Art in Second Life 2021 (71) The Borderless Project – Part II: Gem Preiz’ installations

Friday, July 9th, I got a private message from Akiko Kinoshi (Akiko Kiyori). She told me about “The Borderless Project” that she and others had put together. And she sent me a notecard about it together with a landmark.

The Borderless Project is a multi-level, interactive digital art exhibition wherein we play with light: reflections, structures, movement, creation and evolution. With sounds and music to match the emotions brought to life by the multi-talented team of artists and scripters. The Borderless Project derives much of its inspiration from teamLAB founded in Japan in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, and now a series of multinational installations throughout the world. For more on teamLab please visit:

The Borderless Project, in Second Life, explores what we can do within this world where gravity is unimportant, physics is negotiable, and magic is possible! The Borderless Team of Magicians are: Betty Tureaud, Gem Preiz, Delain Canucci, Djehuti-Anpu (Thoth Jantzen), Mitsuko Kytori, Blaise Timtam and Akiko Kinoshi (Akiko Kiyori).

I went there on Saturday, July 10th, and I was overwhelmed by the many different installations. Each of them would easily be enough and worth an extra visit and a seperate blog entry!

The provided landmark leads you to the installation of Akiko Kinoshi (Akiko Kiyori). You land in a circle with 8 boards. Each of the 8 boards brings you to another level and another installation. It is recommended to accept experiences – then just walking into one of the boards will teleport you. In addition in some of the installations you get teleported at destinct spots. For all installations of “The Borderless Project” you are asked to use Shared Environment, Advanced lighting model, High to Ultra Graphics, particles set to maximum (8192) and to activate the Media button and switch it on and off frequently. Turn on in-sim music. If you aren’t familiar with that, there are instructions at the entrances of some of the installations.
At each installation you land in exact the same circle of boards, from there you can continue your visit to the next installation.

I split my report into several parts so that I can publish a bit more pictures and give the artists some room.

The Borderless Project – Part I: Delain Canucci’s scenes 
The Borderless Project – Part II: Gem Preiz’ installations (this post)
The Borderless Project – Part III: Betty Tureaud’s cubes and Djehuti-Anpu’s installation
The Borderless Project – Part IV (final): Akiko Kinoshi garden and Japanese village / Mitsuko Kytori art park

Landmark to Borderless

The Borderless Project – Part II: Gem Preiz’ installations

It’s been a while that I saw an exhibtion or isntallation of Gem Preiz. His art is always intriguing. He plays with geometric forms, fractals, with light and illusions. At The Borderless Project there’re two boards leading to installations of Gem Preiz. The first one which I visited features two big event rooms. The rooms have particular textures that were taken from the teamLAB. The rooms are enlarge using the mirror effect that I could already admire before at Delain Canucci’s installation (read here). It seems to be a common tool. Outside of the rooms Gem has placed some geometric growing and decreasing forms. It is fun to watch and to take pictures.

The Borderless Project – Gem Preiz’ teamLAB event rooms

The other board leads to a larger installation. Gem has built kind of a futuristic court, in different colours, with different geometric objects. It looks quite “Gem-ish” *winks*.

The Borderless Project – Gem Preiz’ futuristic court

There’s an elevated walkway around the court and from there you can enter different rooms. Each room has a theme: Petals, Souls, Clock, Blades, Stone, Stream, Jungle, Marbles, Dream, Beads and Lumen. And each room is impressive. Again the rooms look way larger using the mirror technique. In some rooms you can even change the textures yourself from a control desk. The rooms are great backgrounds, or ideas of what you can create yourself, what is possible. Looking at my pictures – they are kind of art as well *winks*

The Borderless Project – Gem Preiz’ themed rooms: Souls (upper left), Stone (upper right), Clock (lower left), Stream (lower right)

The Borderless Project – Gem Preiz’ themed rooms: Petals (upper left), Marbles (upper right), Jungle (lower left), Lumen (lower right)

Gem Preiz “is educated in science and mathematics and is fond of anything related to Nature, Cosmos and Earth, from astronomy to geology. The world of fractals is, in the same way, ruled by Mathematics functions which, as Physics do in Nature, enable to create objects which features repeat themselves at every scale. There lies his passion for fractals: create thanks to the power and pureness of the Mathematical concept, images the complexity of which can suggest Nature beings, objects or sceneries.” (taken from an older notecard about Gem).

The Borderless Project – Gem Preiz’ futuristic court

Gem has an own gallery, the Gem Preiz Fractal Art Gallery.

Landmark to Borderless
Landmark to Gem Preiz Fractal Art Gallery

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Violet Boa PR
    Aug 06, 2021 @ 12:58:13

    On behalf of all Artist and owner of Akipelago, huge thanks for great presentation of Borderless Project, dear Diomita!
    Best regards,
    Violet Boa


  2. Trackback: Art in Second Life 2022 (7) Gem Preiz’ fractal exhibition at Elven Falls Art Collective Gallery 1 | Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

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