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Strange and Beautiful Art in Machinima

Aqualung and Bonobo set the mood for machinima

Our latest experimental music video machinima come after an online hiatus since our Radiohead inspired attempt at Furillen.

This first one features Collagesity by collage artist baker Bloch. Spread across several buildings on Mainland’s Minoa, Collagesity has transformed the area into an intriguing digital collage, made up of multiple series which continue to grow. Aqualung’s “Strange & Beautiful” makes for an interesting if unexpected pairing:

Aqualung – Strange & Beautiful (I’ll Put A Spell On You) from Cybertwigs.

More recently, the fantastic Da Vinci Workshop at Burn2 caught the camera eye. With so much creativity and playful artwork to experience, Burn2 is a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that was a pleasure to film. The theme corresponded with Burning Man’s 2016 Da Vinci Workshop. The participants came up with some wonderful installations inspired by their digital canvas of cracked desert. Bonobo’s “Kiara” -from their album Black Sands- merges electric vibes with smooth strings, and in this context turns into a little nod to the man of science and musical inventions:

Bonobo – Kiara from Cybertwigs.

Finally, here are 2 more machinima artists you might want to check out:

Pearl Grey portrays a refreshingly honest narrative of her virtual experiences. Eupalinos Ugajin offers conceptual ideas in absurdly playful presentations. Both express a creative depth and personal aesthetic that shows off the possibilities of machinima.

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The Escher Experience: Entropy III

The Escher Experience at Entropy III

Entropy III Quantum Satis by NaTaS Janus is now open to visitors at LEA16. The Escher Experience places you into a dramatically etched city of prims, a playful interpretation of Escher’s graphic works. The center courtyard features an impressive rendition of Escher’s Relativity, and the free anti-gravity walker completes the labyrinthine effect.

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There’s also a gift shop filled with fun souvenir giveaways, and a very quirky café, monochrome donuts fresh daily.

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Then again, if you’re looking for something a little more Dali-meets-Lady Gaga, you’ll want to explore the rest of Entropy III, the Grotto will give you a surprisingly contrasting adventure.

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If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see? -Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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Fading Masks: Poetry and Virtual Art Collide

Fading Masks, Where Poetry and Virtual Art Collide

The latest virtual installation by Haveit Neox, Fading Masks, is open until March 31st at Berg by Nordan Art. Haveit Neox’s style is unique in that it often blends poetry/narratives with visual creativity and sound, a thoughtful process that results in a captivating experience. Fading Masks is a work complete with its own poetry and soundtrack, both also by the artist. See Million Happy Endings for an enjoyable review of this installation.

Although the installation was accompanied by its own gripping narrative, my personal impression of the work leaned towards this quote, by Haruki Murakami:

Fading Masks Poetry and Virtual Art

Fading Masks Poetry and Virtual Art

“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts.

Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you.

Fading Masks Poetry and Virtual Art

Fading Masks, by Haveit Neox, creativity that incorporates Poetry, Sound, and Art in a thought provoking virtual installation. VW creativity, cybertwigs.com

“So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

Fading Masks Poetry and Virtual Art

Fading Masks Poetry and Virtual Art

“. . . And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over.

But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore.

Fading Masks Poetry and Virtual Art

Fading Masks Poetry and Virtual Art

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Beginners (A Virtual Art Installation)

Beginners, a new installation by Cica Ghost, plays with perspectives visually and symbolically. Grab a spot on the train and take in the scenery, as everyone looks towards distant horizons.

Open now at Night Atoll.

Cica Ghost - Beginners - Virtual Art installation

At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.”
Lemony Snicket

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Strings (Exploring Creative Virtual Spaces)

Strings by Cica Ghost. A creative new installation that merges whimsical charm with a thoughtful musical backdrop, highlighting Vitamin String Quartet. Cica’s lovely scenes are a joy to explore especially with the accompanying music.
Cica Ghost at Strings
Cica Ghost at Strings.
Music, uniquely among the arts, is both completely abstract and profoundly emotional. It has no power to represent anything particular or external, but it has a unique power to express inner states or feelings. Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.
― Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Cica Ghost always has new projects on the horizon, so it’s a good idea to experience them before they are replaced with her latest work.
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Reduced Territory

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

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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

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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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Digital Nostalgia

Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.
― Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

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Do we remember digital experiences the same way we remember past events in our lives? or do they become as fluid as a vivid dream you cant grasp, escaping across a landscape of cotton, as soon your head lifts off the pillow?

Do they hover somewhere in between, a blur trapped between keystrokes and pixels?

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▶Moving Islands

It’s a challenge to explain, with words alone, how virtual art becomes a universe of imagination that explodes around you, how such a vast universe can even exist, still contained by the small space of a computer screen. It’s not much easier to express with images, as they too lose layers of experience and complexity.

Sometimes that loss can never be compensated. Sometimes, it inspires a unique poetic vision. Eupalinos Ugajin presents perspectives of virtual creativity, where sights, sounds, space, and emotion intertwine. Moving Islands is a wonderland, in film, about a wonderland in space. A project by Eupalinos Ugajin.