Organized by Frere Reinert and Ellectra Radikal, sometimes known as Step Flow, it's an opportunity to see art in OpenSim as never before.
|Frere Reinert and Ellectra Radikal.|
|The round house on the hills [left] contains help for new users, as well as the Gallery HUD, |
while the waterfront area [right] will be where the opening party is held.
This is above all a serious attempt to draw an international audience into virtual worlds to explore the subjective possibilities which this type of immersive experience offers. I asked Ellectra aka Step Flow, to tell me about it.
First of all, who all is exhibiting here?
|Artwork by GrandLapin|
Artists from many different backgrounds and different parts of the world, what brought them together?
|Bitey Art by Vash Yeah|
Step Flow: I have been working with them on other curations I drived or I was part of as an artist. We are part of the net art scene we use Facebook to share art and discuss about emergent art practice on the web - Twitter and other networks too - we create digital art events, online exhibitions, open a lot of groups to develop aesthetic thematics.
Some are people she has known for a while in the real world, like fellow Art School alumn TTY, part of whose installation is shown here.
|You're never alone on this Artwork by TTY|
It's easy to see that very little fazes these curators, not even the prospect of showing newbies how to move about the sims. Each aspect has been carefully thought out.
Step Flow: I am used to drive big team in curation, even if the tool was new, I trust my artists and I knew they will manage. My problem is : how to bring a large audience in the opensimulator because of the loading stuff affair. I hope the developers of opensim will bring us soon an add on to bring visitors inworld in one click.
|Souper stuff by Vash Yeah|
I thought about explaining the joys of hypergridding on a bad connection day, compared to logging in to a largely stable and user-friendly platform like FG, but decided to say no more. If she wants to believe in the One Click, then she should.
|Art by Mark Klink|
And so it is.
|Artwork by Cherry Manga|
Step Flow: each artist has his own universe, this is probably also because they are not used to SL or OpenSim so they developed their installation in a very personal way. What i can say is that we feel that they have a real fun building here.
|Art by Mark Klink|