoughts:

GENTLE HERON:

Thank you. I’m pleased to represent the Virtual Ability community here tonight.

Dianne talked about disability; I want to talk about art! We have artists from all over the physical world, and from many different disability communities within Second Life.

Art has been an important part of human culture since our Stone Age ancestors painted the walls of the caves in which they dwelt. We use art in many ways. Art can be used for decoration of person or surroundings, declaration, instruction, warning, social commentary, religious ritual, even recording historical events. Perhaps the most important use of art is to communicate our feelings.

Both the creator and viewer of a work of art are interpreting the subject of that item. In this exhibit, numerous artists express their feelings about how being part of a virtual world has offered them the freedom to express themselves, to enjoy life, and to live more as they want to live. I invite each attendee tonight to spend time with at least one piece of artwork here, one that speaks directly to you, that moves you emotionally. Ponder it. Let it sink into your heart and brain. Feel what the artist felt when creating the work. Invite a friend to view the artwork with you, then find a quiet place to sit and talk about it.

Several academic researchers are thinking about how the affordances of virtual worlds impact people with disabilities. They need only attend this art exhibit to learn a great deal about that subject.

Thank you, JayJay and the University of Western Australia for hosting this event, and thanks to all the people who helped make it successful.

JAYJAY:
Before I hand over to FreeWee to speak about where we go from here, and also to officially launch the  exhibit, I want to officially thank all our sponsors and supporters, through whose contributions see the support for this project exceed L$670,000. I want to acknowledge co-sponsors Eliza Wierwight, who also created the beautiful poster for this event, David Doyle & Simone Flavelle of DADAA's stARTSPEAK Project, Tom Papas & Screen My Shorts Inc. (Sydney), West Australian artist, Len Zuks,  Beverley Hill of UWA's Equity & Diversity Office, Craig MacKenzie and Deborah Bolton of UniPrint,  TheDove Rhode of Peace is A Choice Gallery, Taralyn Gravois, AviewTV and LaPiscean Liberty, Eleanor Medeir and The Sim Street Journal as well as Kit Guardian and Guardian 11:11 for their multifaceted commitment towards the event as well, also iMoogi TV (imoogi.tv) and Nu Vibez Magazine (nuvibezmag.com) led by Filipa Thespian and of course Professor Ted Snell, Chairman of Visual Arts for the Australia Council and Director of UWA's Cultural precinct, who pointed us to the theme for this event.

Thanks to all of the support, we decided, rather than selecting a few of the artworks for special recognition, every single one is worthy, and as such all of you will receive L$7,500! Over to you FreeWee!

FREEWEE LING:
Thank you JayJay. I would first like to thank my team members, Gentle Heron and Dianne Elton, for their active participation in every step of putting this show together. The Freedom Project would not have been nearly as successful without their great work.

I also thank the many artists who have been so generous with their work and their stories. I can honestly say that I am as proud of this show as any we have ever done. And you should be proud, too.

I was not sure what to expect when we started this project, but it was clear from early on that we had some very talented people who had something to say. It also became clear that the community at large was very interested in the idea. We have had several blog posts and the Freedom Project team has been invited to do a presentation at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference next month.

In addition to the many artists we have not seen in our previous shows at UWA, I was especially gratified to have submissions by several of our veteran artists, some of the top artists in SL, about whom I had been unaware of their disabilities. I think we have clearly demonstrated that SL is an empowering and inspiring creative environment.

Your work and your stories will be published in a new edition of UWA Studies in Virtual Arts (UWA SiVA), an official university online journal. You can see previous editions at: http://uwainsl.blogspot.com/p/uwa-siva.html

And for the first time ever, we are delighted to announce that every participant in the Freedom Project will receive a nicely printed copy the journal upon publication. I am currently assembling image files and editing the text, and I hope to be able to deliver the volume to the printers within a few weeks. Please be sure we have a mailing address for you. We'll be contacting you about that soon.

Machinimist Taralyn Gravois will also be making a video documentary about the show. Right now I'd like to turn the proceedings over to Tara for a moment.

TARALYN GRAVOIS:
Hello, I'm Taralyn Gravois. This exhibit is beautiful..and very thought provoking. I would like to make a video that will get some of your thoughts about your artworks. For those of you that feel comfortable talking in audio I will be here next Sunday 4pm-7pm. I will just need each person for 5-7 minutes to ask them about their artworks. I can also translate for you if you want to answer in text.  So please send me an IM if you are interested.

FREEWEE LING: 
Related to the journal, I may be asking for your help. Specifically, I will be editing the text you provided to us for your entries. This is the text in the notecards that are given at each entry when someone clicks on your name.

I will be formatting the text for the book, correcting spelling and some punctuation, and possibly correcting grammar. But I will try to remain as faithful as possible to your statements. If you want to review your stories before I start working on them, please let me know ASAP so I can wait for your revisions. I will try to let you review my edits before publishing, but you will need to approve any changes I make quickly.

Please let me know any concerns or questions you may have about this. I'm always happy to talk to artists to make sure you are happy with the process as well as the result.


A dedication was made to the Freedom Project by Aquaglo in the form of a lovely machinima titled 'I Walk Alone'.


March LEA 6 Full Sim Gallery: Cinema II by Mary Wickentower

On March 5th, Cinema Take II opened with a grand particle show by Mary Wickentower. It is the updated version of Cinema! which made its appearance in September 2012. Details are here.

Cinema! Take II is an installation in celebration of Machinima brought to you by Mary Wickentower, with the help of her Girl Friday and most fabulous assistant, Danya Sadofsky.

Sponsored by the Linden Endowment for the Arts and AViewTV, this full SIM extravaganza will be open for the month of March on LEA 6.

Cinema! Take II features:
-->The magnificent Empire Movie Palace showing SL machinima in lush surroundings, with adjacent galleries featuring artisans from across Second Life, and a special viewing from "Photohunt" sponsored by  The Virtual Artist Alliance.
-->An old fashioned drive-in theater showing SL machinima in an outdoor setting that is a dying culture in RL..
-->Danya's Garden by danya.sadofsky, a place of peace & quiet. Outside is a lovely garden with a cherry tree.
-->The Swing Jim Dinner & Dance Hall - good foods & sock hops!
-->The Gallery of Art - Fine SL sculpture.
-->Dr. Petrol Gas Station - Gas up & get your green stamps & view a classic collection of pin-up posters.
-->Particle shows, sock hops, and performances to be announced.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/124/247/23

Movie Palace donated by  Khan Omizu
Swing Jim Dinner  donated by n0th1ng Ackland
Drive-in screen donated by Ethos Erlanger

Cinema II is grander than Cinema! When you get here, you hear the sounds of sprinklers. Head to the sound and you are now on a wide, green lawn in front of a magnificent Hollywood mansion, straight out of a movie.

Cinema Take II near arrival point


The Empire Movie palace looks bigger and more sophisticated. There are cars packed by the curb.



Inside was bigger and more stylish than ever. I remember the old Empire was smaller and more simple.The front facade does look the same though.

Mary added mesh to this wonderful build. Also, there were Exit doors so you could go out from there and be in a lovely garden created by Danya.

The gas station looks cleaner and less grungy.

I asked Mary some questions and below is what she said,

What made you decide to do a sequel build?

--The first Cinema was pretty well received and there was some nostalgia expressed to see it again. The machinima community has grown and is very active, there have been some excellent movies produced since the original Cinema!  build.  Cinema! Take II also has a few new twists.  The new Swing Jim Dinner was donated by n0th1ng Ackland.  My assistant / gal friday danya sadofsky, helped expand the diner into a diner/dance hall where we have hosted some pretty swinging Sock Hops, with vintage music provided by DJ imre bellic.  A fine arts gallery has been added, featuring a variety of sculpture from all over Second Life. The theater galleries feature photographic collections from myself,  Melusina Parkin, students of the Visionaire Institute of Photograph and the members of the Photohunt, sponsored  by the Virtual Artist Alliance . The old time gas station interior had a whole new look.  Betty Boop has been rumored to be among the visitors to be seen touring the grounds and there may be a special issue of a free Betty Boop shape before the sim closes at the stroke of midnight, March 31.

Did you add mesh?

 Yes.   While mesh has some limitations, I do not shy away from mesh.  Mesh has added a whole new dimension to SL and is here to stay.

Is it me or does the gas station look cleaner and less grubby?
-- It's the same gas station as before, however there are interesting new details. The mini mart coolers have been replaced with shelves stocked with products you might normally find in a gas station - cans of motor oil, anti-freeze, gadgets as well as tools and tool bench in the car repair area.  The gas station also sports a nice variety of vintage pin-up posters from both my own collections and danya sadofsky's collection.  The gas station has also added green stamps, a real classic vintage detail.   Zoltar has been replaced with a coke machine.

That mansion, why did you add it? It reminds me of depictions of the fictional Jay Gatsby's mansion.

--The "mansion" is an art gallery dedicated to some of SL's finer sculptures from your timeless classics to you more avant-garde . Most of the pieces come from my own private collection of sculpture purchased through out SL.  A few of the pieces were donated, such as the clever rendition of the Flying Spaghetti Monster , donated by Daaneth Kivioq and created by Kae Fox. The Ice Age piece was a donation from danya sadofsky, created by Rezago Kokorin. Stop in, help yourself to a cuppa from the vintage "Tropical Birds" tea set, ease back and relax in the pristine white sofa and enjoy the fine arts from Second Life.

What's the main difference about the drive-in movie theater? Are there more or less cars in the lot?

--The drive in movie sports an new screen provided by AViewTV, with many wonderful new films and a great many more machinima artist's represented. And yes, the drive-in car lot has really filled up.  In addition to the cars that were donated for the original CinemaI made a special purchase to add to my growing collections of cars from around Second Life.

Why add in the garden? One wonders how it fits in. It seems out of place.

-- Danya's garden, provided by my assistant danya sadofsky  was an idea brought forward from my Wonderful World of Particles full sim art grant.   As you noted, the garden's style is quite different from the minimalistic style of 1940's California  features on this build , however is quite in keeping with the mountain streams you might encounter if you ventured outside of the manicured  city landscape and trekked into the surrounding foothills and mountains.   I nearly perished as a child in one of those real life wild mountain streams. I am here today to bring you this build, solely as the result of a single little rock that caught my foot and keep me from plunging over a mountain stream waterfall to my death.


upcoming events:

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Photohunt  by the Virtual Artist Alliance
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Wednesday - March 26  6PM slt
Photohunt will host a photohunt for their membership on Cinema! Take II
Resulting photos  will be on display at one of the Empire Theatre galleries.

PhotoHunt is a contest in which participants must shoot their best Second Life snapshot that embodies a theme or landmark provided by a moderator. Photos must be shot within a  sixty minute time frame.  No outside manipulations are allowed.

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Visionaire Institute of Photography:
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Thursday- March 27th - 3pm slt
Students will have a field day to photograph Cinema! Take II as a class assignment. Resulting works will be displayed in a Empire Theatre gallery.

Photohunt is hosted by Bear Silvershade.

Thanks to Mary Wickentower, Girl Friday, AviewTV, those who provided the builds and cars, Danya Sadofsky, and others who make LEA possible!

 Come here to go to the Cinema! and prepare to be entertained: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/124/247/23

Have fun and enjoy the art!

Victoria Lenoirre


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Freedom Project Thank You Ceremony & Exhibition Launch - 23rd March


THE FREEDOM PROJECT THANK YOU CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH 

LOCATION: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/40/107/248
DATE: 23rd March, Sunday
Time: 5PM SLT

The Freedom Project which had been receiving creations for the past many months, will see a THANK YOU Ceremony and Exhibition Launch at 5PM SLT Sunday, the 23rd of March. 

The Freedom Project is a 2D/3D Art & Film Event organized jointly by the University of Western Australia, along with members of the Virtual Ability Group, and the Centre for ME/CFS and Other Invisible Illnesses Group in Second created an artwork or a film/machinima or in fact a personal story on the theme of ‘Freedom’, showing how virtual worlds have in some way helped them or those around them. 

This event is to thank all the artists, filmmakers, and writers for contributing their works and of themselves, as well as to thank the many individuals, groups and organisations who made this possible, including Eliza Wierwight, who created the poster for this event,  David Doyle & Simone Flavelle of DADAA's stARTSPEAK Project, Tom Papas & Screen My Shorts Inc. (Sydney), West Australian artist, Len Zuks,  Beverley Hill of UWA's Equity & Diversity Office, Craig MacKenzie and Deborah Bolton of UniPrint,  TheDove Rhode of Peace is A Choice Gallery, Taralyn Gravois, AviewTV and LaPiscean Liberty, Eleanor Medeir and The Sim Street Journal as well as Kit Guardian and Guardian 11:11 for their multifaceted commitment towards the event as well, also iMoogi TV (imoogi.tv) and Nu Vibez Magazine (nuvibezmag.com) led by Filipa Thespian

Feel free to come visit and take in all the wonderful creations anytime at the UWA Virtual Gallery.

FREEDOM PROJECT CREATIONS (Name, Artist Location, Artwork, SLURL for artwork)
Alysabelle Resident  (Eastern USA) -    My story (text)      

Ama Avro (Strasbourg, France) -  Passage           

Bamboo Barnes (Osaka, Japan) -  Cold lights 

Bamboo Barnes (Osaka, Japan) - Show me the place    

Barbie Alchemi/Fran Seranade/Draxtor Despres  (USA) -  We Can Learn & Grow & Heal Together  (Machinima/Film)

Barry Richez (Toulouse, France) - Freedom of Creativity  

iSkye Silverweb (Green Bay, Wisconsin,  USA) - Speechless Freedom   

Jesse Keyes  (Dawsonville, Georgia, USA) -   The Time Machine 

Johnny Lane (Salem, Missouri, USA)  -   Eat Soon       

Johnny Lane   (Salem, Missouri, USA)  - Japanese Macaque  

Johnny Lane (Salem, Missouri, USA)  - The Calm Dreamer     

Johnny Lane (Salem, Missouri, USA)  - Vincent's Mountains     

Krystali Rabeni (Blackpool, England) -  A Helping Hand 

Mathilde Vhargon (England) - Dancing With Impediments                   

Megadeus  (Tampa Bay Area, Florida, USA) - Mental Prison

Miranda [p3n3lop3] (Perth, AUstralia) -  Dance in Stasis            

Miso Susanowa  (Ohio, USA) - Big Winter 

Misprint Thursday (USA) - Goodnight Lights  

Pale Illusion  (Berlin, Germany) - GID (Gender identity disorder)          

ParkArt Collaborative (Multiple Locations) - ParkArt Gallery (Multimedia)   
    - DB Bailey (Tennessee, USA)
    - SolasNaGealai
    - Brenda Brody
     -Tray Rivera
    - Barbie Alchemi/Fran Seranade (USA)

Roc Furse (Den Bosch,  Netherlands)   - Escape        

Roiben Sweetwater  (North Georgia, USA) - Alice 

Roiben Sweetwater  (North Georgia, USA) - The Many Sides Of Me            

Roman Godde (Canada/North Carolina, USA) -  Beauty In Darkness           

Roman Godde  (Canada/North Carolina, USA) - Silent Night       

Ronin1 Shippe (New Mexico, USA) - Elephant With Flower

Ronin1 Shippe (New Mexico, USA) - Coyote

Ronin1 Shippe (New Mexico, USA) - Orange Planes

Ronin1 Shippe (New Mexico, USA) - Three Musicians

Roxie Marten (Detroit, Michigan, USA) - Gaze Upon The World 

Secret Rage (Dallas, Texas, USA) - I Choose Freedom

Sheba Blitz (Northern Rivers, NSW) - Circle of Freedom 

Slatan Dryke (Milan, Italy) - Yonder        

Starheart Erdhein (Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA) -  Mandala Dance (machinima)

Talia Sunsong  (Berkeley, California, USA) - Freedom Flight  

Tarquin Evermore (Kansas, USA) - Lotus of Enlightenment                

Traskin Snakeankle (Northern California, USA) - Lifeline   

Wally (Houston, Texas, USA)  -  Sky Populus       

Willo (Tasmania, Australia)  - Cyberwings               

Xia  Firethorn (Warwickshire, UK) - My Body is a Cage                      




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Monday, March 17, 2014

LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (MARCH): Mary Wickentower's CINEMA! Take 2



The March 2014 round of the LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES sees Mary Wicketower bringing us 'CINEMA! Take 2'.  A full list of the Series 3 offerings for the LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES can be found on the blog: LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (click here for full year schedule).

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday, 20th March 8pm - 10pm SLT 
LOCATION: HERE ON LEA 6 


In Mary's words:


Cinema! Take II is an installation in celebration of Machinima brought to you by Mary Wickentower, with the help of her Girl Friday and most fabulous assistant, Danya Sadofsky.


Sponsored by the Linden Endowment for the Arts and AViewTV, this full SIM extravaganza will be open for the month of March on LEA 6. 


Cinema! Take II features:

-->The magnificent Empire Movie Palace showing SL machinima in lush surroundings, with adjacent galleries featuring artisans from across Second Life, and a special viewing from "Photohunt" sponsored by  The Virtual Artist Alliance.
-->An old fashioned drive-in theater showing SL machinima in an outdoor setting that is a dying culture in RL..
-->Danya's Garden by danya.sadofsky, a place of peace & quiet.
-->The Swing Jim Dinner & Dance Hall - good foods & sock hops!
-->The Gallery of Art - Fine SL sculpture.
-->Dr. Petrol Gas Station - Gas up & get your green stamps & view a classic collection of pin-up posters.
-->Particle shows, sock hops, and performances to be announced.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/124/247/23


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Movie Palace donated by  Khan Omizu

Swing Jim Dinner  donated by n0th1ng Ackland
Drive-in screen donated by Ethos Erlanger
Movie screens courtesy of AView TV
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The  next scheduled event @ Cinema! Take II is a Hip Hopin' Sock Hop on   Thursday March 20th - 8pm to 10 pm slt

Our guest DJ is the howling platter spinner himself -  Imre Bellic (see his inworld schedule below)


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Mary Wickentower