Art in Second Life 2020 (61) Silence by Theda Tammas

On September 19th the new DixMix Gallery opened its doors. I reported about it here (Art in Second Life 2020 (57) DixMix Gallery September/October 2020).
On September 26th Theda Tammas newest installation named “Silence” was opened. It is located in a seperate skybox called “Womb” at DixMix Gallery. I visited September 27th.

In order to have the full experience you should accept the windlight change and set advanced lighting and schadows on. The installation consists of several geometric structures that appear in the fog and become more and more visible as you approach them. Figures appear … they climb the structures, they melt into the structures. At one structure you see the figures walking in a long line, about 10 of them (I didn’t count). They walk but don’t get anywhere.

Impressions of “Silence” by Theda Tammas at DixMix Gallery (1)

Another group of 4 figures form a circle and hoover in the air. It is silent, no music, no noise, no sound – just you in the foogy, hazy skybox alone with the walking figures with the geometric forms.

Impressions of “Silence” by Theda Tammas at DixMix Gallery (2)

Theda Tammas is in SL for more than 12 years. She has had already some exhibtions of her work. I couldn’t find out a lot more about her. If I interpreted it right, then she’s from Brasil (I might be wrong though). Theda has an own website where you can see a lot of her former installations.

Impressions of “Silence” by Theda Tammas at DixMix Gallery (3)

There is a longer blog about Theda Tammas’ “Silence” on the 99 faces blog (read here). The blog deals with “Silence”, it’s definition, how we miss silence nowadays and then how Theda translated our desire for silence into her isntallation. The post includes a video that might give you another good insight into what to expect at DixMix Gallery

Landmark to Dixmix Gallery 2020
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madori%20Bay/46/213/22
Theda Tammas website
http://bytheda.weebly.com/
99faces blog “Silence by Theda Tammas
https://99faces.com/silence-by-theda-tammas/