Simploring 2019 (73) Cubes by Cica Ghost

Cica Ghost’s last installation “Luna Park” was opened June 15th. I’m glad that I saw it (read Simploring 2019 (72) Luna Park by Cica Ghost) because already yesterday on Monday, June 24th, I got an invitation for “Cubes“, her newest Installation, which was built on the same sim, hence Luna Park has to be removed.

Cica told me that visitor numbers at Luna Park were no satisfying. One reason might have been the SLB16 event, but who knows? Anyway, Cica decided to tear down Luna Park and to make room for something new and when the sim was empty she began to play a bit around with cubes .. for fun. But then she was so content with the result that she decided to share her little experiment.

Cubes by Cica Ghost

Cubes is installed on an empty island. The ground is dry like in a desert and in the corners of the island is one single tree each, more the skeleton of a tree without any leaves. The landing is next to one of these trees and you hear already a strange sound caused by falling blocks made of solid concret. The cubes fall like hail out of a dark sky, they fall randomly, they roll around until all of the engery from the fall is comsumed. They build towers sometimes, their movements are unpredicatable.

Cubes by Cica Ghost – bird’s eye view

The cubes are physcial objects. Therefore you can bit hit by them (luckily in Second life, you’ll survive it when you’re hit). I walked a little bit around, tried to climb up the blocks but I fall down again when the block vanished to make room for new falling blocks. There’re two different sizes of blocks.

As always you’ll have to interpret Cica Chost’s art yourself and everybody does see different things. The quote Cica Ghost gives away with “Cubes” is from Erno Rubik: “The Cube is an imitation of life itself – or even an improvement on life.”

exploring Cubes by Cica Ghost

I can see that Cica had fun experimenting with randomly falling objects. I asked her where she placed her cat because there’s none this time. She didn’t answer my question but I can answer it myself: it is too dangerous for Cica’s cats at “Cubes

Diomita meets Cica Ghost – I tried another brighter windlight setting to get a different impression of “Cubes”

I don’t know how long you might be able to see Cica’s Cubes, even Cica can’t tell and will decide that spontaneously. So hurry up to see it. Thank you Cica for sharing your experiment.

Landmark to Cubes by Cica Ghost

Simploring 2019 (72) Luna Park by Cica Ghost

I got an invitation from Cica to visit her newest creation “Luna Park“, that was opened June 15th, and I visited as soon as I could, Sunday, June 16th.

Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. (Walt Disney)” is the quote Cica gives us on our way exploring the Luna Park. I do like this quote a lot, in particular for Cica’s creations. Her Luna Park is again full of little details to discover. On the landing point some large coloured rings dropped on my head from a pipe and I had to move away quickly (thus making room for new visitors). As usual I made a zoom out picture to get a bird’s eye view on Luna Park. In the center is a place to dance. The place is filled with 4 quite giant beings that look a bit scary first, but then when you join their dancing it is really fun and you laugh and smile (I did at least).

There are a few elements known from Cica’s former creations. On a stage you see a band playing music for the dancers. The band members are cats, dressed like humans this time. I looked out for other cats but Cica seems to have either hidden them too well or didn’t add more.

Impressions of Luna Park by Cica Ghost (1)

You might recognize Cica’s frogs in a corner of Luna Park. They seem to have found a new home. A set of “houses” are placed in another corner of the park. The houses look like flutes. An animal that I had not seen before in any of Cica’s worlds is the crocodile. One lives by the “houses”, another is swimming in the sea close to the landing point, right next to a ship.

There’re several opportunities to sit, be it in the cups carried by the ship or on the chairs that are at other places. Or you can enter a flying object, that looks again like a flute and watch what is woing on at Luna Park from another persepctive.

Impressions of Luna Park by Cica Ghost (2)

The windlight provided by Cica highlights some elements of Luna Park very nicely but is a bit dark for pictures. I tried another lighter windlight setting that is better for taking pictures but doesn’t fit to the park. You might need to try out yourself, which is the right setting for you. I recommend Cica’s setting for exploring though. I won’t try to provide an interpretation for Luna Park. I personally had fun and explored Luna Park like a grown up kid, curious what to see and eager to try out what’s at Luna Park.

Impressions of Luna Park by Cica Ghost (3)

As usual, Cica will leave her Luna Park open for a while, maybe 2 weeks or 4 weeks or even longer. Don’t hesitate to visit soon. Thank you Cica for the fun that I had discovering Luna Park.

Landmark to Luna Park