Art in Second Life 2020 (11) The Carbone Studio

I got an invitation to see Milena Carbone’s new space. The Carbone gallery has become “The Carbone Studio“. The Carbone Studio combines several purposes: a new concept with exhibition spaces for Milena’s work and performances. And is offers spaces to meditate, relax and watch video clips and even dance.

Along with the new layout, Milena has revised and updated her webpage.

Milena’s webpage as of Jan 28th

The provided landmark leads you to a skybox where you get instructions on how to adjust you viewer settings, in particular, use Advanced lighting Model, shadows of sun and projectors and shared environment. From there you can teleport to the different placed of the studio: The Church, The Dance Hall, The Welcome Hall, The Exhibtion Hall.

I first visited the Church. Here Milena has installed her exhibition “Scandal” in a reproduction of the Church of Light, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando. I reported about this exhibtion already in this blog here.

Impressions of “Scandal” by Milena Carbone at “The Carbone Studio

The Exhibtion Hall featured Milena’s exhibition “Mild Memories” at the the time of my visit. This exhibtion will only stay open until Monday, January 31st – then it will be replaced by February exhibition “Life Light”.
On her webpage Milena wrote about “Mild Memories”: “Mild memories” is a short exhibition that is very close to my heart. It is a selection of nine works that I love. The series includes works from several past exhibitions. Neither preference, nor pride, simply a link, a mild closeness that I wish to share with you, intimately, for a few days only, before opening my February exhibition.
And in fact I knew quite some of these pictures. It is really a nice overview over her work of the last years.

Impressions of “Mild Memories” by Milena Carbone at “The Carbone Studio

Next to The Exhibition Hall you also find a place to relax and mediate in a small forest. A lovely place just to wind down.

I went to The Dance Hall next. It is used for Milena’s live performances but at all other times it is open to the public.
A 24-hour playlist of music videos, selected by Milena Carbone, is projected on a giant screen. The permanent show called “immersive music” allows you to park your avatar while enjoying a variety of music and very graphic videos.” (taken from Milena’s webpage)
Actually I met Milena there but she was absent.

The Carbone Studio: The mediation area / The Dance Hall / Milena Carbone and Diomita / The board with Milena’s current exhibitions at The Welcome Hall

Finally I went to The Welcome Hall, that is right next to The Dance Hall and probably the space I should have gone first. Here you get information about Milena Carbone, you can grab the monthy group gift and you find a board with all current exhibitions of Milena Carbone in Second Life.

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story.
You can also find her on flickr here and you can read her texts here.

Milena was very active in Second Life, owning and was curating three galleries, right now she focused on her Carbone Studio. Well done, Milena. I will re-visit for sure.

Landmark to The Carbone Studio
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woiler/177/175/3287
Milena’s website
https://sites.google.com/view/thecarbonegallery/news
Milena Carbone’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/milenacarbone/
Milena Carbone’s writing
https://medium.com/@539568

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