Simploring 2019 (20) Delicatessen – Tell Me a Story

I picked “Delicatessen – Tell Me a story” from scoop.it SL Destinations for another simploring tour related to art in Second Life. It is a homestead owned and created by Meilo Minotaur. And I learned that Delicatessen is already open for more than 8 years with different installation, this one is “Delicatessen – Tell Me a Story

Upon landing your stand in front of 10 boxes, each contains a free artful fantasy avatar. There’re birds, animals, a boy and several girls to choose from. I selected a skinny girl with an Asian touch. Also upon landing you get at notecard with the background and the thoughts from Meilo Minotaur:

“Whoever tells a tale, adds a point,” it is said in Portugal. In english we could say: whoever tells a tale adds a tail. “Tell me a story” is an installation that calls for the participation of the visitors. Contrary to what is usual, in which the image helps to illustrate the story, I ask you to tell me a story that links the various scenes of the installation.
The characters of the island have their correspondence in avatars. They do not have names, you can give any name you think fit them. It will not be necessary to use all the characters or scenes, you will use those that you understand.
The stories will be told as you please: only with text, text and image, video or whatever you want. If you want you can give them an ending or leave them in suspense. If necessary I will add a final scene to the installation. I can choose only one story or several, this part is still open. I still do not know yet how they will be presented, depending on what you do.
I’m waiting for you.
Thank you
meilo.minotaur@gmail.com

That sounds interesting and it is! Delicatessen is mostly held in shades of grey. At one side is a huge mountain and skycrapers are built in a way that they almost snuggle into the mountain. Opposed to the mountain is a large swamp with many trees and their crowns build a platform. On the platform a several small huts, inhabited by birds. And as birds can fly, there’s no stair up there.

Impressions from “Delicatessen -Tell Me a Story” (1)

I encountered several fantasy beings and most of them correspond to the fantasy avatars you can pick upon landing. That’s very obvious when you get to a group of three humanoid avatars with 2 girls and the boy, the fourth small girl in this picture is me *winks*.

Impressions from “Delicatessen -Tell Me a Story” (2)

The seperate scenes seem not to connect at all. A huge grasshopper reading a book to a girl, 2 bird avatars with antlers dancing on the tree platform, a group of animal avatars standing under the hut of a mushroom together with a girl (for some reason that scene reminded me of the three holy kings) or a huge swan holding a birdcage in its bead with two dancing beings.

Impressions from “Delicatessen -Tell Me a Story” (3)

I encountered a few scary stork like creatures standing in groups. Depending on your viewing angle their heads look like skulls, and depending on your viewing angle you see their dense feathering – or not. Another scene looks like a procession for a high priest.

Impressions from “Delicatessen -Tell Me a Story” (4)

The whole scenery with all it’s fog makes Delicatessen looking cold and unreal, which is for sure intended. The 10 characters themself do look not scary, some of them even happy and carefree. The scenery is like walking through a strange dream. Can I tell Meilo a story? Anything combining the seperate scenes? No, I can’t. But I enjoyed exploring and looking at the single scences and searching to come up with something.

For sure “Delicatessen – Tell Me a Story” is worth a visit and it’s very intriguing. Thank you Meilo for creating and let’s hope that you get many inspiring stories.

Landmark to Delicatessen – Tell Me a Story
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Porto/12/132/22

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