Friday, May 31, 2013

MachinimUWA VI: Joe Z's 'Shadows Reflecting Darkness'


Shadows Reflecting Darkness from Joe Zazulak (Spiral Silverstar) on Vimeo.

The incredible Joe Zazulak completes a wondrous trinity for Reflections, with another sublime work, 'Shadows Reflecting Darkness'.

This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered in UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: REFLECTIONS 


MachinimUWA VI Entries (In reverse Klingon alphabetical order)

Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - NO REGRETS
Karima Hoisan & Natascha Randt (Costa Rica & Germany) - REFLECT ON THIS: DACTYLS ARE DHARMA TOO
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - THE AWAKENING
Carol Rainbow  [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - DREAM OF LIFE
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - THE MIRROR LIES
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - NARCISSUS (French);  NARCISSUS (English) 

Braclo Eber (South Africa) - STOLEN REFLECTIONS
Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, new York, USA) - THE FAIREST ONE 
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - SHADOWS REFLECTING DARKNESS

Pallina Loon (Rome, Italy) - PALLINA..THE LITTLE RASCAL 
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - DREAM REFLECTION
Carl Velde (Naples, Italy) - COMMUNICATION IS NEVER VIRTUAL
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - CAN YOU HEAR THE SILENCE 
Ed Vespucciano (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) -  REFLECTIONS OF A VIRTUAL WORLD
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS

ALSO, public viewing for  REFLECTIONS: The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge  now open. Full list is being prepared for the audience participation event where residents are invited to submit a top 10 list according to what they think will finish in the actual top 10 as decided by the panel (L$30,000 will be awarded to those getting it closest)


60++  artworks entered and now on display so far! Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery to view them. CLICK HERE TO TELEPORT TO GALLERY!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MachinimUWA VI: Braclo Eber's 'Stolen Reflections'



South African sensation, Braclo Eber who brought to us 'Journey to the Top' is back, this time with 'Stolen Reflections'.

This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered in UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: REFLECTIONS (150 prim limit - see link for details), also in progress at this time. 
MachinimUWA VI Entries (In reverse Klingon alphabetical order)Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - NO REGRETS
Karima Hoisan & Natascha Randt (Costa Rica & Germany) - REFLECT ON THIS: DACTYLS ARE DHARMA TOO
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - THE AWAKENING
Carol Rainbow  [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - DREAM OF LIFE
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - THE MIRROR LIES
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - NARCISSUS (French);  NARCISSUS (English) 

Braclo Eber (South Africa) - STOLEN REFLECTIONS
Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, new York, USA) - THE FAIREST ONE 
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD
Pallina Loon (Rome, Italy) - PALLINA..THE LITTLE RASCAL 
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - DREAM REFLECTION
Carl Velde (Naples, Italy) - COMMUNICATION IS NEVER VIRTUAL
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - CAN YOU HEAR THE SILENCE 
Ed Vespucciano (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) -  REFLECTIONS OF A VIRTUAL WORLD
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS

ALSO, public viewing for  REFLECTIONS: The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge  now open. Full list is being prepared for the audience participation event where residents are invited to submit a top 10 list according to what they think will finish in the actual top 10 as decided by the panel (L$30,000 will be awarded to those getting it closest)


60++  artworks entered and now on display so far! Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery to view them. CLICK HERE TO TELEPORT TO GALLERY!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

MachinimUWA VI: Karima Hoisan & Natascha Randt Reflect on Dharma




The Costa Rica-German connection with Karima Hoisan and Natascha Randt are back with a machinima born from a rhythmic poem by Dale Innis. "Reflect on This: Dactyls are Dharma, Too"  is the sublime result.
This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered in UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: REFLECTIONS (150 prim limit - see link for details), also in progress at this time. 

MachinimUWA VI Entries (In reverse Klingon alphabetical order)
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - NO REGRETS
Karima Hoisan & Natascha Randt (Costa Rica & Germany) - REFLECT ON THIS: DACTYLS ARE DHARMA TOO

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - THE AWAKENING
Carol Rainbow  [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - DREAM OF LIFE
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - THE MIRROR LIES
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - NARCISSUS (French);  NARCISSUS (English) 
Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, new York, USA) - THE FAIREST ONE 
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD
Pallina Loon (Rome, Italy) - PALLINA..THE LITTLE RASCAL 
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - DREAM REFLECTION
Carl Velde (Naples, Italy) - COMMUNICATION IS NEVER VIRTUAL
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - CAN YOU HEAR THE SILENCE 
Ed Vespucciano (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) -  REFLECTIONS OF A VIRTUAL WORLD
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS

ALSO, calling for entries to REFLECTIONS: The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge (150 prim limit, Theme is 'Reflections'). Closing date for art if 30th May 2013

39 artworks entered and now on display so far! Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery to view them. CLICK HERE TO TELEPORT TO GALLERY!

Ama Avro, "The Thinker",  Strasbourg France
Anley Piers, "Once Upon a Time", France

Barry Richez, "Quantum", Toulouse, FranceBethlise Lorgsval, "Scene reflexion:, Sainte Tulle, France
Betty Tureaud, "Reflexion on a human mind", Copenhagen Denmark

Carmsie Melodie & Struthious, "Looking Back", Australia & USA
Cherry Manga, "Cogito ergo sum", France
Chic Aeon, "I have walked this way before", Corvallis, Oregon USA
Chuckmatrix Clip, "The Scent of Her", Elizabeth, NJ USA
Claude Belgar, "Reflection of reflection", Margny-lès-Compiègne France
Corcosman Voom, "Narcissus", California, USA
Dusty Canning, "Reflections of a Star", Perth, Australia

Dyzo, "Choice", St John's, Newfoundland, Canada 
Eifachfilm Vacirca, "Fishing for the Green Rose", Zurich, Switzerland
Faery Sola, "Family Tree",  Caboolture, Brisbane, Australia
Gem Preiz Planet of Knowledge Paris France
Ginger Alsop The Room for Reflections Calgary, Alberta Canada
Glyph Graves I Thought I Hated Him Sydney Australia
GnomeZen Dream Reflection Monterey, California USA
Jess Oranos Timely Reflections Cincinnati, OH USA

Jipe Loon, Mirror with 4 Virgins on the Shores of their Depravity, France
Judyblue Stand Reflections on the Past El Paso, Texas USA
Krystali Rabeni Silent Reflections UK

Lalexl Devin, "Ephemeral Reflection", France
Luna Enigma Reflections of a Diva Illinois USA

Mcarp Mavendorf, "Rotation model", Atlanta, Georgia
Nino Vichan Riflessioni delle Onde (Reflections of Waves) New York City USA
PeanutbuttahJellehTime Magic Don't lose your marbles (especially the big one) Seattle USA
Rosie Dimanovic Horizon France
serra Quenda, "Lines of Investigation/Reflection Upon", Melbourne, Australia 

Shenn Coleman Neuron Sphere Avignon France
snoop acoustic Reflexion France
soror Nishi Strange oaks from simple acorns grow England
Sunday Serenity Reflections of Life Melbourne Australia
Surfaqua Oh Avatars-reflection Luzern Switzerland
Talia Sunsong. Emerging from the Chrysalis Berkeley, California USA
Thor Effingham Better Days Ahead Ohio USA
Thoth Jantzen A Reflection on Reflecting Reflections Boston USA

yepar Saenz, Reflexions of Reflections carousel, Martinique, French Island in the Carribean


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

MachinimUWA VI: Hypatia Pickens and 'The Fairest One'



 

Hypatia Pickens, masterful storyteller and multi-award winner, weaves her magic with 'The Fairest One'.

Hypatia describes this tale as one about a rich man, an ailing wife, a gold-digging con-artist, and a grandson who can see through surfaces and false reflections.

This machinima is now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered in UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: REFLECTIONS (150 prim limit - see link for details), also in progress at this time.

MachinimUWA VI Entries (In reverse Klingon alphabetical order)
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - NO REGRETS
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - THE AWAKENING
Carol Rainbow  [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - DREAM OF LIFE
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - THE MIRROR LIES
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - NARCISSUS (French)NARCISSUS (English)
Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, new York, USA) - THE FAIREST ONE
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD
Pallina Loon (Rome, Italy) - PALLINA..THE LITTLE RASCAL
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - DREAM REFLECTION
Carl Velde (Naples, Italy) - COMMUNICATION IS NEVER VIRTUAL
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - CAN YOU HEAR THE SILENCE
Ed Vespucciano (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) -  REFLECTIONS OF A VIRTUAL WORLD
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS

ALSO, calling for entries to REFLECTIONS: The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge (150 prim limit, Theme is 'Reflections'). Closing date for art if 30th May 2013

38 artworks entered and now on display so far! Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery to view them. CLICK HERE TO TELEPORT TO GALLERY!

Ama Avro, "The Thinker",  Strasbourg France
Anley Piers, "Once Upon a Time", France

Bethlise Lorgsval, "Scene reflexion:, Sainte Tulle, France
Betty Tureaud, "Reflexion on a human mind", Copenhagen Denmark

Carmsie Melodie & Struthious, "Looking Back", Australia & USA
Cherry Manga, "Cogito ergo sum", France
Chic Aeon, "I have walked this way before", Corvallis, Oregon USA
Chuckmatrix Clip, "The Scent of Her", Elizabeth, NJ USA
Claude Belgar, "Reflection of reflection", Margny-lès-Compiègne France
Corcosman Voom, "Narcissus", California, USA
Dusty Canning, "Reflections of a Star", Perth, Australia

Dyzo, "Choice", St John's, Newfoundland, Canada 
Eifachfilm Vacirca, "Fishing for the Green Rose", Zurich, Switzerland
Faery Sola, "Family Tree",  Caboolture, Brisbane, Australia
Gem Preiz Planet of Knowledge Paris France
Ginger Alsop The Room for Reflections Calgary, Alberta Canada
Glyph Graves I Thought I Hated Him Sydney Australia
GnomeZen Dream Reflection Monterey, California USA
Jess Oranos Timely Reflections Cincinnati, OH USA

Jipe Loon, Mirror with 4 Virgins on the Shores of their Depravity, France
Judyblue Stand Reflections on the Past El Paso, Texas USA
Krystali Rabeni Silent Reflections UK

Lalexl Devin, "Ephemeral Reflection", France
Luna Enigma Reflections of a Diva Illinois USA

Mcarp Mavendorf, "Rotation model", Atlanta, Georgia
Nino Vichan Riflessioni delle Onde (Reflections of Waves) New York City USA
PeanutbuttahJellehTime Magic Don't lose your marbles (especially the big one) Seattle USA
Rosie Dimanovic Horizon France
serra Quenda, "Lines of Investigation/Reflection Upon", Melbourne, Australia

Shenn Coleman Neuron Sphere Avignon France
snoop acoustic Reflexion France
soror Nishi Strange oaks from simple acorns grow England
Sunday Serenity Reflections of Life Melbourne Australia
Surfaqua Oh Avatars-reflection Luzern Switzerland
Talia Sunsong. Emerging from the Chrysalis Berkeley, California USA
Thor Effingham Better Days Ahead Ohio USA
Thoth Jantzen A Reflection on Reflecting Reflections Boston USA

yepar Saenz, Reflexions of Reflections carousel, Martinique, French Island in the Carribean

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MachinimUWA VI: Sublime Offerings by Joe Zazulak & Chic Aeon

 
CHIC AEON - Can you Hear the Silence


Reflections of a virtual world from Joe Zazulak (Spiral Silverstar) on Vimeo.
JOE ZAZULAK (Spiral Silverstar) - Reflections of a Virtual World 


As we approach 6 weeks till the final closing date, we have more brilliant works in... with two picture perfect machinima by Joe Zazulak & Chic Aeon. Joe's 'Reflections of a Virtual World' feature some scenes shot with such clarity that the organizers initially thouight they were witnessing the actual Sunken Gardens at UWA. Chic's 'Can you Hear the Silence' is an 'Art of the Artists' styled creation which interweaves a number of the awe inspiring artworks submitted for the art challenge.

These machinima are now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered in UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: REFLECTIONS (150 prim limit - see link for details), also in progress at this time.

MachinimUWA VI Entries (In reverse Klingon alphabetical order)
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - NO REGRETS
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - THE AWAKENING
Carol Rainbow  [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - DREAM OF LIFE
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - THE MIRROR LIES
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - NARCISSUS (French)NARCISSUS (English)
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD
Pallina Loon (Rome, Italy) - PALLINA..THE LITTLE RASCAL
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - DREAM REFLECTION
Carl Velde (Naples, Italy) - COMMUNICATION IS NEVER VIRTUAL
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - CAN YOU HEAR THE SILENCE
Ed Vespucciano (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) -  REFLECTIONS OF A VIRTUAL WORLD
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS

ALSO, calling for entries to REFLECTIONS: The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge (150 prim limit, Theme is 'Reflections'). Closing date for art if 30th May 2013

36 artworks entered and now on display so far! Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery to view them. CLICK HERE TO TELEPORT TO GALLERY!

Ama Avro, "The Thinker",  Strasbourg France
Anley Piers, "Once Upon a Time", France

Bethlise Lorgsval, "Scene reflexion:, Sainte Tulle, France
Betty Tureaud, "Reflexion on a human mind", Copenhagen Denmark

Carmsie Melodie & Struthious, "Looking Back", Australia & USA
Cherry Manga, "Cogito ergo sum", France
Chic Aeon, "I have walked this way before", Corvallis, Oregon USA
Chuckmatrix Clip, "The Scent of Her", Elizabeth, NJ USA
Claude Belgar, "Reflection of reflection", Margny-lès-Compiègne France
Corcosman Voom, "Narcissus", California, USA
Dusty Canning, "Reflections of a Star", Perth, Australia

Dyzo, "Choice", St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Faery Sola, "Family Tree",  Caboolture, Brisbane, Australia
Gem Preiz Planet of Knowledge Paris France
Ginger Alsop The Room for Reflections Calgary, Alberta Canada
Glyph Graves I Thought I Hated Him Sydney Australia
GnomeZen Dream Reflection Monterey, California USA
Jess Oranos Timely Reflections Cincinnati, OH USA

Jipe Loon, Mirror with 4 Virgins on the Shores of their Depravity, France
Judyblue Stand Reflections on the Past El Paso, Texas USA
Krystali Rabeni Silent Reflections UK

Lalexl Devin, "Ephemeral Reflection", France
Luna Enigma Reflections of a Diva Illinois USA

Mcarp Mavendorf, "Rotation model", Atlanta, Georgia
Nino Vichan Riflessioni delle Onde (Reflections of Waves) New York City USA
PeanutbuttahJellehTime Magic Don't lose your marbles (especially the big one) Seattle USA
Rosie Dimanovic Horizon France
serra Quenda, "Lines of Investigation/Reflection Upon", Melbourne, Australia

Shenn Coleman Neuron Sphere Avignon France
snoop acoustic Reflexion France
soror Nishi Strange oaks from simple acorns grow England
Sunday Serenity Reflections of Life Melbourne Australia
Surfaqua Oh Avatars-reflection Luzern Switzerland
Talia Sunsong. Emerging from the Chrysalis Berkeley, California USA
Thor Effingham Better Days Ahead Ohio USA
Thoth Jantzen A Reflection on Reflecting Reflections Boston USA

yepar Saenz, Reflexions of Reflections carousel, Martinique, French Island in the Carribean

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Friday, May 10, 2013

MachinimUWA VI: Tutsy returns! And More from Gnomezen & Carol Rainbow

 
GnomeZen's 'The Awakening'

 
Carol Rainbow's 'Dream of Life'

 
Tutsy Navarathna's 'Narcissus'

As the closing dates loom for the 3D Art Challenge (30th May) as well as for MachinimUWA VI (30th June), 3 new works have been received from GnomeZen (The Awakening), Carol Rainbow (Dream of Life), and also triple defending champion, Tutsy Navarathna (Narcissus).

These machinima are now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered in UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: REFLECTIONS (150 prim limit - see link for details), also in progress at this time.

MachinimUWA VI Entries (In reverse Klingon alphabetical order)
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - NO REGRETS
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - THE AWAKENING
Carol Rainbow  [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - DREAM OF LIFE
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - THE MIRROR LIES
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - NARCISSUS (French)NARCISSUS (English)
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD
Pallina Loon (Rome, Italy) - PALLINA..THE LITTLE RASCAL
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - DREAM REFLECTION
Carl Velde (Naples, Italy) - COMMUNICATION IS NEVER VIRTUAL
Ed Vespucciano (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS

ALSO, calling for entries to REFLECTIONS: The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge (150 prim limit, Theme is 'Reflections'). Closing date for art if 30th May 2013

36 artworks entered and now on display so far! Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery to view them. CLICK HERE TO TELEPORT TO GALLERY!

Ama Avro The Thinker Strasbourg France
Anley Piers, Once Upon a Time, France

Bethlise Lorgsval Scene reflexion Sainte Tulle France
Betty Tureaud Reflexion on a human mind Copenhagen Denmark

Carmsie Melodie & Struthious, "Looking Back", Australia & USA
Cherry Manga Cogito ergo sum France
Chic Aeon I have walked this way before Corvallis, Oregon USA
Chuckmatrix Clip The Scent of Her Elizabeth, NJ USA
Claude Belgar Reflection of reflection Margny-lès-Compiègne France
Corcosman Voom Narcissus California USA
Dusty Canning Reflections of a Star Perth Australia

Faery Sola, "Family Tree",  Caboolture, Brisbane, Australia
Gem Preiz Planet of Knowledge Paris France
Ginger Alsop The Room for Reflections Calgary, Alberta Canada
Glyph Graves I Thought I Hated Him Sydney Australia
GnomeZen Dream Reflection Monterey, California USA
Jess Oranos Timely Reflections Cincinnati, OH USA

Jipe Loon, Mirror with 4 Virgins on the Shores of their Depravity, France
Judyblue Stand Reflections on the Past El Paso, Texas USA
Krystali Rabeni Silent Reflections UK

Lalexl Devin, "Ephemeral Reflection", France
Luna Enigma Reflections of a Diva Illinois USA

Mcarp Mavendorf, "Rotation model", Atlanta, Georgia
Nino Vichan Riflessioni delle Onde (Reflections of Waves) New York City USA
PeanutbuttahJellehTime Magic Don't lose your marbles (especially the big one) Seattle USA
Rosie Dimanovic Horizon France
serra Quenda, "Lines of Investigation/Reflection Upon", Melbourne, Australia

Shenn Coleman Neuron Sphere Avignon France
snoop acoustic Reflexion France
soror Nishi Strange oaks from simple acorns grow England
Sunday Serenity Reflections of Life Melbourne Australia
Surfaqua Oh Avatars-reflection Luzern Switzerland
Talia Sunsong. Emerging from the Chrysalis Berkeley, California USA
Thor Effingham Better Days Ahead Ohio USA
Thoth Jantzen A Reflection on Reflecting Reflections Boston USA

yepar Saenz, Reflexions of Reflections carousel, Martinique, French Island in the Carribean

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May LEA FULL SIM review of Mentality, as written by Victoria Lenoirre,

This month at LEA6, it is Mentality by Katy Isodo. Katy is the General Manager of ConcreteSL and Cofounder of Pixelgasm. Mentality opens on May 5th at 12pm SLT. I am writing this now since I will be out of town for much of this month. I'll be back by the 27th. :-)

Below is what she has to say about Mentality:


Mentality
Definition of MENTALITY

1: mental power or capacity : intelligence
2: mode or way of thought : outlook

This sim is a creation about and surrounding mentality.  The power and way we perceive and understand, even move and operate through our changing worlds.  It seems obvious that two people experiencing the same event may see the incident in entirely different ways, go about reacting in opposite manners, learn something not even related to one another.  Mentality is your past, your personality, your present, your emotions.. all rolled into one.

Many of the exhibits are meant to challenge you to look beyond the mentality you have now, to literally begin to live inside the mind you want and hope to have.  This sim is a reflection of not only my journey of doing just that on a daily basis, but those of my partner and friends.

Mentality is the mental power, your mental power, and capacity to change the outlook on your life.

Mentality landing zone


Above is a photo of the book you see when you arrive at Mentality. It is a note written by the artist with a brief introduction of what mentality is to her.

Turn towards your left and walk past the area of huge paintbrushes, Draw Your Life. There is also a huge palette. Life is like a blank canvas that you can paint on. Your mentality allows to paint and embellish on it as you wish. You can choose broad, rich strokes or you can use thin, dense strokes. How will you choose to paint?

Past the brushes is a stone fountain with an angel and an energy orb above it. Around the base are the words, "Mental Power Or Thought" and "Mode Or Way Of Thought." The fountain is called "Perception of Mentality". My interview below explains a bit about it.

Beyond the fountain is a rotatating cyclone of runes. The runes rotate as well."It's representing how.. you can have all these plans in life, but some things are just up to chance. We are given a certain set of 'runes'.. a deck of cards.. however, and you deal with it the way you deal with it."



To the right and on the grass is a yellow square with a stick figure on it, that is the teleporter. There are six destinations including, Cave of Want, Draw Your life, Oblivion, Oblivion1000, and Emergence. The skybox is Oblivion1000. Katy said to me, " this piece is a bit darker in nature - we'll be putting some warnings up for those that might be triggered by it." Katy is helped by her partner, Joe Utherwurldly. 

Oblivion1000

You will find teleporters throughout the sim so you can navigate to the six areas. I'm truly sorry if I miss the opening for this one. I've always been fascinated by the human mind.

 Mentality is such a pivotal concept in our lives. The mind is such an important aspect of life. Is this work about independent thinking and acting, not caring how others view us or act towards us?

The sim is really about mentality and how our mentality effects us, how what we think, feel.. refuse to face.. can change how we see things and perceive things.  The graphic I did for the photo is from the fountain called "Perception of Mentality".  It is possible to see the Angel being attacked and losing, fighting against an alien force, creating a ball of energy, losing control, and probably even more.  

Perception of Mentality


My own concept of mentality isn't so much not caring what others think but coming to a realization you won't be able to please everyone.  There's a quote on pinterest I found once something like "You can be the juiciest peach in the world, and there will still be someone who doesn't like peaches".  Often times people get confused by either not caring enough and thus being oblivious to changes they need to make - often done defensively, and caring too much to the point of taking on extra baggage from others.  If something I do hits a nerve for someone else, they might be angry with me, but that has no reflection on what I am.

 In your view of mentality, it doesn't matter if people forgive us for wrongs we did in the past?

Being forgiven is a tricky subject because it does make things easier - that being said it's one of those things that is outside of our control.  You can't force someone to forgive you, nor should any past mistake put you in forever emotional bondage to another person.  It's not that it doesn't matter as much as forgiveness in itself isn't even for anyone but yourself.  As an example, I can choose to forgive people who are not apologetic for what they've done.  Forgiveness is different than saying it was okay, or trusting again, it's just coming to peace with it - letting go of the anger that only serves to hurt me.  

 What does it say about their mentality if they have a lot of anger and/or are unable to forgive? 

Like I said with the last question - forgiveness is a very personal decision.  It doesn't even have to include the other party at all if you don't want.  Sometimes that's even for the best.  Another quote I found somewhere - can never remember where I find them lol - Staying angry is like taking poison thinking it's going to kill who we are angry at.  Being angry is valid, being hurt is valid - holding onto a resentment and a hatred is like a mental self destruction.

Has meditation and Zen buddhism influenced your look on life?

I've done a bit of meditation in and out of the mental health scene through the years but can't say zen buddhism has really effected much of my outlook that I'm aware of.

Who are the most healthy individuals you know of who embody a healthy mentality?

While there are people I admire, personal health and healthy mentality is so a singular thing.  It's just different for every person.  Some of the common factors are just an ability to persevere through life.  Being able to go through rough things - difficult times without it changing them as people.  It's almost as if these people can walk through hurricanes and yet not fall to hopelessness.  Anne Frank is a big example of this for me since childhood, Lacey Strum is another who is more recent.

Thank you so much, Katy Isodo and Joe Utherwurldly for your work at LEA6. Mentality looks intriguing and I think it challenges the mind to think deep.

Please visit Mentality when you can! The opening is May 5th at 12pm SLT! We hope you can make it!

Have fun and enjoy the art!

~Victoria Lenoirre

Friday, May 3, 2013

LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (MAY): Mentality by Katy Isodo


Katy Isodo brings 'Mentality' to LEA 6 for the May round of the LEA FULL SIM ART Series. A full list of the Series 3 offerings can be found on the blog: LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (click here for full year schedule).

GRAND OPENING: 5th May 2013, NOON SLT (12PM SLT)
LOCATION: HERE AT LEA 6




Mentality
Definition of MENTALITY

1: mental power or capacity : intelligence

2: mode or way of thought : outlook

 In Katy's Words:


This SIM  is a creation about and surrounding mentality.  The power and way we perceive and understand, even move and operate through our changing worlds.  It seems obvious that two people experiencing the same event may see the incident in entirely different ways, go about reacting in opposite manners, learn something not even related to one another.  Mentality is your past, your personality, your present, your emotions.. all rolled into one.  


Many of the exhibits are meant to challenge you to look beyond the mentality you have now, to literally begin to live inside the mind you want and hope to have.  This sim is a reflection of not only my journey of doing just that on a daily basis, but those of my partner and friends.  


Mentality is the mental power, your mental power, and capacity to change the outlook on your life.

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