2013-10-22

Opens Today: The Gaia Project



Collaborative art projects usually bring out the best of any artist, T think partly because they help and inspire the others and simpl because nobody wants to contribute a weak work and such is the case in the Gaia Theory Project which opens today. Everyone did his best and every work is worth a closer look. Already a week ago the artist group invited me for a preview and after reopening of the Art India Gallery, opening of Dream of India , opening of BURN2, Floating Islands and others and not to forget the German culture event "Festival of Love", I yesterday took a deep breath and did nothing productive in SL. So I hope the artists will understand that I postponed the post to last minute. I think this installation deserves a proper appreciation and that simply takes time to write.

Nino Vichan shows the results of natural catastrophies in videos

The GAIA Theory Project brings together 11 artists from 7 countries spanning Asia, Europe and North America: Aloisio Congrejo, Tani Thor, Nino Vichan., Cayenne Avon, Melusina Parkin, Chinon Beaumont, Betty Tureaud, Daco Monday, Gem Preiz, comet Morigi and Kicca Igaly.

comet Morigi: Wind Floaters

It is based on the Gaia Theory of Lovelock and Margulis: The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. Topics of interest include how the biosphere and the evolution of life forms affect the stability of global temperature, ocean salinity, oxygen in the atmosphere and other environmental variables that affect the habitability of Earth. The hypothesis was formulated by the scientist James Lovelock and co-developed by the microbiologist Lynn Margulis in the 1970s, here a link.


Chinon Beaumont: Mandala

The Gaia Theory Project to me is a smart try of Science to cover the complexity of life, which scientists work (inspecting and understanding every single case with a defined methodology) never can fully  investigate. Gaia is nothing else than the mystical, huge force that is behind, no gives all life and is regarded many religions worldwide as goddess: Maria, Tara, Kuan Yin, Maa Durga... For science it was not the first time to go back to old religions, as for example physicians who studied Buddhism about 100 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_hypothesis religions Those who still believe in the god Science should slowly understand that just believing in things that can be proved by scientists methods is a religion too! And this religion is responsible for most of the huge catastrophes worldwide in the last 50 years.

Daco Monday - EVOLUZIONE, PROGRESSO?
A "quote" of Futurism is a smart choice, as the believe in a better  future started with it

But back to the project: What I like is that every artist enlightens another facet of the complex theme, as for example Kicca Igaly, who reminds us with her work of the origin of all life in earth in the water. My limited photographic skills did not allow me an attractive photo. At the landing spot you should take the information. In the folder you find a HUD, created by Betty Tureaud. Once worn, you just have to click an artist's name and a vehicle to hop in will rez.

Alosio Congrejo - Amelioration?

Tani Thor
The photo installation of Thani Thor and especially Melusina Parkin is excellent!


You can click the symbol at Melusina's photos and they change:


Another highlight is Betty Tureaud's installation "Gaia from Chaos". A round way leads through gates which give information in local chat.


Don't miss to walk into the center of installation:

Gaia, the mother of all life
More about the artists and works here: http://lindenarts.blogspot.de/2013/10/grand-opening-gaia-theory-project.html

To fully appreciate the huge work, make sure to have sound an media enabled, wear the HUD not to miss anything and take time to watch and read. Highly recommended!

Opening today at 1,30 PM SLT
Concert with Ultraviolet Alter at 2,30 PM SLT


6 comments:

Apmel said...

To say that scientific methods is a religion is like calling bald a hair color. And without science we will not even have a chance of protecting the earth when the next big heavenly body cross our planets path. It is religion that is responsible for most of the worldwide humancaused suffering in the last 2000 years.

But I also recommend this exhibition highly!

Quan Lavender said...

Please explain what makes you so sure that science is the only truth. I asked that question myself and at the end at some assumptions and definitions like the numbers 1 and zero. So at the end it is believe that these assumptions are correct and the only truth. That is religion, not reality!
I totally agree with what you say about the history of religions, butt that does not overrule the fact that science is very much responsible for the dramatic situation of the global pollution, environmental destruction and overpopulation.

Apmel said...

Science works by trying to falsify any assumptions. That is the opposite to belief. Overpoplulation nature is good at herself. That is more or less the way evolution works. And again, no matter how much wrong humans have done, we are still the only species that has a chance to save earth in the long run. But not with religion but with science.

Duke van egmond said...

iff science would take the time and efford and put some ethics into there work they could be the awnser for a lot off trouble.......grrr but they just dont.

Quan Lavender said...

@ Apmel: That scientific methods are able to mirror "reality" is nothing but belief. And belief is nothing but religion.
@ Duke: Hi5

Apmel said...

All models are wrong, but some models are useful.
--- George E. P. Box