Art in Second Life 2021 (102) La Maison d’Aneli October/November 2021

On Wednesday, October 20th, a new exhibtion opened it’s doors at La Maison d’Aneli. This time Aneli Abeyante presents 4 artists and each gave their exhibition a name:
“Duality” by Kicca Igaly
“Out” by Nessuno Myoo
“Bubble Show” by Vroum Short
“Pareidolia” by Sasha Arivalhagan

For this exhibtion Aneli Abeyante offers once again a (Secon Life) booklet with some pictures of the installation as a free gift. It is available in the main hall. I started my visit with “Duality” by Kicca Igaly.

I never saw Kicca Igaly’s art before although the list of her exhibtitions and appearances is very long indeed. Well, the world is large and the universe of SL is also large. Kicca wrote about “Duality”:  “Human nature seen as a contraposition of what is light, balance, wisdom with respect to darkness, wickedness, negative impulses. A thin psychic membrane divides the two natures intrinsic in man who compete for complete dominance. Crossing this membrane one is attracted now to one, now to the other of these natures which condition life so strongly.

The installation consequently has two parts, the one you see when you get to Kicca’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli with the the white sculptures that look different from every viewing angle. Some of these express duality as well, like the pair of scales. The second part is reached by walking through the wall, It is a dark blue setting, something like a ritual scene in the woods. Two rows (duality) of mysterious figures lining up towards a giant bat.

Kicca Igaly is in Second life for more than 14 years. She had a passion for painting and art before in RL and Second Life offered her more ways to express herself, sculptures, digital art and buildings. Kicca is a friend of Nessuno Myoo, with who he also worked together on a LEA project in 2013. More information can be found in the notecard accompanying the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli. More of Kicca’s work can be seen on Kicca Igaly’s flickr page.

Nessuno Myoo installation “Out” at La Maison d’Aneli is a tribute to Jurij A. Gagarin’s flight into space in 1961.
What if Gagarin was launched today, in the present day, for the first time in orbit around the earth?
“Out” is a tribute to him, to his deeds, and to all those people who (literally) threw their hearts over the obstacle and maybe, just for a moment, they had a desire never to go back.
(taken from the accompanying notecard)

The installation is set under a red to orange sky. Either select “Use Shared Environment” or set your enviroment to “TOR BIG SUN – Safarion” to see “Out” like the artist wanted it to be seen. It consists of a vulcano-like mountain and I first thought I could walk up in spirals – I couldn’t and had to fly (ggos that we can in Second Life). Above the top of the vulcano/mountain you can see a space ship and the lonely astronaunt reaching out into the space, The space ship reminded me a bit ouf Steampunk, a popular theme in Second Life. The setting provides an idea with how almost primitive gear this first flight was done – and it was a brave mission.

Nessuno Myoo is in Second Life for 14 years and has a blog (in Italien) and a flickr page.

Sasha (arivalhagan) is in Second Life for more than 7 years. She writes about herself: “My personal acronym: NAA – Not An Artist! I think being an artist is one of the pinnacles of an existence. I don’t think I’ve reached it. That said, I do like photography a lot. The principle of my exhibition is very simple: to allow you to feel you are being seen. Not necessarily watched, but considered, questioned, appreciated, desired, questioned, loved, admired … And then let you imagine what stories are hidden behind all these glances less simple than they appear at first glance

In her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli Sasha features about 10 picture objects consisting of several layers, partly formed in a U-Shape. Hence the pictures look different depending on your viewing angle. She wrote: “The exhibition is meant to make you feel a bit tripped out and surprised or seduced by shapes and colors that you didn’t see at first glance or at first passage. Play with your camera, and sometimes, with caution try other lights than midnight. Play with the dog lamps (ON/OFF). Look at what is happening around your field of vision.”
I tried and played around a bit, as the pictures have several layers and some are still transparent you can create very specific pictures yourself with them. I loved it. Sasha succeeded in motivating the visitor to play around and to create own eye-catching pictures.
The name of her exhibition is “Pareidolia”, which is the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, usually visual, so that one sees an object, pattern, or meaning where there is none (from wikipedia).
Sasha’s art can also be seen at Sasha (arivalhagan)’s flickr page.

I know Vroum Short as the owner of VeGeTaL PLaNeT. I peeked at it several times but never found the time to really visit it and to write an extra blog entry about it. The VeGeTaL PLaNeT also hosted Aneli Abeyante’s La Maison d’aneli for about a year. VeGeTaL PLaNeT is gone but there’s now the VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery (read about it here and here)
Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. She works with lights and light effects, sometimes also very colourful. Vegetal Planet Gallery a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life.
Vroum has a store for her art on the marketplace and a flickr account.

Vroum Short’s installation “Bubble Show” at La Maison d’Aneli is fitting to what I saw of her before. I room filled with permanent changing blue and purple and white structures, with bubbles that fly around and reflect the light. It is a big room and you don’t know where to look at first, you get lost in the light and by the bubbles. Actually you and “sit” in the bubbles and relax and watch as your avatar flows around. Great light effects!

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.”
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It inspired me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
Kicca Igaly’s flickr
Nessuno Myoo’s blog
Nessuno Myoo’s flickr:
Sasha (arivalhagan)’s flickr page
Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
Vroum Short’s flickr account
Vroum Short’s art on marketplace

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