Art in Second Life 2021 (72) The Borderless Project – Part III: Betty Tureaud’s cubes and Djehuti-Anpu’s installation

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: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEAMLABNET

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

Landmark to Borderless
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Akimitsu/128/128/2481


The Borderless Project – Part III: Betty Tureaud’s cubes and Djehuti-Anpu’s installation

Betty Tureaud is from Denmark, she’s a builder and light and space artist in Second Life. I came across her art already a few times and it was always impressing and something outstanding.
At The Borderless Project she showcases a set of silver cubes. All sides of the cubes are structured, form a relief – and they look different, depending on where you stand, at which angle you look at them. And the environment also changes it colours. This can be experienced in particular when you stand in the center, in the circle of stones.

The Borderless Project – Betty Tureaud’s cubes

Each cube has to offer something else. The cubes have something inside. The best way to see that is by getting the teleport HUD with which you can jump from box to box and see the inside. There are: Bells, Street, Cubes, Cells, Kabuki, Balls, Butterflyes and Waves.

The Borderless Project – Betty Tureaud’s cubes: Bells (upper left), Cubes (upper right), Street (lower left), Cells (lower right)

The Borderless Project – Betty Tureaud’s cubes: Kabuki (upper left), Butterflyes (upper right), Balls (lower left), Waves (lower right)

Betty has an own gallery, the Gallery AI.

doyouSL builder/artist Thoth Jantzen (aka “TJ”, “Djehuti-Anpu”) specializes in creating massively immersive multi-media environments and sculptures.  Using video as “paint”, he creates builds with structures that allow the media to “paint” itself on them in interesting, often beautiful ways, with changing patterns emerging as a result as the video plays out over time. His work’s been displayed at numerous SL events and galleries, and some in RL as well.” (taken from an older notecard about Djehuti-Anpu)

The Borderless Project – Djehuti-Anpu (Thoth Jantzen)’s installation

At The Borderless Project Thoth showcases some geometric forms and some colourful spaces into which you can immerse yourself. I did not notice that you can go into some of the forms first, yet it is fun and provides spectacular views. As opposed to the big box with the stairs invites you to go inside. And once in at least I had my difficulties to get out again *winks*. Again the permanent changing textures and objects are very artful and intriguing.

The Borderless Project – Djehuti-Anpu (Thoth Jantzen)’s installation

Thoth is on Second life since 2006 and has had some impressive builds and exhibits. I covered Thoth in this blog already a few times. Look up the profile of Thoth so see some of his artwork.

Landmark to Borderless
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Akimitsu/128/128/2481
Betty Tureaud’s Gallery AI
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danish%20Visions/177/208/26

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