Art in Second Life 2020 (66) Halloween by Cica

Every Day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us” (Tim Burton)
This is the quote that Cica Ghost provides to us opening her newest installation “Halloween by Cica Ghost” yesterday, October 14th.

Yesterday night, when I came inworld, I had Cica’s invitation in my mailbox. Instead of playing a game or standing around in one of our clubs, I took Mistress and Flo with me and we visited “Halloween by Cica Ghost” together.

Halloween by Cica Ghost” is best experienced using the preset windlight and turning on advanced lighting with shadows of sun+projector. The arrival is in a half opened giant snail shell on a hill. You have a quite good view on Cica’s world from there. You see some dead bare trees, spiderwebs, a carriage, some typical “Cica-ish” houses in the background, some flowerbeds with black stems. The world is grey and bleak.

Impressions of “Halloween by Cica Ghost” (1)

We entered Cica’s world. I tried to sit in the carriage first as I thoughr it would be a “Cica-mobil” but it wasn’t. It’s just a part of this world. There are quite some of Cica’s figures living in this world and they all are worth to look at in detail. The blooms in the flowerbeds turn out to be stars, spiders or bats. You see some quite big crows. Flo sat down on one of them and made a selfie. And of course there’re a lot of pumpkins as you would expect on Halloween.

Impressions of “Halloween by Cica Ghost” (2)

The installation is full of details, on one wall you find a “cica-ish” drawing. It conjured a smile in my face seeing the odd couple selling ice cream. You will find a giant Cica-spider, an animal that I haven’t seen before from Cica, but you also find a giant snail, which I hadn’t expected in a Halloween installation.

Impressions of “Halloween by Cica Ghost” (3)

We had fun exploring. We found a place to dance and I turned on the sound and heard – no surprise – scary sounds. “Halloween by Cica Ghost” has everything of Halloween: crows, spiders, pumkins, spiderwebs, bats, witch houses, graveyards, tombstones, odd people, bare trees, dark clouds. Cica plays with all clichés in a funny way. Mistress and I looked a bit bizarre with our fetish clothes in this world.

Impressions of “Halloween by Cica Ghost” (4)

Anthing else? Oh yes! There’s no just one cat hidden at “Halloween by Cica Ghost“, I saw 5 cats. A boy sitting on a bench is stroking a cat, three others are stanging together close by and another is close to a witch-house. But there might be even more.

Impressions of “Halloween by Cica Ghost” (5)

Halloween by Cica Ghost” is just lovely and perfect for a time-out. You can get away from it all and immerse yourself in a child’s world, you can enjoy the oddities and approach all the scary things and symbols of Halloween with curiosity in a playful way. Thank you, Cica!

Landmark to Halloween by Cica
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elle%20Island/133/232/36

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