Tutsy Navarathna kicks off MachinimUWA II Entries!

A child and his tree companion, pull us into a strange and fascinating living virtual museum.
A new expression that urges us to create anew.
That speaks of an enduring search of love.

Tutsy Navarathna.

Filmed on Second Life at the University of Western Australia
Music: Alberto Iglesias
Actors: Kit Guardian and Tutsy Navarathna
Ent avatar skin : Papadapoulos Barzane
Filmed & edited by : Tutsy Navarathna

A wonderful entry by tutsy Navarathna and also starring Kit Guardian kicks off the entries to MachinimUWA II: Art of the Artists

A little more than a month out from the closing date 20th September, plenty of time for those still filming to include the August (Final) Month entries to the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge.

Wonderful to see so many of the artists featured in this including works by Glyph Graves, Jarapanda Snook, Igor Ballyhoo, Lea Supermarine, Rose Borchovski, Noke Yuitza, Nish Mip, Merlino Mayo, Silene Christen, Abstract Baroque, Eliza Wierwight, pravda Core, Anyunie Daviau, FreeWee Ling, Fuschia Nightfire, jeri Rahja, pol Jarvinen, Ichiko Miles, Gingered Alsop, Zola Zsun, Miso Susanowa, Sistagrlro Wei, kyra Roxan, Yabusaka Loon, Atomic Gaffer, Alizarin Goldflake, nessuno Myoo and Flivelwitz Alsop.

UWA in SL.



“Time to save universe again”
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.

The “game culture” (culture of video-games) is part of our day to day. Xbox, Nintendo, Play Station, … console flood the market with the promise to “Live the Adventure”, to stop being passive spectators of films, of the life, to become the protagonists of incredible experiences. Windows, Mac OS, Linux, cell phones, … None operating system can resists the attraction of video-games.

Aloha player, this is my personal invitation to you to dive into my last creative work, XIBALBA-GAME OVER! (1), an artistic intervention whose stage is the head of a “gamer”, a collage of recycled parts that conform a human being, in the privacy of its room, who plays with Lara Croft, the feminist icon par excellence of the “game culture”.
(1) Xibalba, the Mayan Underworld, was my subject for the big art intervention “Mexico in video-games, comics and films” with Art Interventions team for Isla del Emprendedor in summer’09. “XIBALBA-GAME OVER!” is just a little window to original Xibalba’s art intervention, a special collage for UWA, and my invitation to live the adventure!

Technique: mixed technique
*Most of the textures I’ve used about Tomb Raider are based in pictures-captures from the videogame I’ve taken while I was playing, others are images from different videos on YouTube, but some are based in TRU’s original artworks.

UWA Honourable Mention Prize for IMMERSION: GAME OVER! by Noke Yuitza

July’s UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge Honourable Mention Prize for IMMERSION: GAME OVER! by Noke Yuitza
UWA Honourable Mention Prize for IMMERSION

To UWA’s organization, jury and visitors: Thank you so much for giving to me this opportunity to show this intervention, a prims’ eater big structure, and, of course, for the prize. Special thanks to Jayjay, the organizer, for his patience with artists and specially with this busy girl with a moleskine for memory: Jay, if you wasn’t there, remembering me each month to present an entrie for the contest, I’ve never found time for create a bit.

To the winners’ contest in all the categories, my congrats: very interesting artworks.


Lesson – UWA Art Challenge Winners – July 2010