Art in Second Life 2022 (94) Forgotten Things by Melusina Parkin

I got an invitation of Melusina Parkin to see her newest exhibtion “Forgotten Things” at Kondor Art Square.

I am a fan of Melusina Parkin’s art and have seen quite some of her exhibitions. Melu’s style is minimalistic. She takes her pictures in Second Life. The minimalism forces the spectator to focus on details, that might stay unseen when too much distracts the view.

The exhibition “Forgotten Things” is shown at Kondor Art Square.
The Kondor Art Square is an open court surronded by neoclassical buildings. Melu’s pictures are shown at large boards at three sides of this court. I have seen a few exhibitions of Melusina in which she tried out new forms or techniques. “Forgotten Things” is an exhibition coined by Melu’s passion for minimalism. And this time she focused on single objects, that were “forgotten” by their owners. In some of the pictures Melusina blurred the background and just focused the forgotten object.

Impressions of “Forgotten Things” by Melusina Parkin at Kondor Art Square (1)

What are these things? I saw several glasses, wallets, books, newpapers, still glowing cigarettes, a package, luggage, or empty mugs and bowls. While the glasses were forgotten (most probably), the empty mug was just not forgotten, but intentionally left to clean up later or to be cleaned up by someone else. Quite surprising is missing earphone of a phone booth, you just see the cable. Someone has forgotten the earphone in the picture?

Close to the landing point in the center of Kondor Art Square you you find a table where you can purchase a photobook about “Forgotten Things”. Those who are regular visitors to Melusina Parkin’s exhibitions know these books already. Melusina makes one of every exhibition. The book about “Forgotten Things” is sold at the exhibition, all others are sold under her brand “Melubooks” in a seperate book store: Melubooks shop.

Impressions of “Forgotten Things” by Melusina Parkin at Kondor Art Square (2)

Melusina Parkin is in Second Life since September 2008. She has been a fashion manager, a journalist, a furniture creator, a builder, a decorator and a photographer. Her work as a photographer has been showcased in more than 50 exhibitions – from which I saw just a few. Melusina has a flickr account which counts more than 13,000 (!) photographs. Extensive collections of her photos can be seen also on her blog Virtual Exhibits and on some slideshows on Youtube (links also under this post).
There’s also an online book with her Second Life exhibits 2011-2019 here.
Melusina Parkin has an own gallery at Time Portal, “Melu’s Photo Gallery” and an own store for Art Deco furniture called “Melu Deco“. Melusina also owns a second place (Melu Space) with another gallery (Minimum Gallery), a bookstore and another “Melu Deco” inworld store.

Impressions of “Forgotten Things” by Melusina Parkin at Kondor Art Square (3)

The Kondor Art Square is owned and curated by Hermes Kondor.
Hermes Kondor (aka Luis Vasconcelos) is from Lisbon, Portugal. He’s a former teacher of photography and photojournalism and looks back on 40 years of photography experience. Hermes likes to see and shoot and he loves street photography. Hermes is in Second Life since 2007.
Thank you Hermes for enabling the exhibition “Forgotten Things” by Melusina Parkin. And thank you Melusina for another great exhibition focusing on the little forgottent things, be them left intentionally or accidentially. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Kondor Art Square and to Forgotten Things by Melusina Parkin
Melusina Photo Gallery
Landmark to Minimum Gallery
Landmark to Melu Space (Minimum Gallery, Melubooks, Melu Deco)
Landmark to Melusina Parkin’s store for Art Deco furniture “Melu Deco”
Melusina Parker’s flickr
Melusina Parkin’s Virtual Exhibit blog
Melusina Parkin’s youtube channel
On line book Second Life exhibits 2011-2019

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