Tutsy Navarathna's Journeys into the Metaverse
Machinima are playing an important role in a virtual art world. They are able to give non residents an impression of Second Life with all the endless possibilities. And the machinima artists have a tool that enables them to create works with an extremely low budget compared to RL works. But I see these videos too as the best tool to preserve inworld installations. Builds usually vanish after a while from the grid and machinima are able to documentate them. Even better if the images are part of a storyline.
Tutsy Navarathna is one of the most important machinima creators in Second Life. His works has been - well deserved - awarded many times. Tutsy is a French painter and director of TV movies and experimental cinema. He has been living and working in the South of India for the past ten years.
But as important the machinima are, it is always a challenge to present tham inworld. Nitroglobus gallery has chosen to exhibit Tutsy's ‘environments’ of his films in 2D works with some nice effects. Make sure to have sound enabled and click at the works.
An here of course the featured movies:
To me the presentation is a good idea to make aware of the work of a great machinima artist. I would like to see more machinima makers presented and honored this way. If you want so see more of Tutsys videos, have a look at his youtube stream.