Simploring 2019 (67) Heaven, art installation @LEA1

I selected “Heaven” from scoop.it SL Destinations for my simploring tour on Sunday, June 2nd.

Heaven, art installation @LEA1 by Oema and Van Loopen

 

“Heaven” is a drawings series thought to add a value of women. The evocative church is the 3D part, and the fascinating media lights are the machinima part of this installation for LEA. Media enable are very important to see optimally.

“Heaven” is created by Oema for the “Linden Endowment for the Art” in collaboration with Van Loopen.
18 drawings in black & white by Oema showing female faces a presented at the walls of a cathedral built from mesh. This way the church is just a frame. In the altar area colourful forms appear permanently changing, giving the impression of fireworks. The experience is accompanied with music and other holographic figures that you can see hoovering through the cathedral if you look from farer away, if you look closer, the figures are made of net as well.

Heaven, art installation @LEA1 by Oema and Van Loopen

This all makes a visit to “Heaven” a virtual experience. I recommend reading Oema’s text about Heaven in her blog here and to watch the machinima she published here. Then go there and get impressed.

Thank you for providing this piece of art for us all, Oema and Van Loopen.

Landmark to Heaven (LEA1)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/183/135/21
Oema’s blog post about “Heaven”

“HEAVEN” for Linden Endowment For The Art


Oema’s Machinima

simploring 2018 (50) Choreography of a Tortured Soul

I visited “Choreography of a Tortured Soul“, an installation by Theda Tammas at LEA 1. It’s not the first time that I saw Theda Tammas’ art, last year I saw her installations Labirinto at Blue Orange (read here) and Dissected Soul at LEA 15 (read here).
Choreography of a Tortured Soul” ties up to her previous installations. Theda arranged 15 naked, more or less genderless, statues at the edge of a of a flat platform, that is surrounded by steep rocks. The ground is covered with water, that reached up to my thighs and blood is on the surface of the water and at some places also scattered in the air.

“Choreography of a Tortured Soul” by Theda Tammas (1)

All statues are in different moving poses and some of them are rotating around their own axis. Some of the figures seems to dance alone, some dance together as couples or as groups. And all figures have an open wound at their heart and a big scarf on their bald head above the left eye. So it seems to be one and the same person because also the face and the facial expression is the same, but I’m not sure about that. The music, provided by Morlita Quan, is dull and monotonous and expressing sadness and melancholy.

“Choreography of a Tortured Soul” by Theda Tammas (2)

Besides the pictures that I took, there’s a very good video of Theda Tammas’ “Choreography of a Tortured Soul” to give you an impression what to expect. The link is also in the landmark description.

The installation makes the viewer quite thoughtfully about the own soul and about the fate of others. Thank you Theda for sharing your art, and thank you Morlita for the music.

Landmark to “Choreography of a Tortured Soul”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/198/220/21
Video of “Choreography of a Tortured Soul”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ve7CdcAis0&feature=youtu.be