I first heard about Minimalisms from Inara Pey’s blogpost, where she has written a wonderful in-depth post about Zafia Vesta’s experience, and I would encourage you to visit her blog called Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World, and read it in full. I finally went to visit Minimalisms this morning, and it is my Pick of the Day for today.
Zafia has written about her experience:
Set to a composition by Philip Glass called The Grid, from the Koyaanisqatsi soundtrack, Zafia has placed a number of minimalist artworks, many of them animated.
I was new to the concept of minimalism in art, so I found the whole experience to be educational, engaging, and a good introduction to minimalism. Well done, Zafia!
My Brain-Attic is a dimly lit art experience by theoxyz, set to menacing, foreboding music and the sound of a human heartbeat. You can feel the sense of menace in the air as you wander around the art installations, inside what appears to be someone’s brain. It’s a very well done experience, and well worth a visit. (When you see it inside a VR headset, it appears a little brighter than it would appear from these images, taken as screen captures from the desktop version of Sansar.)
Sansar is a natural environment for art. The Urban Art Experience by Charmarley Nightfire bills itself as “a hand-picked collection of works from the world’s very best urban artists”, and it certainly delivers.
I was a little confused at first because I visited this experience twice to take these pictures, and I started off in two different spots! The second time, I spawned in a small park where you walk into a venerable red British telephone booth which teleports you to Art Street.
In Art Street, the houses are literally plastered with fine examples of urban art! It’s quite enjoyable to walk around and experience works by Banksy and other street artists.
There’s also a “contest” by the experience creator, Charmarley Nightfire:
Come and try the INVADER CHALLENGE…here’s how it works: There are 10 Invader pieces hidden around the experience. Simply find the odd one out and email me why it’s the odd one out to charmarleynightfire@maiL.com FOR EVERY CORRECT ANSWER RECEIVED, I WILL DONATE S$50 TO THE PALESTINIANS CHILDRENS RELIEF FUND!! (only one entry per user, per week)
Wow, hard to believe that we are already on Episode 5! I joined the party late because I was busy doing The Renaissance Hunt 7 over in Second Life. There are over 70 wonderful gifts, so be sure to do the hunt before it ends September 30th! Here is my medieval roleplay avatar, Scarborough Fair, wearing the beautiful Lucia gown by Jezzixa Cazalet for Prism Designs, and the Santiago coin brooch by Jacon Cortes Designs, both of which are free Renaissance Hunt gifts:
Today we visited four Sansar experiences (I was only at the first three):
- Hootenanny, by Lillani
- VR Cult – The Events Hub, by Colpo Wexler
- Astro Port, by Mold3D
- Beginner Yoga Session for Headset Users, by Dutchie
The VR Cult experience is particularly captivating in a VR headset. As I mentioned earlier when I selected this experience as my Pick of the Day, VR Cult is currently hosting two exhibits of artwork by the Italian artists Matteo Guariso, a photographer, and Francesco Musante, a painter and illustrator.
Here’s Strawberry Singh’s live stream of our Atlas Hopping event:
And here is Draxtor Despres’ live stream:
Today’s Pick of the Day is a Sansar experience built by Colpo Wexler called VR CULT – The Events Hub. The experience bills itself as “an experimental space entirely dedicated to virtual events (Art, Design, Fashion, Music)”. At the moment the space hosts exhibits of two Italian artists: Matteo Guariso, a photographer, and Francesco Musante, a painter and illustrator. The Musante exhibit was curated by Mexi Lane.
The galleries are bright and open, and geometric in design. Gently sloping ramps take you through the colourful, playful objects and paintings by Francesco Musante. Large video screens show visitors other art installations by the same artist.
The photography of Matteo Guariso is divided up into two galleries, one devoted to black and white architectural photographs, and the second for a small collection of colour fashion photography and architectural photography.