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Host Tricia Aferdita takes us to “The Path”, a collaboative art installation organized by Bryn Oh and the Linden Endowment for the Arts. We meet artists Colin Fizgig, Marcus Inkpen, Douglas Story & Rose Borchovski; four of the nine artists involved in the narrative.

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At 2pm today, Metaverse Arts will air it’s latest episode; a tour of a few chapters of the artistic story known as The Path.

Overseer & The Inventor

The Path; a collaborative, immersive art installation; is the mastermind of virtual artist Bryn Oh. Based around the Exquisite Corpse concept sometimes used by Surrealists, eight artists added to the composition in a random sequence. Each one adds to the story and passes it on to the next artist, writing up a continuation of the narrative that continues until it reaches the eighth and final artist.

Marcus Inkpen

The installation tells a story featuring characters and surrealistic settings created some some of Second Life’s most inventive artists; including Bryn Oh, Colin Fizgig, Marcus Inkpen, Desdemona Enfield & Douglas Story, Maya Paris, Claudia222 Jewell, Scottius Polke and Rose Borchovski.

Desdemona & Douglas

For this episode we chatted with a few of the intrepid artists involved in this perilous tale and got a little bit of the story behind the story. We will visit with a devilish Colin Fizgig, get to know the hyperactive imagination of Marcus Inkpen, explore more sound and video magic from the minds of Desdemona Enfield and Douglas Store and eyeball some of the eerie work of Rose Borchovski.

Rose

Don’t miss this entertaining and creative tale and your chance to be among the first to see the first airing of this fun episode at the Labyrinth Theater set! See you there!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Labyrinth/127/104/34

TA and Colin

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soror Nishi @ Split Screen (exhibit poster)

One of soror Nishi’s latest exhibits is on view through the month of October at the Split Screen Installation Space. An ecclectic and bright landscape of trees and plants, it is undeniably and unmistakeably soror Nishi.

soror Nishi's Boogaloo by PJ Trenton

According to the artist, this is a little

traditional soror…a mash-up of a few parts Magoo and a little IBM  mixed with 3 new IWz (InWorldz) imports (the poppy, the foxglove and the old pine) in a marshy landscape.”

I always find soror’s installations so fun and whimsical…one feels they are wandering an immersive Seussian landscape. It certainly puts me in mind to gather people around and tell them about the trouble I had getting to Solla Sollew.

One of the really fun aspects of visiting her works is the ability to playing around with various windlight settings for a wide variety of interesting environments.

More photos of this installation may be viewed in a Flickr set I have created…but you really need to immerse yourself!

Split Screen is owned by arts patron Dividni Shostakovich and has welcomed some of the most prolific and talented artists in Second Life to exhibit. According to Shostakovich,

The Split Screen Installation Space is place where artists and builders develop and exhibit large installations.  Two artists use the space for two months, and then other artists take over.  The space is meant for large builds that utilize the possibilities of Second Life as an artistic or immersive medium, such as works that are impossible in real life.

Some wonderful exhibits at Split Screen have included Maya Paris’ Mind the Gap (Flickr set), Flower Drum by Eliza Wierwight (Flickr set) and D. Construct by Douglas Story and Desdemona Enfield (Flickr set). Eliza, Douglas and Desdemona have all appeared on past episodes of Metaverse Arts.

Be sure to visit Split Screen to see soror’s current exhibition before the end of October. Make your way to the Split Screen Installation Space (slurl) and be immersed in quintessential soror!

Whimsical Creature by PJ Trenton

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For our 12th episode of Metaverse Arts we took a trip to the virtual world extension of the Burning Man Festival and chatted with a few of the people that make the art happen on the virtual Playa.

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Burn2 is open through October 9th. You can check out some of the artists exhibiting there by using the following SLURLS, but keep exploring, there’s so much more out there!

Some Links to more about our Guests:

Karima Hoisan:

MenuBar Magic:

Briawinde Magic:

Trill Zapatero:

 

 

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As always we’re grateful to our intrepid photographer PJ Trenton for taking us on a little photo safari of Burn2:

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MA Icon logo (2)After a bit of a break over the summer and a bit of pondering about how to go about producing the show with the formatting changes at Treet TV; a few things happened that set into motion a new season for Metaverse Arts faster than you can say “Wait, I’m still rezzing!”.

Treet cameraman Howdy Colter offered to help us film the program and prepare it for airing and then long time Treet Producer Angie Mornington stepped up to help us out as well. So before we knew it we were diving into to filming an episode at Burn2.

What is Burn2, you might ask? BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups. The first Burn, in 2003, was a project of Linden Labs, and over the years as it grew and Second Life grew, festival was run more and more by residents of Second Life.

The BURN2 Team spreads Burning Culture and Burning Man Ten Principles year round in Second Life, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.

This year the virtual arts community is represented by ten residents, a collection of invited and juried artists, as well as more art than we can cover in a half hour program! The juried and invited artists include burning_man2011_001

• Claudia222 Jewell

• Trill Zapatero

• RAG Randt

• Rebeca Bashly

• Starlash Sweetwater

• Oberon Onmura

• Yman Juran

• Caro Fayray

• Maya Paris AND

• Cienega Soon

For the first half of our show we caught up with two of the Burn2 Art Team members, Karima Hoisan and MenuBar Memorial, to find out a little bit about the Art Department and the art aspect of Burn2. They tell us a little about what it was like choosing from the art submissions and being a part of the Art Community at Burn2.

During the second half of the show, we met up with artists Briawinde Magic and Trill Zapatero. who share with us their art installations and the inspiration behind them, as well as their experience in the Burn2 community.

Stayed tuned here on our site for links to the different art installations, artists’ websites and photos from our end of the show slide show, photographed by PJ Trenton.  You can watch the Burn2 Episode on the Metaverse Arts set on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

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