2014-05-05

The Path of the Hero



The most amazing with virtual art ist that the visitor does not only watch art, he can become part of the art, can be immersed. In Alpha Auer's latest installation, created in collaboration with Mimesis Monday we follow the path of a hero.


The heroes in all myths and fairytales all over the world are experiencing more or less the same adventure. Joseph Campbell collected myths, found out the common structure behind them and published 1949 in his book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces".


Alpha Auer and Mimesis Monday have chosen as example the Tale of Volund and created 12 stages of the typical storyline and makes the visitor he hero. By following the stages the visitor is finding parts of an avatar and animations. Each of the 12 stages offers a gift and gives a part of the story.


The great experience of this beautiful installation is the way how the parts of the avatar, the animations and the animations in the build encourage to create the own story. During my several visits I saw visitors trying out several combinations of the parts of the avatar with different animations.


This installation is not only a great outcome of creativity, it encourages to become creative too.
Not to be missed!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA10/35/47/3059

2 comments:

Heidi Dahlsveen said...

Thank you Quan.

Elif Ayiter said...

Thank you so much Quan!
:-)