Art in Second Life 2021 (92) Silences by Melusina Parkin

I got an invitation to Melusina Parkins’s latest exhibtion called “Silences“.
“Silences” by Melusina Parkin is shown at Melu Gallery, an exhibtion space located above Melusina’s store for Art Deco furniture called “Melu Deco”.

Impressions of “Silences” by Melusina Parkin (1)

Silences” compromises around 20 pictures all arranged at the 4 walls of the exhibition room. In the center of the exhibition room you find a table with books. Those who are regular visitors to Melusina Parkin’s exhibitions know these books already:
Melusina All-in-One Exhibits allow you to keep at home the whole exhibit you visited and loved. It’s an alternative kind of the exhibit catalogue: you can hang the object on your home’s walls and enjoy the changing images. They come in four versions, that you can choose according to your home style: plain or framed, changing image by touch or in random loop. The objects are set as modifiable, so you can adapt them to your walls.
There’s also a board where you can get an overview of all the posters of Melusina Parkin’s exhibtions and of her available “melubooks”.

Exhibition posters and melubooks

Melusina Parkin’s photos tend towards minimalism, which is Melu’s main inclination: simple details from daily life or usual landscapes are the subject of mostly empty scenes, stressing voids, space, geometries, lights; this reveals hidden meanings or pushes the observer to give them her/his own one. Her favorite subjects are wide landscapes, city views, industrial environments, popular lifestyles and daily objects.
Back to “Silences“. What a fitting name! And what a fit to Melusina’s style.

Impressions of “Silences” by Melusina Parkin (2)

Silence can be everywhere, be it on a street that leads into nowhere, be it on a street at night when all are gone to sleep, be it sitting outside or looking on a field, Silence can be felt when you sit together with someone and have nothing to say or when you just understand eachother without saying a word, silence can be found in an exhibition, silence can be experienced on a stage or behind of it. And it can even be found in a train.
Melusina succeeds to capture the silence in pictures.

Impressions of “Silences” by Melusina Parkin (3)

Melusina Parkin is in Second Life since September 2008. She has been a fashion manager, a journalist, a furniture creator, a builder, a decorator and a photographer. Her work as a photographer has been showcased in more than 50 exhibitions – from which I saw just a few. Melusina has a flickr account which counts more than 13,000 (!) photographs. Extensive collections of her photos can be seen also on her blog Virtual Exhibits and on some slideshows on Youtube (links also under this post).
There’s also an online book with her Second Life exhibits 2011-2019 here.
Besides the gallery at Time Portal Melusina has also owns a second place (Melu Space) with another gallery (Minimum Gallery), a bookstore and another “Melu Deco” inworld store.

Landmark to “Silences” by Melusina Parkin at Melu Gallery at Time Portal
Melu Space (Minimum Gallery, Melubooks, Melu Deco)
Landmark to Melusina Parkin’s store for Art Deco furniture “Melu Deco”
Melusina Parker’s flickr
Melusina Parkin’s Virtual Exhibit blog
Melusina Parkin’s youtube channel
On line book Second Life exhibits 2011-2019

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