Art in Second Life 2020 (38) Bouquets and Flowers by Colm Midnight

For Sunday, May 31st, I got an invitation to the opening of “Bouquets and Flowers”, an exhibtion by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery. I couldn’t attend the opening but I went to the exhibtion on Tuesday, June 2nd.

“Bouquets and Flowers” by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery

The Noir’Wen City Gallery is accommodated in an interesting building. Build on poles, the building has an open 1st floor. The gallery itself is on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
The open 1st floor is used as an event area, for example for openings. It has a bar, seating accomodations and a dancefloor. According to the exhibition the 1st floor is decorated with some wild flowers on the floor and with 2 pcitures from the exhibtion.

Event area at Noir’Wen City Gallery 1st floor

The landmark leads directly to the 2nd floor, one of the 2 floors that are fully used for the exhibtion. You’re surrounded by colourful abstract pictures of flowers and flower arrangements. I can only guess, but I think the pictures are created digitally and are not digitalized images of RL art. They are expressive and convince through the composition of colours. I was in particular intrigued by the 2 large pictures between the 3 large windows. For me, they show how colour and art can make a difference for a room.

Impressions of “Bouquets and Flowers” by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery (1)

Colm Midnight (colmmidnight) is an artist, creator, and admirer of all that is beautiful in SL. He is in Second Life for over 3 years. It is the first time that I came across his art. I can imagine that each of the pictures shown at “Bouquets and Flowers” could dominate a room and be an eye catcher. I’m a great fan of colour anyway.

Impressions of “Bouquets and Flowers” by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery (2)

The exhibtion “Bouquets and Flowers” will stay open until August 31st. All pictures are available for purchse. Thank you Colm for your art and thank you Belice Benoir and Nieu (NieuwenHove) for providing the Noir’Wen City Gallery.

Landmark to Noir’Wen City Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/49/153/43

Simploring 2020 (27) Noir’Wen City

For my simploring tour on Friday, April 3rd, I picked Noir’Wen CITY from scoop.it SL Destinations because there was just a picture with a big city scene and a Japanese text and no blog entries yet. And it turned out to be a kinky place and not what I expected at all.

Noir’Wen City overview and office (landing point)

Noir’Wen City is an adult full region. As far as I could figure out it is owned by Belice Benoir and Nieu (NieuwenHove). The landmark description is short and a hint for the adult content “For a pleasure momentum…”

The landing in on the ground level of a highrise building in kind of an office. There’re several boards: One with the team who created Noir’Wen City (Belice Benoir, NieuwenHove, Ambre Singh, ateeya, GiorgioAcqua, Niky Niki, Hettange Ferryhill, marinagracherl), one with the support staff (onlye one person so far: Nathalie Monday), two boards with the logos of stores (amoung those also renowed brands like Real Restraints, NGW, Hugo Design, WS Creations, Nihil… in total over 50 stores) and one board for events. I had the opportunity to talk with Natahalie Monday at the end of my visit and learned that Noir’Wen City exists since last Summer and at this plave since January 2020.
And in Belice Benoir’s profile I found the following short description “Welcome to Noir’Wen village .. For your kinky pleasure elevation… Your permanent fetish fair to be explored !!! My passionate design project … with a great team!”

Noir’Wen City is a permant fetish fair with over 50 inworld stores.
Noir’Wen City is a place to socialize with at least 2 larger clubs (from what I saw during my simploring tour)
Noir’Wen City is a place for the art with several galleries and lots of art exhibited in the streets
Noir’Wen City is a big city and as such offers a great background for pictures
Noir’Wen City offers also rentals (luxurious villas) and you can become part of the community

Noir’Wen City – the permanent fetish fair

Stepping out of the office I noticed the first shops. This is not a usual fair with one shop or stand next to the other. Each shop is embedded in the city surrounding, some a small, some are larger, some extend over an entire building. It feels like going shopping in a city! With one little but important difference: All shops are either about kinks, bondage gear, about fetish clothing, beauty or jewelery – or short: the shops I visit usually *winks*

On my simploring tour I came across two larger clubs, the “Little Treat Bar” in a building with a cinema sign and “Le Boudoir Des Libertines” in a large seperate building. Both clubs were not empty. A group of people stood outside “Le Boudoir Des Libertines” and were talking French, obviously a French club. At the “Little Treat Bar” I was welcomed in English. Both clubs have their own flair and are very stylish. Later I learned that I missed some clubs (not that I am surprised) there’s also: Backdrop club, the brothel and the pole dance.

Noir’Wen City – “Little Treat Bar” and “Le Boudoir Des Libertines”

In Belice Benoir profile I read that she has a passion for art and owns her own gallery “ars amandi art gallery“. In Noir’Wen City is one building dedicated to this “ars amandi art gallery”, yet it is just an affiliate. The current exhibition there is called “The golden cage”. The building is a former indoor swimming pool now remodelled as a gallery for the erotic art of Belice Benoir. I enjoyed my visit and I intend to visit her main gallery, the “ars amandi art gallery“, soon.

Impressions of the exhibtion “The golden cage” at the affiliate “ars amandi art gallery” in Nor’Wen City

But there is more at in Nor’Wen City. The streets are full of it, mainly with art from Nieu (NieuwenHove) and from Belice Benoir. Road barriers or walls of buildings, boards or crossings are used to exhibit art. One picture from Nieu (NieuwenHove) caught my eye in particular “Au Joyeux dildo” – funny! You will find other galleries, like the gallery CM and the gallery of Ambre Singh. And I saw boards for a current photo contest at Noir’Wen City (Artists and photographers can register until 25 April to take part in the contest). They must then submit an artwork (digital processing allowed) by April 30th at the latest)

Art in the streets of Noir’Wen City and galleries

Beside of all this, Noir’Wen City is also a great place to explore and to take pictures. The city has flair and offers also outdoor cafe’s and bars as well as some spots by the shore to sit and enjoy. There’s one shore where the skylinie of NYC is in the background, another great place for a picture. You should also have a look inside of the church, it is a quite unusal church!

Nor’Wen City – Impressions of a simploring tour

Diomita in Nor’Wen City

I enjoyed my visit to Nor’Wen City! Thank you to Belice Benoir, Nieu (NieuwenHove) and to the whole team as well as to Natahalie Monday who gave me a bit more information. I hope that Noir’Wen City will get the attention it deserves.

Landmark to Noir’Wen CITY
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/165/157/32
Belice Benoir’s “ars amandi art gallery”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glitnir/200/48/139