Art in Second Life 2021 (116) Virtual Identity by Margherita Hax

I visisted the December exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery. It features an artist, that is known by her flickr page yet never exhibited in Second Life so far: Margherita Hax. The exhibtion is named “Virtual Identity” and consists of 13 pictures.

As I know already from my many visits to the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery the showcased picture are presented very well by the mirroring effect of the floor. As the name of the exhibition implies, the pictures deal with the virtual identity we give our avatar in Second Life. Although the mind and soul remains in the physical world, we try to express ourselves in our avatar – and usually we follow the dream of perfect beauty and perfectionism.

Margarita wrotes about her exhibtion:
The title of this collection of images exhibited at Nitroglobus is inspired by the paradox which Second Life initiates between the identity hidden behind the monitor and the one revealed by the avatar, the messenger of the human being controlling the avatar..
I have always felt the fascination of this paradoxical combination of emotions which, although limited and contained by an important filter in one sense, flow even stronger into the other. Thus, suspended from judging what is true or fake, in my photos, through portraits, gazes, stories and attitudes, I try to show and narrate emotions, lifestyle, relationships and (why not) love in 3D, where even the Myths (Athena, Eros and Narcissus) are present.”

Impressions of Virtual Identity by Margherita Hax @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

Margherita Hax is in Second Life since 2007. She’s Italian. Over the years she experimented in many roles and jobs which all represented a part of her, especially her creativity. She was a model, an event host, a producer and director of shows and a theatrical actress. She was always looking for both an aesthetic and an artistic dimension, had fun, got excited, she fell in love, suffered from the limits of virtuality and moreover was also afraid of no limits.
In real life Margherita Hax is (no surprise) also passionate about visual arts. However, her passion for photography in Second Life wasn’t there in the beginning but came much later.
It is – besides her flickr account with alomost one thousand followers, the first time that Margarita Hax exhibits her artwork publicly in Second Life.

Impressions of Virtual Identity by Margherita Hax @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. She has a speparete room at the gallery to showcase her own art, the main room is mostly dedicated to feature other artists.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Virtual Identity” by Margherita Hax, which will be open for the public throughout December 2021. And thank you Margherita for your great artwork. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/22/1002
Margherita Hax’ flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/90988717@N06//

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. didohaas
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 13:31:39

    thanks soo much Diomita for your post about Margherita Hax’s exhibition @ Nitroglobus. Appreciate A LOT!
    dikke kus
    dido

    Reply

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