Art in Second Life 2021 (120) “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz

Blip Mumfuzz invited me to see her newest exhibition at The Kondor Art Center and I went over to see it on the spot as I had some time left Friday, December 10th. I was excited, a great exhibition.

When I arrived, I thought I’d be in an industrial area, in a town… I looked around – no, it is an exhibtion, you see that on the second view *winks*. When you look around you see the showcased pictures in the surrounding background, on the sides of containers, at harbour walls, and facades. It takes a while until you recognize them as single unique pictures.

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (1)

I grabbed a notecard close to the landing. In the notecard Blip wrote about the exhibition:
When Hermes approached me and asked if I’d do a themed exhibition focusing on my urban/industrial images I was initially skeptical. I’ve always resisted the idea because I make images of several different types: portraits and self-portraits, nature images, slice-of-life, urban/industrial and others, and a themed would preclude many other newer images that I’d like to show. Hermes eventually prevailed and the result is this current exhibition that includes many images from my archives along side new images.”

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (2)

The amazing set/environment was built by uber-talented Naru Darkwatch. Given the theme, I felt that showing the work in an “environment”, rather than a traditional box gallery might enhance the viewer’s experience of the pieces. Given the spectacular result I’d say this exhibition would be a completely different experience without her contribution.”

Blip is very right in this point. The exhibition got a very special touch by setting it into the right enviroment. Naru Darkwatch did a great job. I had come across Blip Mumfuzz in March 2020 the first time, when she exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). Blip Mumfuzz is a SL verteran, being inworld since 2007. Blip has the talent to take very extraordinairy pictures in Second Life. Her art is to select the right cut-out of a picture, she looks for the abstract in the common, she “helps people to “see” the world with their mind and not just with their eyes.” Some of her pictures convince by the many details you can find, others are intriguing by minimalism.
You can see more of Blip’s art at her flickr page or at her Mumfuzz Gallery.

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (3)

The structure of the industrial area is really well done. You can even enter a small gallery space with 3 pictures – can you find it? I wanted to find out how the environment was created and zoomed out. By then I realized that the background is not just background but is also put together with pictures by Blip Mumfuzz.

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (4)

I enjoyed my visit a lot. Thank you Blip Mumfuzz for your art, thank you Naru Darkwatch for the great setting, thank you Hermes Kondor for providing the space for the art. The exhibition shall be open for visitors until begin of January 2022.

Landmark to “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waka/216/162/1424
Blip Mumfuzz flickr
http://bit.ly/23XK2aE
Mumfuzz Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Babbage/8/57/106

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