Simploring 2018 (40) Light Thoughts 4

Saturday, April 28th, I visited “Light Thoughts 4” within the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) program at LEA 26 and LEA 27. It is a joint installation by Mario2 Helstein and Jo Williams following their joint installation last year (Light Thoughts 3 – read here).

Landing at “Light Thoughts 4”

The landing of Light Thoughts 4 is on the boarder between LEA 26 and LEA 27, Mario2 Helstein has designed LEA 27 and Jo Williams LEA 26. Just like last year’s installtion the sides are different, both are colourful and full of light and effects. I started my visit at LEA 27. To me it looks like a mixture of an aquarium and a jungle, yet all animals live peacefully together. What catches your eye first is the dinosaur that walks up and down along the landing point. But there are more animals, hugs crabs, sharks, cuttlefish, crocodiles. All are artfully coloured.
In the middle of the installation is a big structure of green tubes that looks being alive, it might have tentacles. The floor is wet und provides light effects. There’s a lot to discover and a lot to take pictures of. Soon you get lost in this colourful fantasy world. There are also some humans, one looks like a robot, a few small humans are walking around in a secured area … and one is just a dead body. The installation is oustanding because of the colours and the light effects that produce different views every second.

Impressions of “Light Thoughts 4” at LEA 27 (1)

Impressions of “Light Thoughts 4” at LEA 27 (2)

The other part of Light Thoughts 4 is at LEA 26 and is by Jo Williams and it is quite as colourful as LEA 27. It looks like a park somewhere in the galaxy. A large open area is surrounded by seperate gardens, there are several pyramides and the planets are close. There are flowers, benches to sit and relax and little cosy areas. When you zoom out you can see that some plants form a heart. The two big violin clefs reminded me to turn music on. It’s the kind of music that Mario also uses for his light shows and it does fit well.

Impressions of “Light Thoughts 4” at LEA 26 (1)

Impressions of “Light Thoughts 4” at LEA 26 (2)

I tried using one of the balloons to fly around a bit but it didn’t work properly during my visit and I flew just a few meters. I remembered the ballons from my visit to Light Thoughts 3.

I enjoyed a colourful hour at Light Thoughts 4 and took a lot of pictures. I love all the colours and effects. Of course a picture can’t always transport all dimensions of an installation. Together with my invitation I got a link to a video that might give another insight of this installation.

Thank you Mario (Mario2 Helstein) and Jo (Jo Williams) for this installation. I enjoyed my visit and taking lots of pictures!

Landmark to Light Thoughts 4
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA27/111/15/23
Video teaser of Light Thoughts 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1brPvqf3lw&feature=share
Mario2 Helstein’s shop inworld
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dark%20Heaven/33/133/21