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Retrospective: A Creative Galaxy Cyberspace

Retrospective: The Creative Galaxy of Barry Richez

The Creative Galaxy of Barry Richez

Retrospective, now showing at LEA6 through March 31st, by virtual artist Barry Richez. A creative galaxy that offers a vast number of installations and sci-fi inspired environments to explore, Retrospective will appeal to visitors who enjoy vivid colours and interactive works. Information about the artist, a destination guide, and fun spacesuits are available at the welcome area. Read Ziki Questi’s Post for more about this LEA Core project.

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“Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them.

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“Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them.

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“We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one.

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“No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.” – Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun.

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Reduced Territory

In City Inside Out, Haveit Neox presented an emotional contortion of space, stripping the city of indoor refuge.

Reduced Territory

Now, the distortion continues, and nature is gasping for space.. Reduced Territory, a thought provoking installation by Haveit Neox, open through August at Wolves Land. Haveit’s own vivid words at the installation add a crucial layer of insight to the work. See for yourself, while you can make it.

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Little solace comes
to those who grieve
when thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a house of leaves
moments before the wind.
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

 

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DistritoDistinto (A Musical Installation)

Music inspires a creative team of virtual artists at DistritoDistinto (Anniversary of Different District)

..Featuring work by Bryn Oh, Cica Ghost, Maya Paris, Giovanna Cerise, Betty Tureaud, Eupalinos Ugajin, Rebeca Bashly, JadeYu Fhang, Alpha Auer, and Romy Nayar. An imaginative journey of musical ekphrasis, open now through August 13 at MetaLES.

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“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
― Maya Angelou

DistritoDistinto Gallery

Haveit Neox - City Inside Out Cyberspace

City Inside Out

Wander through a world of stories, written along the walls of a labyrinth turned inside out, to reveal its hidden layers of reality. City Inside Out, an exhibit by Haveit Neox, now at LEA20.

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There was a sky somewhere above the tops of the buildings, with stars and a moon and all the things there are in a sky, but they were content to think of the distant street lights as planets and stars. If the lights prevented you from seeing the heavens, then perform a little magic and change reality to fit the need. The street lights were now planets and stars and moon. ”
― Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

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The Sky Was Surrounded

The sky

was surrounded by

a square. Life in a jar.

It is extraordinary.

But she was her own

secret hideout,

and these surroundings were,

between the two of us,

a tiny glimpse

into the magic.

Originally published at TheVirtualReview.

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Roleplaying as King Authors

Marie-Laure Ryan’s work discusses how online Role-Play allows users the authority to become participating story-tellers, influencing existing narratives and inventing new ones as they play and direct different roles, within a collaborative space of stories.

Holding the strings of the characters, from a position external to both the time and space of the fictional world, the user specifies their properties, makes decisions for them, throws obstacles in their way, and creates different destinies by altering their environment. -Marie-Laure Ryan, Beyond Myth and Metaphor

The fate of these fictional worlds, created out of the dance between users and machines, is shared among users, as complexities emerge from collaborating across multiple authors, multiple realities, and multiple roles. The nature of the metaverse inherently provokes multistable characteristics, drawing users into a recursive loop of self-reflexivity like never before.

A state of continuous construction and reconstruction . . . where anything goes that can be negotiated. Each reality of self gives way to reflexive questioning, irony, and ultimately the playful probing of yet another reality. The center fails to hold. –Sherry Turkle, Life On The Screen.

“The Drax Files: World Makers” by Bernhard Drax is a mixed reality series of narratives that highlights creative users who take advantage of their avatar as productive extensions of their identity in cyberspace.
This episode features Insilico, a cyberpunk city inhabited by the people who reinvent it through their stories. A city where the author is king.

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What is Cyberart?

A question that inspires an entire immersive project at LEA12. Asmita Duranjaya and Sable Snakeappletree explore the term “Cyberart” through thoughtful debate and complex layers of text, images, sounds, and space. Their “Paradise of CyberPolis” not only contains examples of multiple artists work, but are at the same time contained by artwork as the sim itself is a creative installation, and immersive narrative game in itself. Together these elements provoke a curiosity towards how cyberart is understood and experienced.

I think of “Cyberart” as a creative process, or event, that happens when man meets machine, that creative dance that emerges as the two collide, online, intertwining in an intermedial space that is experienced uniquely for each of us. Cyberart is open to our feedback and reflection, and to our collective collaboration, manifesting into the most subtle discrepancies or into a significantly alternative experience.

Cyberart, as a term and a creative practice, is perceived and expressed differently through the imagination of these artists, who are currently exhibiting their answers to Asmita Duranjaya’s question at LEA12:

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The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry by Jorge Luis Borges

..and Mistero Hifeng’s Poetic Art at LEA29, Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

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To gaze at a river made of time and water
and remember that Time is another river.
To know we stray like a river
and our faces vanish like water.

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To feel that waking is another dream
that dreams of not dreaming and that the death
we fear in our bones is the death
that every night we call a dream.

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To see in every day and year a symbol
of all the days of man and his years,
and convert the outrage of the years
into a music, a sound, and a symbol.

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To see in death a dream, in the sunset
a golden sadness, such is poetry,
humble and immortal, poetry,
returning, like dawn and the sunset.

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Sometimes at evening there’s a face
that sees us from the deeps of a mirror.
Art must be that sort of mirror,
disclosing to each of us his face.

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They say Ulysses, wearied of wonders,
wept with love on seeing Ithaca,
humble and green. Art is that Ithaca,
a green eternity, not wonders.

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Art is endless like a river flowing,
passing, yet remaining, a mirror to the same
inconstant Heraclitus, who is the same
and yet another, like the river flowing.

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