Art in Second Life 2021 (66) Manet 3D by Red Bikcin

I saw Red Bikcin’s art before, the last time in 2020 at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). Actually one of her pictures is at our home. So far what I saw from Red Bikcin were animated geometric forms or fractals, always colourful, always something to watch for longer as it changes regularly.

Redi (Red Bikcin) sent me an invitation to her latest exhibtion “Manet 3D” and the poster did not fit at all to what I saw so far from Redi. Hence I had a look on Monday July 12th.
Manet 3D” is exactly what the name implies. Pictures from Manet in three dimensions. That is of course hard to capture in 2D pictures. Each of the 9 pictures of Redi is in a box with the main object in the front and one or more layers behind. If you look at them frontal, it is a 2D picture, if you look from aside you see the different layers and the picture changes.

Impressions of “Manet 3D” by Red Bikcin (1)

Redi added a third dimension to Manet’s paintings. She worked with the orignal pictures and cutted out some parts to get the 3D effect (NO, of course she worked with digital copies or photographs of the orginals *winks*).

Impressions of “Manet 3D” by Red Bikcin (2)

Red Bikcin is from Spain and in Second Life for more than 14 years. She has her own gallery, the R&D Art Gallery Diotima.

Landmark to Manet 3D by Red Bikcin
Red Bikcin’s R&D Art Gallery Diotima

Art in Second Life 2020 (76) La Maison d’Aneli Nov/Dec

On Wednesday, November 25th, a new exhibtion was opened at La Maison d’Aneli. It features the art of Bebop Xue, Adwehe, Eylinea, Aleallo, Nils Urqhart, DameKlaudia Demonia, Red Bikcin and kjs Yip.

As usual I didn’t wait until the opening and I couldn’t attend the opening event due to my other obligations in RL and SL. Hence I peeked in again early.

I started my visit with the skybox of Bebop Xue. Bebop is a French artist und in Second Life for over 12 years, yet I haven’t come across her before. Bobop’s skybox is devided in 4 rooms, the floor, the walls and the ceiling are animated with a light effects projecting combs on the surfaces and they are permanently changing. Bobop uses kind soap bubbles that rain from nowhere and vanish again. This way there is a steady motion in the exhibition box and the showcased pictures and the few hoovering 3D objects become more static. Her pictures are colourful, are often showing faces or scifi elements and are in my opinion really artful.

With less than 3 years Adwehe is still quite new to Second Life. I saw her art already a few times, twice at La Maison d’Aneli and at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery. So far I saw always something different, Adwehe is is experimenting with different forms of art and with the possibilities that Second Life offers. The main part of her skybox is filled with a structure of different, mainly black and white and grey transparent layers, sometimes with a touch of blue, with stairs inside. You can walk into the structure and you get different views depending on your position and viewing angle. Inside of the structure several figures are kneeling ..  standing .. they appear and vanish, sometimes you see just one, sometines the other, sometimes none and rarely all. The structure tempts you to stay and try out more views.


Eylinea is with 2,5 years also quite new to Second life, and I saw her art before also at La Maison d’Aneli and at VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery. And like Adwehe she’s still exploring the possibilities and trying out new things. Her passion seem to be objects and moving light effects. Her room in the current exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli is filled with cubes and spheres. While some cubes stay fiexed at their places, the spheres and other cubes are constantly moving around on fixed routes, they turn and they shine and glow, producing different effects. It’s fun watching and letting your mind wander.
Eylinea writes abotu herself in the accompanying notecard: “Photographer, cube juggler, light dresser, tattoo artist apprentice, designer, designer of cardboard furniture and lights, jewellery maker…. dreamer at her own time! To sum it up: creator of lots of things, curious about everything. That’s how I could qualify my sl… and my rl!

Allo (Aleallo) is in Second Life for 4 years. It is the first time I saw his work. Allo makes portrait pictures of people in Second Life. He keeps them im black and white. The showcased portraits at La Maison d’Aneli all seems to tell a story as portraits should do.

I visited the skybox of Nils Upqhart next. It is designed like a classic gallery space, the walls are filled with photographs of landscapes and of some wildlife. The floor is designed fitting to the pictures as a green meadow and there are some opportunities to sit. There are really quite a lot of photographs and they show how beautiful and even lonesome the nature even in Central Europe can be. Some of Nils’ photographs are awesome and capture a very particular atmosphere.
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French landscape photographer in RL. He take s his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). And even if I didn’t come across him so far yet, he has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website

Claudia C. Erdesathi (DameKlaudia Demonia) is from France and in Second Life for far over 12 years. She’s a former roleplayer and became a SL photographer and thematic setting builder for her own use. She “creates scenes around many fields of the science-fiction and fantasy: cyborgs, gynoids, Giger style inspired characters, dragons, vampires, etc… and sometimes explores the paths of intimate portraits or special effects with the depths of the technical boundaries…
Her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is an ancient temple with female statues embedded in the walls and in the center of the temple some angel statues. The four walls of the temple are used to showcase Claudia’s picture … most of them I’d categorise fantasy or scifi fantasy.

I saw Red Bikcin’s art before, the last time in 2018 (read here). Actually one of her pictures is at our home. Red’s skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is colourful and futuristic as I expected it to be. All walls, floor and ceiling are animated with a blue/green starry sky with some fog and clouds moving. There are several animated colourful fractals at the walls and round fractals that even radiate light in form of beams into the room. It is fun to be in Red’s box and just to watch the animations and the every changing impressions.
Red Bikcin is from Spain and in Second Life for more than 13 years (like me). She has her own gallery, the R&D Art Gallery Diotima. Her artworks are especially fractals, although also has made exhibitions with photography and installations.

kjs Yip (aka Jochen Schülpke in RL) is in Second Life for almost 14 years. Since January 2007 he has been dealing with light, color and prim, the basic elements of the virtual world and quite soon began exhibting his art work.
Jochen Schülpke worked for a long time as a TV journalist, wage clerk, photographer, TV editor and cameraman, is now retired. Now he acts with the pictures of kjs Yip from the virtual world. He shows them as collages in the real world. Of course, J. Schülpke is only a representative, an appearance, an avatar of kjs Yip. 😉
His skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is very colourful. In the center is a structure in blue, red yellow, and green that is used as a stairwell to get to a platform within the skybox. At this platform kjs provides some basics about his work. You can downlod three books of him about “Painting with light, colours and prims” or scroll through displayed books. The walls of the skybox are used to display more of his art. I admit, I was impressed – well, I do like colours.

The current exhibition stays opened at least until December 10th.
La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNeT Gallery
Art gallery Rill’Arts
Nils Upqhart (or Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
Red Bikcin’s R&D Art Gallery Diotima

Diary 2018 (127) July 18th – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) in Pompeii

Again I had a nice and varied day on Wendesday, July 18th. I was inworld quite early in the afternoon and made a short simploring tour (see yesterday’s post here). After my tour I went to see slave Gwen at home. The poor slave had to pee and just because I can I denied visiting the toilet and watched her peeing in front of me.
Then I took her to Lochme where she got a set of RR vixen cuffs. With time she will collect some gear. I helped her setting them up and went away from the keyboard for a bit for writing about my simploring tour.

July 18th: Diomita with slave Gwen at home / Diomita and Angelique storing slave Leana, slave kelly and slave Gwen at Stones ‘N Rubber (sNR)

Upon my return slave kelly and slave Leana had joined slave Gwen at home and also Angelique came by. For some strange reason SL had sent a teleport offer from me to slave kelly, maybe an old one that was delivered upon her return online to Stones ‘N Rubber (sNR), where we had stored slave kelly the day before. We chatted a bit, then Angelique and I took the 3 slaves back to Stones ‘N Rubber (sNr) and leashed them there.

At night I picked slave kelly and slave Gwen up at Stones ‘N Rubber (sNR) and I asked the present crowd if they had behaved. I got some valuable feedback, something to consider *winks*. When I returned home, Jenny just came inworld too and we caught up about SL and RL news. slave Gwen had to leave us again and slave Flo joined us.

July 18th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave kelly and slave Gwen at home / visiting the concert “David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) in Pompeii” in Second Life with slave Flo and slave kelly

I got an invitation for a concert at Diotima from Redi (Red Bikcin): “David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) in Pompeii” and Jenny and I decided to go there with slave Kelly and slave Flo.
It was a great concert and we enjoyed the music while chatting between eachother, very relaxing.
At the end of the concert and after slave Flo had left us, we went over to Psi’s realm and exposed slave kelly there, leashed in the middle of the main room. Psi Merlin, the owner of Psi’s realm was there but absent. She’s often there being away from the keyboard. Kitty often steals her keys and places her in a cage or does something else mischievous to her.

July 18th: Mistress Jenny and Diomita storing slave kelly at Psi’s realm

Jenny said to Psi “by the way, Psi, Kitty told us we own you now“. Being absent Psi didn’t answer and I went over and checked if the keys of her restraints were left out, they weren’t. I replied to Jenny instead of Psi “oh do we, Jenny? Then we own Psi’s realm too and hence slave kelly is at home here ….. Ask Kitty to give some spare keys of our property to us, Jenny“.
Perhaps we seeded some gossip….

And that’s it about a varied and relaxing day in Second Life

Simploring 2018 (58) Diotima, Ocio y Cultura

After my visit to the exhibition “Fractal Chaos Theory by Redi”  I got in contact to Redi (Red Bikcin). She appreciated my report about her exhibition and told me that she also liked the fractals of Gem Preiz, a passion we share. She even made a little book about Gem Preiz, that she provided to me. It attaches to the HUD and shows te work of Gem Preiz along with a text in Spanish. To bad that I don’t understand Spanish at all.

Example pages of LIBRO GEM PREIZ ARTISTAS SL 2 by Red Bikcin

Redi also invited me to see the other parts of Diotima, Ocio y Cultura, the place where her current exhibition is located in a skybox. I visited Diotima, Ocio y Cultura on Tuesday, July 3rd, late night.
Diotima, Ocio y Cultura (Ocio y Cultura is Spanish and means leisure and culture) consists of several buildings, courts and a beach area. There’re two art galleries, a disco, a pub, a small shopping mall with an art shop among others and a grand theatre. From the basements of these buildings you can access the beach. This all pretty much explains the name Ocio y Culture.

Diotima, Ocio y Cultura – overview

Of course I visited the 2 art galleries. The first currently shows an exhibtion by Oceanida called Monster. Ana (oceanida) makes photographs in black and white. Monster shows variations of the title picture in several colours arranged in a way that they mirror to the floor provided in different viewing experience. In a second room the exhibition shows surreal b/w photographs. The room is divided by transparent coloured wall and this visual effect provides a particular focus on the pictures itself.

Impressions of “Monster by Oceanida” at R&D Gallery, Diotima (1)

You can grab a folder with information about the artist close to the entrance to the second room. It contains the poster of the exhibition, a business card from Oceanida, a link to Oceanida’s website and some information about the exhibition, unfortunately that is in Spanish once again, so I couldn’t really read and understand it.

Impressions of “Monster by Oceanida” at R&D Gallery, Diotima (2)

The second art gallery shows the work of Barry Richez, an artist from France. It’s about fractals once again and titeled “Dreams in Space Fractals”. The fractals are displayed on the walls of the 1st and 2nd floor. They are static. On the 2nd floor you find a animated 3D plastique with poofs spreading pigeons and hearts. It is called “Peace and Love”, how fitting.

Impressions of “Dreams in Space Fractals by Barry Richez” at R&D Gallery, Diotima

After visiting the 2 art galleries I had a short walk over to the disco and the “Diotima pub” (I’m pretty sure there’s a typo and it should have been named “Diomita’s pub” *winks*) as well as to the shopping mall with it’s library and art shop. From there you can also acess the beach. I ended my visit of Diotima, Ocio y Cultura with a short look at the grand theatre.

Impressions of Diotima, Ocio y Cultura: Disco (upper left) / Diotima Pub (upper right) / art shop (lower left) / Gran Teatro (lower right)

As I know now Diotima, Ocio y Cultura is owned by Redi (Red Bekcin). It was once founded together with someone else, hence the name of the owning Group “Red&Danni”. Thank you for providing your space for the art as well as for leisure. Too bad for me that it seems to be most for a Spanish community.

Landmark to Diotima, Ocio y Cultura
Website of the artist Ana (Oceanida Resident)

Simploring 2018 (55) Fractal Chaos Theory by Redi

Saturday, June 23rd, when I scrolled over the new entries at SL Destinations my attention was caught by a title and a picture “Fractal Chaos Theory – Redi (red.bikcin) – Diotima, Gigli Waves, Second life“.

Red&Danni – R&D art gallery

I like fractals and they always attracted me in their simplicity and simlutaneously in their complexity. I have seen quite some great exhibtions of fractal art in Second Life already. The title caught my attention because of Diotima, which is a greek name and up to today a quite rare female fist name. When I joined Second Life more than 10 years ago, I selected this name as my first name – and made a typo. That’s how Diomita was created.

This said, I had to visit this place. It is an art gallery. I couldn’t find out really much about it as there’s no notecard and no landmark description. The plot is owned by a group named Red&Danni, which was founded by Jos Kass. The group picture contains a text “R&D art gallery” – Red&Danni art gallery? The plot is named “Diotima, Ocio y Cultura”. Ocio y Cultura is Spanish and means leisure and culture.

Fractal Chaos Theory by Redi (Red Bikcin) – the exhibition at R&D gallery (1)

I assume that Redi (Red Bikcin) is involved or co-owning the R&D gallery. Currently there’s an exhibition of Red Bikcin’s fractal art. The exhibition is quite large and extends over 2 floors. Where you enter the gallery there’re innumerable live sized holograms of one and the same person in black and white, obviously it is a neko.
The room is surrounded by big fractal objects and at it’s end you walk through a colourful archway into another room. Every once in a while you find educational texts about fractals and I will quote them later on.
The second room and the whole second floor, that you reach walking upstairs at the end of the second room, has large fractal objects and most of them are steadily moving. They are transparent and often you literally walk through them. Every piece is very colourful, the whole exhibtion is very colourful. Embedded are some single pieces of Red Bikcin, and some of them are even for sale for reasonable prices.

Fractal Chaos Theory by Redi (Red Bikcin) – the exhibition at R&D gallery (2)

“Chaos is the science of surprises, of the nonlinear and the unpredictable. While most raditional science deals with supposedly predictable phenomena, Chaos Theory deals with nonlinear things that are effectively impossible to predict or control.”

“The phenomena of Chaos are often described by fractal mathematics, which captures the infinite complexity of nature. Many natural objects exhibit fractal properties. Recognizing the chaotic, fractal nature of our world can give us new insight, power and wisdom.”

Fractal Chaos Theory by Redi (Red Bikcin) – the exhibition at R&D gallery (3)

“A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are seld-similar across diffent scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop.”

“Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar. Order / Disorder Chaos is not simply disorder. Chaos explores the transistions between order and disorder, which often occur in surprising ways.”

“Simply put, a fratal is a geometric object that is similar to itself on all scales. It you zoom in on a fractal object it will look similar or exactly like the original shape. This property is called self-similarity. But if you put an image fractal in a SL prim, and you modify the structures of that prim, the possibilities of chaotic changes they are endless. Fractals are of particular relevance in the field of chaos theory, since the graphs of most chaotic processes are fractal.”

Fractal Chaos Theory by Redi (Red Bikcin) – the exhibition at R&D gallery (4)

Red Bikcin’s exhibition about fractals at R&D gallery is not only educational, it lets you experience the fractals as you’re surrounded by them in all dimensions. And as many of the fractals and objects are steadily changing and moving, you get different imrepssions every second. The concept with transparent walls and floors give the impression of endlessness. I had a closer look at the single objects of Red Bikcin as well and I really liked them, smaller pieces of art that do unfold their effect even as a stand-alone piece of art.

At the end of my visit I bought one of Red Bikcin’s stand-alone objects and placed it at home near to our dancefloor. Slowly I begin to get a collection of art presented in Second Life.

June 23rd at home: Diomita placing Red Bikcin’s fractal art piece near to the dance floor.

It’s a shame that there’s no more information about the artist Red Bikcin and her profile doesn’t give away much of her as well (as I don’t speak Spanish). I enjoyed my visit very much! Thank you Redi for your art, the educational texts about fractals and the wonderful and colourful experience that you provide with this exhibition. Thank you Jos Kass and whoever else is involved in the R&D gallery.

Landmark to Diotima, Ocio y Cultura – R&D gallery