As explained in a previous post from last September, I plan to create a mixed-reality art book using digital images of scenes composed in Second Life which will then be manipulated and printed in real life using updated traditional printmaking processes.
I’ve been working on the first installment of Angry Gods on a LEA sim since 1 January. The sim is open to the public and anyone is welcome to visit, with certain caveats:
- SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA17/245/11/26
- The installations are photographic scenery, which means they are out of context and are lacking characters who will be in the actual photos.
- However, there are a number of scripted and interactive elements to make it more interesting for visitors.
- However, due to the possibility of disruption of exhibits on neighboring sims (boom!) the most dramatic effect is limited to times when I can be there and when there are no visitors on adjacent sims. You can check the Big Map in SL and see if there are dots on LEA17, but not on LEA15 or LEA16. If it is around 4PM to midnight SLT, odds are I am there.
- The entire sim could be wiped clean at any time to make room for the next scene. I’ll try to announce a scene closing on FB, but no promises.
- The scenes are fictional depictions of speculative experiences in a character’s afterlife. As such there are many references to traditional religious practices and mythologies. If you are uncomfortable with such images, you may wish to avoid my exhibit. I am very interested in comparative religious beliefs, but I explore them without holding them.
There are signs on the sim with notecard givers. They describe roughly what each scene is about.