Art in Second Life 2022 (24) Fury by Milena Carbone

Saturday, March 5th, I got another message from Milena: “Hello Diomita, I announce you the opening of my second exhibition about the war in Europe. “FURY” is exhibited at Calypso Bay, a residential area.

The exhibition consists of 6 large pictures that are shown open air at big walls around a Mediterrean market court. The contrast between these pictures and the peaceful setting couldn’t be bigger. Milena wrote a text to her pictures that I share here:

A tribute to the defenders of democracy in Ukraine and beyond

Since the beginning of March, the Russian army has been bombing residential areas, schools and hospitals. Why is it doing that ? Because this is all the Russian army knows how to do. It is their ruthless method, and the only one they know to defeat their adversary. As a Western European, I am appalled at the horrible spectacle of the innocent people who live in my part of earth, who share my culture, being crushed by a brainless military machine with an inordinate power.

In Europe, we have diversified and uncensored media and information sources, which bring different angles to the information, including points of view that relay Putin’s policy with benevolence. But this war is decried by all without a single exception. It is indefensible. Its reality is indisputable: the Russian army is summoned by its leaders, hiding it from their people, to kill children, women, and fragile people, with the only aim of tracing a safe path for the military to depose the elected Ukrainian power.

Fury, the second part of my artistic work on the war on my European land, is addressed in particular to the Russians to tell them the love and forgiveness of a European who did not experience the war, who did not attend the fall of the USSR, who, like all those of her generation saw Russia as a land of culture and opportunity for human encounters. I beg them to do everything in their power, with courage, to stop their own damnation before humanity and its courts and our common God.

Impressions of Fury by Milena Carbone

Each of the 6 pictures contains a text in Russian. The translation to French and to English can be obtained in the accompanying notecard. You can get a copy of each picture for free.

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.
Milena has an own gallery, the Carbone Studio and she has a bookstore @ Noir’Wen City.
Milena has an own website, you can also find her on flickr here and you can read her texts here.

Оставь осуждение ради мечтаний –
Quitte ce qui juge pour ce qui rêve – Leave judgement for dreaming

Thank you Milena for your art. Be asured, many of us feel like you yourself, helpless seeing as that one single man tries to destroy what we thought being a given – freedom and democracy.

Stand for Ukraine! Stand for a free Europe!!

Landmark to Fury @ Calypso Bay by Milena Carbone
The Carbone Studio
The Carbone Bookstore @ Noir’Wen City
Milena’s website
Milena Carbone’s flickr
Milena Carbone’s writing

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