Art in Second Life 2021 (56) Breaking the spell by Ambre Singh

I visited Ambre Singh’s newest exhibtion “Breaking the spell” that opened on June 1st.

You arrive at a platform where you can get a HUD with landmarks to Ambre Singh’s diverse exhibitions and galleries – and for “Breaking the spell“. A click on the holo figure of Ambre Singh will teleport you to the exhibition, that is divided in two parts.

The first part is quite funny and not just deals with the current situation in the world caused by the virus but also deals with our life coined by information flood and social media. You need to obey! Get a whole body condom and practice social distancing. Get your anazombie and fakelook account *winks*. I had fun. This part conjured a big smile on my face.

Impressions of “Breaking the spell” by Ambre Singh (1)

Before you enter the second part Ambre Singh shares her toughts and inspires us to take another point of view:
I consider that we are eternal beings, expressions of an infinite consciousness that imagines and creates the univers. And then I look at the world, the immense suffering inflicted on all forms of life and the madhouse that our planet has become. No sane person could stand the current absurdity and violence for very long, nor could they live with it. And yet, the human community accepts the insane version of reality: instead of questioning its validity, we bow down, we consent to more and more sacrifices in the hope that it will get better. How to explain such madness? It could well be that the human race is bewitched. And it could well be that the spell that imprisons us is in the process of dissipating.
Come let me tell you another story….

Impressions of “Breaking the spell” by Ambre Singh (2)

The second part consists of 20 boards with Ambre’s ideas and thoughts to break the spell, each one illustrated with a picture in the typical Ambre Singh style, funny and with a wink. The text and thoughts tell a story, they make you think about your own narrative, about the narrative that you’re supposed to believe. Here are just a few examples:
Exercise: Imagine being told that you need strips of paper called money to survive on this planet. Consider it possible. Fear the lack of it, get upset
The religious stupefaction, a key element in the automatic updating of the spell…. The contest for the best God story turns into a massacre. It continues to this day

Impressions of Breaking the spell” by Ambre Singh (3)

Mass Media Virus: The world belongs to a few individuals who have sold their souls to become ignably rich. These high priests in the service of the spall are now working to steal our souls …. Those who question the world’s version of the mass media are called conspirators
Choose again: The dream unravels, we no longer feel part of this insane version or reality…. we forgive, because after all, it was only a bad dream. As eternal beings, expressions of an infinite consciousness, we can imagine wonders.

Ambre Singh is in Second Life for over 14 years. She writes about herself:
‘It is your mind that creates this world’, said Buddha.
All you do in SL will subtlely change you and others in all worlds. So in my life and art, I thrive to add my spice, beauty and love.
I photograph people of character in beautiful places of SL or in studio. Sometimes, I create thematic images in SL, or I mix worlds… If the harvest is good, I make an exhibition.
Colorful or discrete, tender or erotic, my photos try to express the life and the soul of the people and places.

Thank you for another real great exhibition that made me smile but also inspired me to change my point of view to imagine another reality.

Landmark to “Breaking the spell” by Ambre Singh
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Commune%20Utopia/7/231/46