Simploring 2019 (118) “The Mind Melter”

On Thursday, November 28th, I read a snippet in Aneli Abeyante’s group chat. Aneli shared a landmark to “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen. She added: “A visual psychoacoustic trip To Vegetal Planet. Can’t miss this amazing experience”.

I went there the next day and it was an amazing experience. “The Mind Melter” is a video art installation by Thoth Jantzen, an artist I ad never heard about before. The installation is made of many geometrical arranged semitransparent cubes. In the center are is one cube that contains many other cubes again and 3 objects looking like hourglasses are at each side of the center cube.

Impressions of “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen (1)

Don’t forget to allow media (auto-play) and to allow inworld scripts to play media the settings of your viewer. Furtheron use Advanced Lighting.

Impressions of “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen (2)

Now as you stand in the installation surrounded by the cubes a video is projected on all surfaces, reflecting the video ….. the pictures will cross the edges of the cubes. Sometimes you can recognize flowers, faces, insects, animals but the pictures kind of melt, every viewing angle gives a different impression. At other times you can read words. The world around you is colourful, sometimes green, somtimes, blue and on other times red.

Impressions of “The Mind Melter” by Thoth Jantzen (3)

The installation is accompanied with psychedelic music – you almost make a drug trip (I admit I never experienced one ever but that might be what you see). “The Mind Melter” is an intriguing art installation. From Thoth Jantzen’s profile I got the information that “The Mind Melter” was opened on November 13th and it is not yet clear how long it could be visited.
Thank you Vroum Short for enabling this installation at VeGaTal PLaNeT and thank you Thoth for providing this experience for us all.

Landmark to “The Mind Melter”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/125/126/520

Diary 2019 (170) October 31st – Halloween in Second Life

On Thursday, October 31st, Halloween I met with Mistress in the afternoon. Halloween is a particular fun in Second Life. Many places are decorated for it, many people wear weired costumes and there’re parties. Mistress Jenny and I first caught up with our mutual news, then we dressed for the day. Mistress wore her bloody Halloween dress and I got into a witch costume. We went to club Domme a domme and spent some time there. BC came by and Luci joined us kneeling at our feet.

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at home and at club Domme a domme with BC and Luci

At night we visited 3 Halloween parties. We started at velvet dreams mainstore. slave Flo and slave Gwendi joined us there. The slaves didn’t change into something Halloween-ish but we saw another shiny and transparent outfit of Gwendi. Ann (TransAnn) joined us there and changed into a Halloween dress with many skulls. And Argi joined us there as well. We hadn’t seen her since August. It was good to see her again and to know that she’s doing well. The party at velvet dreams mainstore ended at 10:30 PM and we moved on to Venustus. There was no real Halloween party going on there but we listened to good music and made it to an Halloween party.

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny, Diomita, Argi, Ann, slave Fo and slave Gwendi dancing at velvet dreams mainstore and at Venustus

I had an invite from Aneli Abeyante and Vroum Short for another Halloween party at VeGeTaL PLaNeT starting at 11 PM and we went there next. The decoration of the party area was great and the windlight setting was very fitting. Argi and Ann left us as well as slave Flo soon afterwards but Mistress, slave Gwendi and I continued dancing and chatting there until after midnight.

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Gwendi and slave Flo at VeGeTaL PLaNeT celebrating Halloween

It was a very relaxed and enjoyable Halloween!

October 31, Halloween: Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Gwendi at VeGeTaL PLaNeT celebrating Halloween

Simploring 2019 (81) La noveau Maison d’Aneli – joined exhibition of six artists

La Maison d’Aneli recently moved and is now located at VeGeTaL PLaNeT, which is created and owned by Vroum Short. On Wedbesday, July 17th, Aneli Abeyante opened the first exhibition in the new rooms and I visited on Thursday, July 18th. My visit reminded me that VeGeTaL PLaNeT is still on my list of places to explore.

The exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli presents the art of 4 artists, Sweet Susanowa, Patrick Moya, Winterwolf Talullah and Ule (uleria.caramel). In addition two more exhibtion spaces are used to present examples of Vroum Short’s art and of the art created by Aneli herself. The concept of the exhibitions and of the gallery remained the same. The new gallery is a bit more open and looks a bit more modern.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 – current exhibition poster / a view from the entrance (upper right) / vroum Short’s art (lower right)

Right close to the entrance is the space, that is dedicated to Sweet Susanowa. Sweet joined Second Life 11 years ago without thinking about any exhibition at a gallery. She is a photographer now in real life as well as in Second Life. At La Maison d’Aneli different examples of her work are displayed ranging from processed and artificially manipulated black and white portrait pictures, erotic art to coloured abstract art. There’s one blurry portrait of a photographer – that might be the artist herself.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Sweet Susanowa

Uleria Caramel is an artist from Finland who joined RL 9 years ago. She has had several exhibitions in Second Life already. For the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli she used old abstract pictures that she created aged between 12 and 14 years old. She enhanced the colours and added some digital effects to them. She wrotes about the exhibited pictures: “I really don’t know what else to say about them… you as a person who sees them, can judge them. Thank you!” And that’s the nature of art, everybody sees it with a personal view form a personal perspective.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Uleria Caramel

Talullah Winterwolf is almost 10 years in Second Life. She was trained in Fashion Design in RL. The pieces exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli are layered images. Each piece tells a story, some are deeply autobiographical, others could be inspired by a chance snippet of conversation, a memory, a line in a song or book … each one contains an emotion Talullah was feeling strongly at the time.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Talullah Winterwolf

I saw already some of Patrick Moya’s art. I came across him in 2017 when I visited his Moya Land (read Simploring 2017 (56) Moya).
Patrick Moya (born 1955 in Troyes, France), is a French artist. He is a part of the artistic movement “Ecole de Nice”. Moya has been at the forefront since the 1970s of straddling the latest forms of media and technology to benefit art rather than rendering it extinct.
(excerpt from wikipedia).
He is an early pioneer of video art and is active with his art in Second Life since 2007 in addition to his work in the physical world. The barriers between the two worlds do blur in his artistic work. Moya Patrick (moya janus) has also a website http://moyapatrick.com/ with tons of information about his work and about Moya in Second Life. Unfortunately it is in French only.
At La Maison d’Aneli we see different pieces of his work, all of them clearly showing Patrick Moya’s style. Most of them are dealing with different ways of creating kind of a Moya brand displaying the name Moya.

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 -Patrick Moya

Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. As mentioned above she created VeGeTaL PLaNet, the new location of La Maison d’Aneli. VeGeTaL PLaNet is “a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life. In her underwater exhibitions, living plant sculptures and luminous paintings, animated in 3D, mingle“. Vroum Short’s art, currently exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli shows moving abstract objects in 2D and 3D with particular light effect.
Aneli Abeyante’s art is exhibited in the room next to Vroum Short’s art. Aneli also creates objects in 2D and 3D, colourful, steadily moving, and with particular light effects. Aneli writes about herself: “I love geometry and mathematics. So after much practice, I managed to clear structures and shapes. In reality I practice painting, I do not have precise style but I always seek harmonization.”

La Maison d’Aneli July 2019 – vroum Short (upper left and right) / Aneli Abeyante (middle and lower left)

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 Aneli for another great exhibition and thank you to all artists. The current Exhibition runs until end of August. Enjoy your visit, if you go there yourself.

Landmark to La Maison d”Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/101/136/3502

Simploring 2019 (64) Binary Radiation at the Gallery La Serre

Sunday, June 9th, I visited the exhibition “Binary Radiation” at the gallery La Serre. The gallery La Serre is located at VeGeTaL PLaNeT. I came across across VeGeTaL PLaNeT during my visit to the latest exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli (read Simploring 2019 (56) La Maison d’Aneli in May). VeGeTaL PLaNeT is created by Vroum Short, who was one of the artists presented in May at La Maison d’Aneli.

The exhibition “Binary Radiation” opened on Monday, June 10th and I visited before it opened. Aneli Abeyante, owner of La Maison d’Aneli, had sent an invitation for the opening to me. Aneli is also curating the gallery La Serre.

“Binary Radiation” by Nino Vichan at Gallery La Serre (1)

Binary Radiation is an installation by Nino Vichan. The walls of the gallery are covered with integrated circuits. In the center of the room are two projectors sending light beams to the opposite wall. The light beams consist partly of the digits 0 and 1. The silhouettes of humans seem to operate the projectors and they also seem to control a spherical device in each beam that constantly changes it form obviously following fractal rules.

The whole installation is full of light effects and the pictures I took can’t really express what you see when visiting in 3D. You will be caught in a world of 0’s and 1’s, literally diving into a binary world, caught by artificial intelligence? In which way you interpret Nino’s work is up to you. I was impressed by the effects and the countless different forms and circuits I could discover only for seconds before they were replaced again. It is also intriguing to take a closer look at the two silhouettes.

“Binary Radiation” by Nino Vichan at Gallery La Serre (2)

Aneli, who was present during my pre-opening visit, told me that Nino is Italian. He’s not only doing installation with light effect but also creates drawings and other forms of art. She gave me two links, one about “Desert Abstract“, a series of abstract images from 2014 that Nino made inspired by a visit to Nevada. The other link shows some of Nino’s drawings that were exhibited in Second Life in 2012.

“Binary Radiation” by Nino Vichan at Gallery La Serre (3)

Aneli also told me that she is going to move her “La Maison d’Aneli” to VeGeTaL PLaNeT. The first exhibition there will be opened mid of July.

Thank you Nino for this great and inspiring installation. I enjoyed my visit a lot.
Thank you Vroum for providing the gallery La Serre and thank you Aneli for curating the gallery.

Landmark to Gallery La Serre
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/107/135/3502
Link to “Desert Abstract”
http://artedland.eu/?p=1740
Link to Nino Vichan’s drawings from 2012
https://thekarroleansblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/je-ne-vous-raconte-pas-mon-reveil.html

Simploring 2019 (56) La Maison d’Aneli in May

On Wednesday, May 15th, a new exhibtion was opened to the public at La Maison d’Aneli. This month the gallery presents insights in the art of Giovanna Cerise, Mathilde Vhargon, Vroum Short, DELALUNE Ella, McGrafite and Tshirtkikill Straaf.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – the entrance hall with Aneli Abeyante’s chessmen

The entrance hall of La Maison d’Aneli is used to display Aneli Abeyante’s own art, a chess in black, red and white with abstract, modern chessmen. You get to the exhibition of the above mentioned artists by teleporting from the entrance hall.

Vroum Short’s installation “Mirror” and Giovanna Verise’s Installation are 3D installations, while the other 4 artists display their pictures.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Marisa Camelo (mcgrafite)

McGrafite’s passion is drawing. The biography distributed by Aneli just reveals a bit about McGrafite “Since I was born that I always loved to draw, drawing is part of me, it is my therapy, my passion …
I started to make graphite portraits, through photography, about 10 years ago and I never stopped! I started drawing full-time making portraits, other kinds of realistic drawings and designs for tattoos.” I didn’t find an avatar of this name and the exhibited art was uploaded by Aneli. Hence asked Aneli and she told me that she got the pictures from McGrafite, who has problems connecting to SL at the moment.
I went to McGrafite’s gallery. Strangely enough, I could see Marisa Camelo (mcgrafite)’s profile there (when inspecting the exhibited art) – but not using the search function. McGrafite is Portugese and there’s more information about her and her art on her website.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Mathilde Vhargon

Mathilde Vhargon is “a former classical musician, she began making sculptures in Second Life 10 years ago, and soon became more focused on digital painting, which she creates using only Gimp and ArtRage programmes“. She loves strong colours and abstract forms. At La Maison d’Aneli her part of the exhibtion extends over 2 floors. The lower floor, shows colour compositions, some slightly reminding me of kaleidoscopes, the upper floor presents pictures of geometric abstraction. In my personal opinion the latter are quite impressive.
The notecard with Mathilde’s biography that you can grab at the exhibtion also lists her other current exhibtions in Second Life (quite some).
Remark: You can identify her art by searching the leaf in each of Mathilde’s pictures, it’s her kind of signature.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Giovanna Cerise

Giovanna Cerise is not unknow to me. I visited Flash Back / Flash Forward in 2017 (read Simploring 2017 (42) Flash Back / Flash Forward), in 2016 I visited her LEA-installation Monochrome (read here) and in April 2015 I saw Otium (read here: A visit to Otium). Giovanna is an Italian literature teacher and musician. In Second Life she’s active since Ende of 2008 and had many exhibtions and installations. She particpated in the LEA program participations and her list of activities and appearances is long. For more information look up her website.
The installation shown at La Maison d’Aneli has no specific name. It was inspired by poetry of Alda Merini “… one lies on the back of the world and feels…
The sculptures are no that easy to see when you’re too close to them, the room is filled with geometric forms, mostly transparent blocks and stairs. Between them you find the sculptures, or what appears to be a sculpture when you look not too close … they are puzzle pieces like the complex world around them, but then they are also individuals nonetheless.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Lune (delalune ella)

Lune (delalune ella) is French and she’s in Second Life since 2007. Her art is shown on 2 floors, one floor for her colourful kaleidoscope pictures, one for her photographs. Her kaleidoscopes animate to dive into them, to explore them, her photographs radiate peace and serenity.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Tshirtkikill Straaf

Behind Tshirtkikill Straaf in Second life is the French graphic artist Stéph Para. His work is kind of bizarre, funny and mostly just in black and white, hence if he uses colour it catches your attention much more. There are two websites (la bonne anime and la bonne illustration) where you could get more information, supposed your understand more French than I do.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Vroum Short

Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. She created VeGeTaL PLaNet, about which I read already and which is on my list of places to visit. According to the artist notecard that I got at La Maison d’Aneli VeGeTaL PLaNet is “a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life. In her underwater exhibitions, living plant sculptures and luminous paintings, animated in 3D, mingle
The installation a La Maison d’Aneli is called “Mirror” and should be seen with your windlight set to midnight. The reflections of the geometric objects are amazing, it is a world of itself that you can walk through.

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 Aneli for another great exhibition and thank you to all artists. Enjoy your visit – I did.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/32/40/21
McGrafite’s gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Samoa/30/142/50
McGrafite’s website
https://steemit.com/@mcgrafite
Giovanna Cerise’s website
http://giovannacerise.blogspot.it/
Stéph Para aka Tshirtkikill Straaf’s websites
http://labonneanime.fr/
http://labonneillustration.fr/
Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNet
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/140/131/55