Monday, July 16, 2007

Journey into the ABYSS!

You do not want to miss this amazingly beautiful installation created by Sunn Thunders and Rezago Kokorin. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it is educational as well.

"The Abyss combines history and art into a fantastical exhibition of the wonders of our planet's oceans." -Sunn and Rezago

During your visit, you will experience sights and sounds of the sea, including:
--replicas of ocean research diving vessels, the Trieste and the Alvin,
--timelines of diving history and ocean exploration,
--hydrothermal vents with mysterious black smokers and the life they support,
--an underwater garden teeming with exotic plants and creatures,
--and a look at humanity's impact on our oceans.

This collaboration between these two brilliant artists is a gift to us all, so please take some time and visit the ABYSS! The Abyss can be found at the Blekinge Sculpture Park.

Collaborative Installation at the Princeton Sim

Saturday July 21st at
2 pm SLT
Princeton University Sim

FlowerBall - An Interactive Art Thingy

Douglas Story - concept, prims, pictures
AldoManutio Abruzzo - soundscape
Desdemona Enfield - scripts

FlowerBall is a very large, very colorful, very musical and very immersive bit of art - the kind of thing that truly is possible only in Second Life. At 120 feet high and wide, it’s huge - your avatar flies up and through five layers inside a gigantic sphere, your interaction with the layers changing the visuals, and adding new layers of sounds and music.

It will soon be open to the public on a pristine sim owned by Princeton University, FlowerBall presents the almost abstract close-up floral photography of Douglas Story in a unique way. As you float inside these luxuriant images, you are awash in a multi-layered tapestry of lush ambient musical sounds by noted Second Life live musician AldoManutio Abruzzo. All of this is powered by complex scripts written by the talented and energetic Desdemona Enfield.

Visitors do need to be aware that they really must pay attention to the instructions that they will be given to them as they arrive at the site - unfortunately one must change an audio setting in Preferences in order to hear the sounds properly. The creators assure you that the experience will be well worth that small effort.

FlowerBall is presented under the auspices of Tayzia Abattoir and New Media Consortium, with special thanks to Princeton University.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Photography Studio of Grignano

You Are Cordially Invited
to the

2pm on Monday, 16 July 'o7
The Upstairs Gallery
The Photography Studio
(located in Grignano)