2012-02-20

The Art of Architecture in SL

It's always amazing to see what the artists are creating on the LEA sims, This one is created by a group of artists on the subject of architecture. There was not yet an official opening, so I do not know if the works are ready. But they are already definitely worth a visit! The project bases on the book 'The Invisible Cities' by Italo Calvino. In the story of the book Marco Polo tells Kublai Khan about his travels and describes 55 cities. I don't know the book, but that sounds really intreresting!

On the basic level, we see the beautiful fairy tale but also a bit morbid work of Cherry Manga. Have close look at the objects, a number of them teleport to the other layers. These are the doors to the other cities. Four teams have chosen a city, built it and are creating a machinima to tell the story of the city.
Cherry Manga
Cherry Manga

Morlita Quan - Lanjiran Choche - NicoleX (machinima): ISAURA

I landed first in the work of Lanjiran Choche and Morlita Quan. It is an urban environment where pollution and noise seems to play a major role. The many words reminded me of the many radiations bringing the Internet, telephone and text messaging to the people.
Lanjiran Choche + Morlita Quan


Lanjiran Choche + Morlita Quan

Rebeca Bashly - Spiral SilverStar (machinima): ESMERALDA

My second TP is to a magical Venice made of emeralds. Visitors can walk around or ride with a boat through the city. Rebeca Bashly built this dream. Unfortunately, the photos do not show properly the great effect of the transparency.
Rebeca Bashly
Rebeca Bashly
Rebeca Bashly

Marcus Inkpen - Fuschia Nighfire (machinima): EUDOXIA

Marcus Inkpen’s build’s always delight me with the aesthetic and the ultra-realistic textures. Slightly dark and just beautiful!
Marcus Inkpen
Marcus Inkpen

 Romy Nayar - Leona Mhia - Ux Hax - Hypatia Pickens (machinima): ARMILLA

The last one leads me to the work of Romy Nayar, Leona Mhia and Ux Hax. It reminds me of the "scaffolding" in the workYou Choose”. But here the challenge is again and again to find new ways to get ahead. I did not know until today that bathtubs are a convenient travel option!
Romy Nayar - Leona Mhia - Ux Hax
Romy Nayar - Leona Mhia - Ux Hax
Romy Nayar - Leona Mhia - Ux Hax

Official opening will be at Februar 25. The machinima will be presented at this time to tell the story of the cities.

Taxi:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA15/89/142/21


 

1 comment:

backtobeyond said...

Great photos :) I'm certainly going to have a look at these myself!