Art in Second Life 2020 (18A) Endometriosis by Cherry Manga

On Friday, April 10th, I had some time in the later morning and went on a short art-tour. I first went to “Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises” (HEA). On April 10th, at night, a new installation was going to be opened “Endometriosis by Cherry Manga” and I had a quick look at it.
I came across Cherry Manga in January when I visited Strange Garden (see here), which is located in a huge skybox sphere at ADreNaLin, a new art and music place owned by JadeYu Fhang and Cherry Manga. And at the opening of “Endometriosis by Cherry Manga” the music was by JadeYu.

Endimetriosis by Cherry Manga at HEA gallery (1)

“Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to those in the endometrium, the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus, grow outside of it. Most often this is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue around the uterus and ovaries; however, in rare cases it may also occur in other parts of the body (source: wikipedia)

Endimetriosis by Cherry Manga is a 3D installatio with a large female figure in the center. The woman suffers from Endimetriosis and is surrounded by red blood plates floating around her. I personally suffered with her but I also was impressed by the artful creation and how the moving light made her look differently from various angels and even from one position. I can imagine that there’s an additional effect with the right music.

Endimetriosis by Cherry Manga at HEA gallery (2)

Hannington Endowment  for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises – Despite ist name “Xeltentat Enterprises” is not a Commercial sim in any way. It is a peaceful and private area for contemplation and Relaxation, nd is proud to host Artists at The Hive!”
It is owned by Hannington Xeltentat. “Hanningtom Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises” – or short HEA, was built by Tansee, who also runs the gallery.  Thank you Hannington for providing the space and thank you Tansee from enabling the isntallation “Endometriosis by Cherry Manga”

Landmark to Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeltentat%20Enterprises/127/126/3503

Art in Second Life 2020 (15) Wildflowers of The Prairie

Thursday, April 2nd, I went to “Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises” (HEA) to have a look what’s new. Some hives were still work in progress, but one new exhibition had just opened – Wildflowers of The Prairie by Thunda Masala.

You can grab a notecard with information about the artist and about the project before you step down into the “The Queen Bee Gallery” downstairs.

Impressions of “Wildflowers of The Pairie” by Thunda Masala (1)

Thunda Masala is a freelance photographer who lives in Iowa. He is also a molecular biologist. Thunda is drawn to the images of countryside because of the beauty and simplicity of  nature, landscape and livestock. Open spaces, dusty meandering roads, vast sky and gently rolling land of Iowa provide ample opportunity and satisfaction of capturing nature in its varied seasonal moods. Thunda also runs a blog about Second Life.

Thunda’s mission is to help preserving the praire. “More than 98% of the original prairie are lost to agriculture and industrial development. As such, this constitutes the largest devastation of any ecosystem on our planet. There are numerous efforts, both private and government-led , that intend to restore prairie- the land and its flora and fauna. However, these are minuscule efforts compared to what we have lost.
Wildflowers probably constitute the most obvious components of the prairie. Through these photographs of wildflowers, I hope to show what beauty they bring to the land and why we should try our best to preserve the gift of nature to protect the existing prairie and hopefully augment it.

Impressions of “Wildflowers of The Pairie” by Thunda Masala (2)

The exhibition at HEA shows a selection of great pictures of flowers and insects, close up pictures as well a whole meadows. The pictures really give a good impression of the beauty that comes with natures.
The pictures are arranged in a circle, the walls show a meadow, the ceiling is blue, the floor is earth-coloured and covered with different grasses, two deers stand hiding in higher grass and watch, some butterflies liven up the scene. In the center is a video screen where you can watch a video slideshow with more pictures from Thunda. At least I had to fumble a bit to get it running in Second Life as the meadow in front made clicking to agree to data protection rules almost impossible. But I managed it and view the video inworld. Alternatively you can watch it here or use the direct link provided below.

 

Thunda’s pictures are really impressive. I like the way they are presented in a room that provides a little feel of Pairie. What is certainly missing is the smell and the sound of insects. I enjoyed my short visit and it was educational in addition.
Thank you Thunda!

Impressions of “Wildflowers of The Pairie” by Thunda Masala (3)

Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises – Despite its name, ‘Xeltentat Enterprises’ is not a commercial sim in any way. It is a peaceful and private area for contemplation and relaxation, and is proud to host artists at The Hive!”
It is owned by Hannington Xeltentat. “Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises” – or short HEA, was built by Tansee, who also runs the Gallery. Thank you Hannington for providing the space and thank you Tansee for enabling the exhibition “Wildflowers of The Prairie”

“Wildflowers of The Prairie” shall be opened until April 30th

Landmark to Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeltentat%20Enterprises/127/126/3503
Video Wildflowers Of The Prairie TM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOyUFJLJGhk&feature=youtu.be
Thunda’s blog about Second Life
https://storiesfromsecondlife.wordpress.com

Art in Second Life 2020 (13) Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz

On Thursday, March 19th, I came across an exhibtion of Gem Preiz when scrolling through scoop.it SL Destinations. His newest exhibtion is called “Elusive Reality” and is shown at “Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises

Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises – Despite its name, ‘Xeltentat Enterprises’ is not a commercial sim in any way. It is a peaceful and private area for contemplation and relaxation, and is proud to host artists at The Hive!
It is owned by Hannington Xeltentat. “Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises” – or short HEA Gallery, was built by Tansee, who also runs the Gallery. It is open now for 4 months, hence it is quite new.

Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises – Shedule of current and future exhibtions (upper left) / “Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz” at Hive 1 (lower left) / accompanying text to “Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz” (right)

I wrote already quite often about Gem Preiz and his fractal art, the last time in 2019 when I visited his own art gallery the “Gem Preiz Fractal Art Gallery” (see Simploring 2019 (10) Gem Preiz Fractal Art Gallery)

Gem Preiz “is educated in science and mathematics and is fond of anything related to Nature, Cosmos and Earth, from astronomy to geology. The world of fractals is, in the same way, ruled by Mathematics functions which, as Physics do in Nature, enable to create objects which features repeat themselves at every scale. There lies his passion for fractals: create thanks to the power and pureness of the Mathematical concept, images the complexity of which can suggest Nature beings, objects or sceneries.” (taken from the notecard that you can grab at the exhibition)

Impressions of “Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz” at Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises (1)

With his exhibtion “Elusive Reality” Gem gives us his explanation of what we see there (see also in the above 1st picture):
…. Each discovery raises as many new questions as it solves enigma, making the material around us an incresingly elusive reality.
Elusive as the details of the 12 fractal images that this exhibition displays, which your eye will perceive more and more precisely as you approach them, but that no calculation or viewer can reveal in their ultimate fineness. Elusive like the crystalline decoration whose facets appear or disappear depending on the movements or angles of view, forming a solid base where standing without letting itself decipher.
I invite you to explore this unreal universe, where fragmentation and apparent chaos combine with the mineral rigidity of monoliths, an image of a multiple world, a world of illusions, a world that we will never grasp better than imperfectly.” (Gem Preiz)

Impressions of “Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz” at Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises (2)

The exhibtion is a feast for the eyes in red and yellow. The red and white respectively the yellow and white glowing blocks change their appearance as you walk through the exhibtion. You see the 12 exhibited pictures from far away as an eye catcher and you see more and more details as you walk closer. Each of them is a real masterpiece and full of details. You can loose yourself in all the details. And now just imagine how these fractals were created .. the result of mathematical operations yet you can’t recognize the origin anymore nor can you really recognize a regular pattern.

As always I was excited seeing Gem’s art. It has been a while that I saw his art. Thank you Gem, for this great exhibtion! I enjoyed my visit a lot. Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz will stay open until End of March, so hurry up if you want to see it yourself.

Impressions of “Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz” at Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises (3)

Many thanks also to Hannington Xeltentat who provided the space for the art and many thanks also to Tansee for builidng and curating the gallery. I didn’t hear from this art place before and unfortunately had not the time to have a look at the other exhibitions so far, but I’m pretty sure that I will come back. The upcoming program sounds promising.

Landmark to Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises where you can see amoung other exhibtions “Elusive Reality by Gem Preiz”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeltentat%20Enterprises/127/126/3503
Landmark to Gem Preiz Fractal Art Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seductive%20Horizons/11/228/297