Art in Second Life 20210 (91) “Red Sky” by Mihailsk

Together with the invitation for her own exhibtion “One Day” at Nitroglobus Roof gallery (read about “One Day” here), Dido Haas also invited me to see the exhibtion “Red Sky” by Mihailsk. It is shown in the annex to the Nitroglobus Roof gallery, the space that Dido has dedicated originally to display her own art but that is also used to feature the art of other artists every once in a while.

I came across Mihailsk not long ago in July 2021 and also at Nitroglobus Roof gallery visiting the exhibtion “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk (read here)

Red Sky” consists of 8 pictures. These 8 pictures have in common that they are situated under a red sky. Dido prepared the exhibtion space to enhance the red sky with red light poles and a sculpture from Nitro named “High Emotions” and with a few red/purple trees, that were made by Venus Adored just for Dido.

Mihailsk writes in the accompanying notecard about “Red Sky“:
“The color red symbolizes intense situations and emotions but at the same time it indicates warning and danger. My red sky is a sky which reflects strong human emotions, covering them like a blanket and thus giving a sense of safety and hope.
Danger, longing, visualization, power, love, pain, balance, joy.: eight human moments under the red sky.

Impressions of “Red Sky” by Mihailsk (1)

Mihailsk is from Greece and in Second Life since 2014. Mihailsk started photography in Second Life and according to his own words, that was when he really started his journey in Second Life:
It was January 2020 when I started this beautiful journey in light, colors and emotions. A journey to fantastic places and loved persons, trying to capture special moments in eternity. Sometimes with a smile, sometimes with pain. Each of my images is a part of me, an expression of my mood at that particular moment.
I wish to share with people what I see and what I feel, rejoicing when I manage to make someone see through my eyes and feel with my soul.

Impressions of “Red Sky” by Mihailsk – “Love” (2)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Red Sky” by Mihailsk. Thank you Mihailsk for your art, even when you yourself consider not being an artist – you are! I enjoyed my visit.
Red Sky” by Mihailsk shall be open until mid of October 2021.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery – “Dido’s part” / direct landmark to “Red Sky” by Mikailsk
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/160/33/1001
Mihailsk’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/156100744@N03/
Mihailsk’s art space (shared with Dido Haas) at Artists Village – Campbell Coast
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Erazor/153/212/2002
Dido Haas’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com

Art in Second Life 2021 (87) “One Day” by Dido Haas

I got am invitation fom Dido Haas to see her exhibtion “One Day“. It is shown at the main part of Nitroglobus gallery, which is owned and curated by Dido Haas herself. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and highlights the art in a particular way. And this time it is used to display her own art.

In the accompanying notecard your find a poem from Edmund Spencer named Amoretti LXXV and the first verse is also displayed at one of the walls at the gallery:

One day I wrote her name upon the strand.
but came the waves and washed it away;
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
but came the tide and made by pains his pray

‘Vain man’ said she,’that dost in vain assay,
A mortal thing so to immortalize;
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eke my name be wiped out likewise.’

‘Not so,’ (quod I) ‘let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens write your glorious name:
Where whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.’

Impressions of “One Day” by Dido Haas (1)

Dido is quite busy with curating the Nitroglobus gallery and has little time left to make photos myself. But sometimes when she’s in the right she makes some, most of them are black/white and portraits or avatar studies.
Dido Haas is Dutch and has been in SL for way over 14 years – and according to herself, she is still enjoying this virtual world.

The showcased pictures pictures are a selection of a few portraits and avatar studies and some pictures of beaches that are quite minimalistic and make you focus on the details. Dido has developed clearly an own style and understands how to draw the spectator into her world, her pictures.

The exhibition space with the mirroring floor provides a particular experience for displaying art. Dido also adds 3D sculptures here and there in the center as an additional eye catcher. For her exhibtion “One Day” Suzanne Graves donated her sculpture ‘Shake our Troubles’ for display at the gallery.

Impressions of “One Day” by Dido Haas (2)

You can find more about and from Dido on her blog and on her flickr page. The Nitroglobus Roof Gallery has an own flickr group.

Thank you Dido for all the work you invest into the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and for your own art. I enjoyed my visit. The exhibtion “One Day” will be open until September 23rd, hence just another week, so you’ll have to hurry to see it.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof gallery and to of “One Day” by Dido Haas
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/25/1001
Dido Haas’ flickr group
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dido_haas/
Nitroglobus Roof Gallery flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/nitroglobus_gallery/
Dido Hass’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com

Art in Second Life 2021 (76) Tough Man by Hilaire Beaumont

Dido Haas invited me to visit the August exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof gallery: “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont.

Dido Haas presents Hilaire Beaumont, an artist who is once again almost unbeknownst to me. I saw one picture of Hilaire so far. it was exhibited at Valium SL – Hermosa in January 2021 (read here). And Dido wrote: “Until now only existing flickr works of Hilaire were shown at a few galleries”. At the August exhibtion new artwork from Hilaire Beaumont is shown, The title and the pictures speak for themselves – Tough Man.


Hilaire Beaumont is in Second Life for 14 years. His profile doesn’t give away much of him. I suspect he’s French as he used a quote in his profile: “La mélancolie, c’est le bonheur d’être triste” (Melancholy is the joy of being sad) and at his exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof gallery you find a quite similar quote of Victor Hugo “La nostalgie, c’est le bonheur d’être triste” (Nostalgia is the joy of being sad).

Impressions of “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

The exhibtion consits of 13 pictures. And at this gallery the pictures can develop strength as they are mirrored on the floor. What are the pictures about? Not surprise, they all show a tough man as the main object. Hilaire shows his avatar (?) as a fighter, as a soldier in varoius epochs, as strong tough man. Other pictures are in our epoch and just show the tough man, not a soldier or fighter.
But there’s also some wit: one picture shows him wearing a gun pointing at a little angel with a bow. But Hilaire also shows the other, softer side. The side that a tough man tries to hide as it doesn’t fit to the cliché: playing a violin, or listening music while looking out into the nature last in thoughts.

Impressions of “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont is the kind of exhibtion you rarely see in Second Life. The pictures are impressive and thoughtfully made and selected. Thank you for your art, Hilaire.
Hilaire has a flickr account and has an own gallery – [La Galerie].

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont.

Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont shall stay open throughout August.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Hilaire Beaumont’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/94901278@N04/
Hilaire Beaumont’s gallery [La Galerie]
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zoe/171/105/4007
Dido Haas’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com

Art in Second Life 2021 (63) Baptism of Fire by Mihailsk

Dido Haas invited me to visit the July exhibtion, at Nitroglobus Roof gallery: “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk.

Once again Dido features a new face in the art scene and the exhibtion is quite outstanding.
The artist is Mihailsk. He’s Greek and in Second Life since 2014. Mihailsk started photography in Second Life and according to his own words, that was when he really started his journey in Second Life:
It was January 2020 when I started this beautiful journey in light, colors and emotions. A journey to fantastic places and loved persons, trying to capture special moments in eternity. Sometimes with a smile, sometimes with pain. Each of my images is a part of me, an expression of my mood at that particular moment.

The exhibtion “Baptism of Fire” is the result of a challenge that Dido set for Mihailsk: “travel inside yourself”. Mihailsk accepted the challenge and tried to express his thoughts and emotions, using only his body and the presence or absence of light. He dared to make himself the main subject, something he usually doesn’t do. And males are a rare subject in art, specially in Second Life. So that’s something that adds to the peculiarity of the exhibtion.

Impressions of “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk @ Nitroglobus Roof gallery (1)

Mihailsk writes about “Baptism of Fire“: “Without colors, mostly without unnecessary objects, the more I traveled the more discoveries I made. I came closer to me than usual. I never imagined how exciting, painful and liberating this journey could be. Sometimes it felt like a dip in the deep waters. It was a journey in light and darkness, like Apollo and Hades were my companions. And there I found my ‘new me’. Moments from this trip is the content of my first exhibition, with which I introduce myself and my ‘new me’ to you.

Impressions of “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk @ Nitroglobus Roof gallery (2)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk. Thank you Mihailsk for your art, even when you yourself consider not being an artist – you are! I enjoyed my visit.

Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk shall stay open until end of July

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Mihailsk’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/156100744@N03/
Mihailsk’s art space (shared with Dido Haas) at Artists Village – Campbell Coast
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Erazor/153/212/2002
Dido Haas’ blogpost about “Baptism of Fire”
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com/2021/07/baptism-of-fire-by-mihailsk-july.html

Art in Second Life 2021 (53) Anja’s Surrealism by Anja Neobookie

Dido Haas, owner and curator of the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery invited me to see the June exhibition: “Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie.

I had seen Anja Neobookie (Neobookie)’s art at La Masion d’Aneli in January 2021 the first time (read here). And I liked it! For the exhibition there Anja wrote: “I’m a Dutchie who likes to create, discover and explore the creativity inworld. I discovered the magic of making photographs and invite you, by my art, to join me on my trip. My exhibit is an attempt to create the story of myself as I walk Second Life and experience the world and dreams the surround us all.

But what you see of her at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is very different. At least I couldn’t recognize that it is the work of the same artist. It’s Anja’s surreal world, or “Anja’s Surrealism”.

The exhibition consists of 18 pictures, which are not connected in anyway. Each picture stands alone, tells an own story (or not). In the accompanying notecard Anja wrote:
Do not try to understand all of the images shown, but just let them affect you. Even after two rounds of wandering, are you able to discover a pattern? Is there a common theme or common thread? Crazy, crazier, craziest seems to be the only connection and thing in common in this colorful collection of ‘Anja’s Surrealism’.
And I hope it gets to you. Whether it is the quantity, the colors, the contrasts – I don’t know. But the longer you walk between them, the closer they get. And a story will develop in your brain that only the viewer can and will understand.
Enjoy my exhibiton
Anja”

Examples of “Anja’s Surrealism” at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

Like myself Anja is an explorer. She’s amazed and surprised by the beauty of the sims, islands, buildings, objects, nature and landscapes in Second Life, she’s excited about the creativity of the people that make Second Life. Her pictures are not necessarily connected to Second Life. There are elements that you might have seen in Second Life before before but there’re put together in a different way. These objects might initiate a memory of what you experienced in Second Life or in Real Life, might create an idea, a thought, a snippet of a picture. That’s all in the eyes of the spectator.

Examples of “Anja’s Surrealism” at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Anja’s pictures are colourful, focused on a few details. And of course they are personal: “My exhibition is an attempt to create the story of myself as I walk through Second Life and experience the world and dreams which surround us all. My thoughts turned into reflections and surrealism!

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie. Thank you Anja for your art. I enjoyed my visit.

Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie shall stay open until end of June.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Anja (neobookie)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/182110530@N04/
No_ Walls Art gallery by Anja Neobookie
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yellowmoon/224/7/349

Art in Second Life (43) Nitroglobus Gallery in May 2021

I got an invitation by Dido Hass, owner and curator of the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery to see the gallery’s exhibitions in May: White Canvas by Diconay Boa and Retrospective by Sina Souza

Diconay Boa writes about her exhibition:
People get them for many reasons: for attention, self-expression, artistic freedom, rebellion, a visual display of a personal narrative, reminders of spiritual/cultural traditions, sexual motivation, addiction, identification with a group or even drunken impulsiveness. Our current society craves individuality and self expression. And now many people wear their artistic expression.
Tattoos are especially interesting in the virtual world because of its lack of permanence on a virtual mesh body. But someone talented in the digital arts can really make it look surreal and beautiful.
To me tattoos represent creativity, sensuality and this is what I have hoped to achieve in this study. This exhibit is a study of second life tattoos and my interpretation of the work of some tattoo artists in SL.
This is the reason I call this exhibit a White Canvas, representing the bare skin on which will be imprinted memories, emotions and art. I hope you take some joy from it.

Impressions of White Canvas by Diconay Boa @ Nitroglobus (1)

Diconay Boa is in Second Life for 14 years. Diconay Boa was a model which served as a starting point in fashion production. She began to create poses out of fun. This project soon turned into a shop in 2011, which she named CORPUS. As a result, she decided to focus more on the field of photography. In her RL she completed a degree in product design and made a career in graphic design. She writes: “I’m mostly driven by my mood and my fuel is music, often linked with the work I create.

Impressions of White Canvas by Diconay Boa @ Nitroglobus (2)

I wear 4 tatoos myself. Although there’s the SL magic that you can easily change them I wear mine as part of my existence in this virtual world, one is an intimate tattoo that marks me as Mistress Jenny’s slave wife (actually the only one that ever changed as I wore another tattoo as her Mistress wife before). The three others tattoos on my “canvas” never changed: “Jen’s wife”, a rose on one of my breasts, and another personal tattoo that Mistress Jenny stitched in my skin to mark me as hers. So I fit in well into the above thoughts about tattoos in Second Life

The exhibition White Canvas by Diconay Boa stays open until End of May 2021

The second exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is in Dido Haas’ room at the gallery: Retrospective by Sina Souza (sinalein)

Sina writes about her exhibtion “Retrospective:
Retrospective is not an exhibition where I want to show you my previous work. It is an exhibition about struggles in my past, wrong decisions that I have made or experiences that I have gained.
It is a path between depression, strokes of fate and the problem of trusting others. But it’s not just a look back at what’s behind me, it is also a kind of self reflection, a step forward, a way to learn from mistakes and to grow from experiences. Sometimes we need to look back to look ahead.

Sina Souza (sinalein) started with creating images in Second Life in November 2012. She has had a lot of exhibitions, from which I saw just one back in 2017 “Mental Levels” at MetaLES (read here). Actually that was the last exhibtion of Sina Souza before she took a break of Second Life for 4 years. But now she’s back and we can look forward to see more of her art.

Impressions of Retrospective by Sina Souza @ Nitroglobus (1)

Sina’s art is surreal. Sina tries to visualisize thoughts, snippets that come to her mind. Her work is intriguing. One of her pictures summarizes it perfectly: Think outside of the box,

Retrospective by Sina Souza @ Nitroglobus will stay open until End of June 2021

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for these two outstanding exhibitions.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Diconay Boa’s fLickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/diconay_work
Diconay Boa’s website
https://diconayboa.wixsite.com/diconayboa
Sina Souza’s website
http://sinadesouza.wix.com/mindfactory
Sina Souza’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sinalein/
Sina Souza on fineartamerica
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sina-souza

Art in Second Life 2021 (27) “I want to show you something” by Venus Adored

On Wednesday, March 3rd, Dido Haas contacted me and told me about the new exhibtion at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery called “I want to show your something” by Venus Adored.

“I want to show you something” was created by Venus Adored, who made projections of the daring, thought provoking RL images by Daantje Bons, a famous Dutch photographer. This way the images, although projected on 2D walls become a 3D effect – light boxes based on RL photography. The boxes are made of light reflections, creating an illusion of depth. It is Mandel Solano also a second life resident, who taught Venus to work with reflections. The effect is even stronger through the mirroring floor of the gallery. Be sure to use either the shared environment of midnight when visiting the exhibtion and enable advanced lighting and projections.

The photographs of Daantje Bons are really quite provocative and in my personal opinion funny. They deal with the female body, with the breasts and the vagina: Flowers held between lips, a chili sliced open, a raspberry on a nipple, an orchid blossom with a tampon. Each photograph and each light box is unique and the add to each other to build a really great exhibtion!
Two quotes of Daantje Bons are highlighted in the exhibition:
“I search what it means to be a woman and how fiminity and masculinity play a role in this”
“It often starts with a feeld or observation. Usually, something that makes me want to challenge it”

“I want to show you something” by Venus Adored @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

Venus Adored is in Second Life for almost 12 years. She was a high school teacher of the Dutch language and biology in real life. She recently retired and is now fully enjoying being creative in Second Life. Her greatest passion is making particles with which she occasionally gives shows. Venus regularly works with other creative people to learn from each other and to advance together in the possibilities of making things. I saw her installation “Light Reflections” back in 2017 (read here https://wp.me/psPPu-2jT).

Venus thought that it would be fun to make refections of the RL images of her best friend and art photographer in RL, Daantje Bons. Daantje was enthusiastic about this idea and Dido, curator of Nitroglobis gallery in second life, was enthusiastic as well.
Daantje Bons’ work has been featured in the Netherland’s largest newspapers and magazines such as De Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, LINDA Magazine, and &C magazine. Internationally, her work has been published in outlets such as “The Huffington Post”, “IGNANT”, “I-D Magazine”, VOGUE ITALIA, Kurier, FRAME Magazine, and “Refinery29”. You can learn and see more about Daantje Bons at her website.

“I want to show you something” by Venus Adored @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

There’s a video from the opening, that provides more impressions of this great exhibtion here

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. Thank you for providing the space for the art and for this outstanding exhibition.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/25/1001
Dido Haas’ blog “Exploring SL with Dido”
http://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com/
Daantje Bons’ website
https://www.daantjebons.com/home/
Video from the opening event
https://vimeo.com/519407079

Diary 2021 (15) January 30th/31st A quiet and relaxed weekend

Mistress Jenny and I spent two quiet and relaxed hours Suaturday afternoon, January 30th. We went to Puerto Esclava, to Dark Butterfly and to Carnal Intentions. Most of our time we were at Dark Butterfly as there were many people we haven’t seen before and hence it was quite entertaining – and there was some main chat going on to listen to as well.

January 30th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Puerto Esclava, Dark Butterfly and Carnal Intentions

Our night began slowly. We first spent half an hour at club Domme a Dome and returned home then for a game of skipee with Flo and Angelique. Angelique was wearing a very nice maid dress when she joined us. She had been modeling for Barbara Reiter-Jewell (Barbara Reiter) and will wear this maid dress when she serves drinks at the opening of a new exhibtion of Barbara. I hope that I can make it to the opening.
After the game we went to Carnal Intentions and we had an entertaining hour together there as there was some main chat going on and we were teased and teased back an “Aunt” there. After Flo and AAngelique had left, Mistress was up for some danger. She locked my arms behind my back and lefft the keys out, then she locked herself and left the keys out and summoned me to club Domme a Domme. Mistress tied to initiate some main cat, but it can’t be forced. She then took me to Puerto Esclava. But we had no success there either and went to bed finally.

January 30th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme, at Carnal Intentions with Flo and Angelique, at club Domme a Domme and Puerto Esclava seeking trouble

Sunday, January 31st, I visited the second part of “American Shot” by Milena Carbone at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery in the morning (read about it here). While I visited I had a private chat with Kitty. She was doing well and enjoyed to wind down in Second Life, at least that morning she hadn’t found any trouble yet. I met Kitty later at the Dairy K Ranch (read about the ranch also here) where she was visiting 971DA (Dana Drezelan). The hucow has a new stall, most probably she wouldn’t fit into her old stall anymore as she got even fatter. 971DA was absent during our visit to her. She can get fatter and milked even when she’s absent *winks*. Kitty and I had fun exchanging about our news and chit-chatting about hucows and the ranch.

January 31st: Diomita and Kitty at Bairy K Ranch visiting 971DA (Dana Drezelan)

Sunday afternoon I spent with Mistress Jenny mostly at cub Domme a Domme just talking and watching. We went home after an hour and met Angelique and Flo, who were playing skipee. When they had finished shortly after we arrived, Angelique had to leave and we just played a greedy with FLo who had to leave also … and it was the time we had to tend to our RL too.

Our night was quite and enjoyable. It started with a really quick skipee. Sometimes the cards are mixed for one, in this case for me. I couldn’t even prevent winning it. We went to Carnal Intentions with Flo in her new outfit and we spent most of the night there with Flo and Faye. We chatted a lot with both. Irene joined us shorty and I unlocked her chastity belt as she told me it was spoiling her fun. We’re not inworld to spoil anyone’s fun. Before Mistress and I went to bed we visited club Domme a Domme again for a bit – hence the picture fore Sunday night begins with us at club Domme a domme and it ends with it.

January 31st: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at club Domme a Domme and with Flo and Faye at Carnal Intentions

Art in Second Life 2021 (11) American Shot by Milena Carbone – Part II

On January 15th I published a post about “American Shot” by Milena Carbone (mylena1992) at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (read here). The Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas.

What is an American Shot? It is a photograph framed from the character’s mid waist to right above their head. It is characteristic of American movies of the first half of the 20th century, at the dawn of cinema, and of the American empire. The exhibtion “American Shot” deals with the rise and fall of an empire, in particular of the American empire. The title has nothing to do with the pictures itself though, that are “Italian shots”, showing full bodies. That’s the educational part of this blog entry *winks*.

With “American Shot” Milena shows us the decay of the Western Empires in 28 images of which 14 were shown until end of January 2021. Milena has changed the images and now the remaining 14 works are showcased until mid of February. The re-opening party is tomorrow – on Tuesday, February 2nd at 12PM SLT.
Moreover, Milena also made a book of this exhibition in which not only all 28 images are presented but also the story she wrote ‘Greatness again and Decadence’. You will find the the book on the table at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and can purchase it.

“American Shot” by Milena Carbone – Part II (1)

The 2nd 14 pictures shown right now are also quite large and show people representative for their group, way of life or attitudes, like the one that was selected for the exhibition’s poster – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s feminist icon. This picture is named “Humanism is a dissent”. With the floor mirroring the pictures they all become quite expressive. And along with a few thoughts and texts they invite the visitor to spin stories, to connect them with the rise and fall of the American empire, to connect them with the texts.

In the accompanying notecard Milena writes about “American Shot”:
Even before the emergence of civilizations, human beings devoted part of their lives to representing faces. Animals, gods, chiefs, parents. They drew on rocks, they carved masks and statues in pieces of wood, clay or stones. The art of portraiture is found in every work of art. Each era carries its style and its faces. It is accepted today that the portrait is the representation of the absent. Absent God. Absent Master. Absent wife. Father absent. Unknown soldier. Lost friend. Jesus on the cross. Regretted Mary.

“American Shot” by Milena Carbone – Part II (2)

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts. By accepting the rule of the “double” (the real “I” and the virtual “I”), she includes herself in her artwork: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story.

“American Shot” by Milena Carbone – Part II (3) – The Art Buyer (upper left), Aiien QAnspiracy (upper right), The frustrated housewife (lower left), Secret Service (lower right)

Dido Haas wrote a comprehensive article about “American Shot” in her blog “Exploring SL with Dido“. It includes more information and a video of the exhibtion, that was made by Milena herself.
Thank you Dido for providing the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and for featuring the two parts of “American Shot” by Milena Carbone. I enjoyed my visit of part 2 as much as I enjoyed the first part.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/25/1001
Blogpost about Art in Second Life 2021 (5) American Shot by Milena Carbone – Part I
https://themaurers.me/2021/01/15/art-in-second-life-2021-5-american-shot-by-milena-carbone/
Dido Haas’ blog “Exploring SL with Dido”
http://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com/
Dido Haas about “American Shot by Milena Carbone”
http://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com/2021/01/american-shot-januaryfebruary.html

Art in Second Life 2021 (5) American Shot by Milena Carbone

I got an invitation from Dido Haas to visit the exhibtion “American Shot” by Milena Carbone (mylena1992) at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery. The gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas.

What is an American Shot? It is a photograph framed from the character’s mid waist to right above their head. It is characteristic of American movies of the first half of the 20th century, at the dawn of cinema, and of the American empire. The exhibtion “American Shot” deals with the rise and fall of an empire, in particular of the American empire. The title has nothing to do with the pictures itself though, that are “Italian shots”, showing full bodies. That’s the educational part of this blog entry *winks*.

With “American Shot” Milena shows us the decay of the Western Empires in 28 images of which 14 are shown at present (until end of January 2021). Halfway the exhibition Milena will change images and show the remaining 14 works (early to mid February). Moreover, Milena also made a book of this exhibition in which not only all 28 images are presented but also the story she wrote ‘Greatness again and Decadence’. You will find the the book on the table at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and can purchase it.

“American Shot” by Milena Carbone” (1)

The 14 pictures shown right now are all quite large and show people in extraordinairy situations or environments, like the one that was selected for the exhibition’s poster. With the floor mirroring the pictures they all become quite expressive. And along with a few thoughts and texts they invite the visitor to spin stories, to connect them with the rise and fall of the American empire, to connect them with the texts.

In the accompanying notecard Milena writes about “American Shot”:
Even before the emergence of civilizations, human beings devoted part of their lives to representing faces. Animals, gods, chiefs, parents. They drew on rocks, they carved masks and statues in pieces of wood, clay or stones. The art of portraiture is found in every work of art. Each era carries its style and its faces. It is accepted today that the portrait is the representation of the absent. Absent God. Absent Master. Absent wife. Father absent. Unknown soldier. Lost friend. Jesus on the cross. Regretted Mary.

“American Shot” by Milena Carbone” (2)

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts. By accepting the rule of the “double” (the real “I” and the virtual “I”), she includes herself in her artwork: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story.

“American Shot” by Milena Carbone” (3)

Dido Haas wrote a comprehensive article about “American Shot” in her blog “Exploring SL with Dido“. It includes more information and a video of the exhibtion, that was made by Milena herself.
Thank you Dido for providing the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and for featuring “American Shot” by Milena Carbone. I enjoyed my visit – part 1.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/25/1001
Dido Haas’ blog “Exploring SL with Dido”
http://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com/
Dido Haas about “American Shot by Milena Carbone”
http://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com/2021/01/american-shot-januaryfebruary.html

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