Diary 2018 (175) September 29th/30th – A quiet but varied weekend

Saturday, September 29th, Mistress Jenny and I had only a short time online together in the afternoon and we caught up while playing a few games of Yahtzee. At night Mistress and I first went to Lochme and watched the crowd while chatting. We met BC (Baroness Capelo) over there.
That day I had published my post about Barry Richez’ “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” (read here) and I had a private chat with him while Mistress and I were at Lochme. Barry invited us over to his party that he gave on the occasion of the official opening of his gallery. What a nice coincidence that my post was published that very day!

September 29th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Lochme / Barry Richez’s invitation to the opening party of Alphalune Creations Gallerie

As none of our slaves was present we decided to attend the party. We had fun and the music was very good. Mistress Jenny had the opportunity to explore “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” with her cam while we danced. Barry had also a present for those attending the opening party – one of his pictures.

September 29th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita dancing at Barry Richez’s opening party of Alphalune Creations Gallerie

Mistress and I had fun! In the meanwhile slave slut cecy had come inworld and we went home after about an hour to see her. We know that cecy has a problem seeing us as her timezone and RL prevents her from going online at the times we’re present. While we saw our slave slut regularly when we first met her and collared her later on, it’s now more than a year that we just see her on weekend days and often just for a short time. In addition we can’t interrupt what we’re doing just because slut comes inworld. Mistress Jenny asked cecy if there’s any change in a foreseeable future, but there isn’t according to cecy.

September 29th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home with slave slut cecy

Cecy begged us not to release her and to keep her. She has been a loyal slave to us and Mistress Jenny told her that we won’t sell her and keep her for right now – but we have to find a solution. In the meanwhile Mistress decided to park slave slut cecy at home, naked and unrestricted and she ordered me to strip slut and to set her up accordingly. I prevented teleporting and using inventory after stripping her.

Then we retreated to our skybox and to crown the night Mistress allowed me to spoil her (no picture).

Sunday morning, September 30th, I met with Kitty at Psi’s realm. I hadn’t seen her for a while due to timezone issues but Mistress Jenny has seen her more often when she had the opportunity to log in during the morning.

September 30th at Psi’s realm: Diomita and Kitty meeting Jackkie (Jackk Perse) and JoAnna Bella (joannava)

Kitty assured that she had been a good girl and our chat about her causing mischief and getting in trouble (and out of it) was entertaining not only for us but also for the other guests at Psi’s realm. I also met two friends of Kitty, who I didn’t see before – Jackkie (Jackk Perse) and JoAnna Bella (joannava). What a nice start into this Sunday!

September 30th: Diomita with slave slut cecy and slave Flo at home (remark: in the Background is the Picture we got from Barry) / Diomita with slave slut cecy, slave Flo and Madoka at Mesmerize Dungeon

In the afternoon I made a simploring tour, more about that soon. My night was relaxed. slave Flo and slave slut cecy were present. I took them to Mesmerize Dungeon where we spent the night chatting and watching. Later, slave Flo was already gone, Madoka (Madoka Kawabata) came by and teased slave slut cecy a bit.

Simploring 2018 (81) Alphalune Creations Gallerie – Barry Richez

In July I visited the exhibition “Dreams in Space Fractals” by Barry Richez at R&D Gallery in Diomita (read here). Now Barry Richez has opened his own gallery, the “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” of paintings and sculptures and he invited me over to see it.

Barry Richez is a French artist. In Real Life he creates sculptures made of raku (Raku is a type of Japanese pottery) and digital paintings. In Second Life he started 2008 with some digital paintings and simple sculptures. When he progressed to more complex sculptures and fractals he participated at different contests, especially at the University of Australia in second life (UWA). Barry Richez won several prices, has created sims within the LEA program and had numerous exhibitions – and has an own gallery now.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (1) – The court between the high rise buildings with the entrance to the gallery with the paintings and to the part with the sculptures, lower right is the sculpture “Quantum”

The “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” is divided in 2 parts, one is dedicated to Barry’s sculptures and one to his digital paintings and fractals. Each part has it’s own highrise building. The landmark leads to a court between the two buildings, where Barry placed a big award winning sculpture made in 2011 and named “Electroman”. It is recommended to set your viewer to “midnight” in order to get the right impression of the art.

I first visited the part with the sculptures. There are 5 levels and you travel between them with teleporters. The sculptures have enough room to unfold their effects. On the gound level you find the sculpture “Quantum” from 2013 as well as two scuptures that allow you to become part of it, “Imagination” and “Freedom”.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (2) – upper left is another view of the sculpture “Quantum”, upper right the installation “Freedom” (with myself inside of it), lower left is called “Imagination” and lower right is myself as a part of “Imagination”

On level 2 I found the the scuplture “Peace and Love” that was also exhibited at the R&D gallery, the whole level 4 is occupied by the installation “Love impossible” and level 5 is dominated by the scupltures “Body Fan” and “Transformations”.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (3) – upper left “Peace and Love”, upper right “Love Impossible”, lower left “Body Fan”, lower right “Tansformation”

Barry Richez’s sculptures are outstanding, they impress as single, alone standing objects. They look different from every viewing angle and depending on light. And you can discover new details every time you look at them. The whole sculpture part of the gallery impressed me a lot. You can also purchase most of the sculptures if you have enough space and prim allowance to rezz them at your own place.

Impressions of “Alphalune Creations Gallerie” presenting the art of Barry Richez (4)

In the second high rise building you find Barry’s digital paintings. They are arranged by themes on several levels, that are connected by a central staircase. And you can also purchase them.

Thank you Barry for inviting me over, your art is outstanding, I really like it a lot. I strongly recommend a visit of the “Alphalune Creations Gallerie”

Landmark to “Alphalune Creations Gallerie”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stormy%20End/169/74/2851

Simploring 2018 (58) Diotima, Ocio y Cultura

After my visit to the exhibition “Fractal Chaos Theory by Redi”  I got in contact to Redi (Red Bikcin). She appreciated my report about her exhibition and told me that she also liked the fractals of Gem Preiz, a passion we share. She even made a little book about Gem Preiz, that she provided to me. It attaches to the HUD and shows te work of Gem Preiz along with a text in Spanish. To bad that I don’t understand Spanish at all.

Example pages of LIBRO GEM PREIZ ARTISTAS SL 2 by Red Bikcin

Redi also invited me to see the other parts of Diotima, Ocio y Cultura, the place where her current exhibition is located in a skybox. I visited Diotima, Ocio y Cultura on Tuesday, July 3rd, late night.
Diotima, Ocio y Cultura (Ocio y Cultura is Spanish and means leisure and culture) consists of several buildings, courts and a beach area. There’re two art galleries, a disco, a pub, a small shopping mall with an art shop among others and a grand theatre. From the basements of these buildings you can access the beach. This all pretty much explains the name Ocio y Culture.

Diotima, Ocio y Cultura – overview

Of course I visited the 2 art galleries. The first currently shows an exhibtion by Oceanida called Monster. Ana (oceanida) makes photographs in black and white. Monster shows variations of the title picture in several colours arranged in a way that they mirror to the floor provided in different viewing experience. In a second room the exhibition shows surreal b/w photographs. The room is divided by transparent coloured wall and this visual effect provides a particular focus on the pictures itself.

Impressions of “Monster by Oceanida” at R&D Gallery, Diotima (1)

You can grab a folder with information about the artist close to the entrance to the second room. It contains the poster of the exhibition, a business card from Oceanida, a link to Oceanida’s website and some information about the exhibition, unfortunately that is in Spanish once again, so I couldn’t really read and understand it.

Impressions of “Monster by Oceanida” at R&D Gallery, Diotima (2)

The second art gallery shows the work of Barry Richez, an artist from France. It’s about fractals once again and titeled “Dreams in Space Fractals”. The fractals are displayed on the walls of the 1st and 2nd floor. They are static. On the 2nd floor you find a animated 3D plastique with poofs spreading pigeons and hearts. It is called “Peace and Love”, how fitting.

Impressions of “Dreams in Space Fractals by Barry Richez” at R&D Gallery, Diotima

After visiting the 2 art galleries I had a short walk over to the disco and the “Diotima pub” (I’m pretty sure there’s a typo and it should have been named “Diomita’s pub” *winks*) as well as to the shopping mall with it’s library and art shop. From there you can also acess the beach. I ended my visit of Diotima, Ocio y Cultura with a short look at the grand theatre.

Impressions of Diotima, Ocio y Cultura: Disco (upper left) / Diotima Pub (upper right) / art shop (lower left) / Gran Teatro (lower right)

As I know now Diotima, Ocio y Cultura is owned by Redi (Red Bekcin). It was once founded together with someone else, hence the name of the owning Group “Red&Danni”. Thank you for providing your space for the art as well as for leisure. Too bad for me that it seems to be most for a Spanish community.

Landmark to Diotima, Ocio y Cultura
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Waves/139/211/38
Website of the artist Ana (Oceanida Resident)
http://www.galeriadearteislatabaiba.blogspot.com