“Rise”, my little installation at Moya Gallery in Second Life

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The wind slips through the broken window licking painfully the wounds of Silvia, who put on her makeup in the mirror while she eats her cry.

Silvia is painting in red the blue in her lips,
in peach the black in her eye,
in flesh his fingers marked in purple in her arm …
while she lies to her reflection,
again,
saying this is the last time,
that he has apologized to her, truly this time,
that she deserves his deformed words and blows,
that without him she would be nothing and that
he, deep in his heart,
loves her.

And so it goes a day,
a week,
a year …
until one day is the cold and dirty water who slips through her mouth and licks her wounds while makeup and embraces her skin in a silent hug that turns off her life.

Rise.

Rise is my CG art installation at Moya Land, the virtual gallery in Second Life of french multimedia artist Patrick Moya (aka Moya Janus). It’s a lite version of the one I did for non-profits project One Billion Rising in its initiative in Second Life, to help in the call to protest against gender violence. Rise talks about a woman that hopes that her beloved and abuser can change, maybe someday because “he, deep in his heart, loves her”… and that hope is what kill her at last.

Visit Rise in Second Life here:

Also, Wizardoz Chrome make a video with some of the captures she took during the Vernissage opening of Moya Land where you can see Rise and many other interesting artworks from Pol Jarvinen, Layachi Ihnen, Nino Vichan, Lemelon rouge Onyett, Comet Morigi, Luciella Lutrova, Glyph Graves, Cayenne Avon, Van Caerndow, ieko Catnap and Fiona Saiman.

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IMMERSIVE WOR(L)DS – VIDEO PART 2: lecture and artists

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This is the second video about the opening of IMMERSIVE WOR(L)DS, event organized in Second Life by the groups Libriamo Tutti and Arte Libera and the Brera Academy (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy), where we can see and hear some bits of the books that inspired our exhibits (artists exhibits) for the project read vividly during the visit by:

  • ALEXANDRA SHEPHERD, passage of “Narciso e Boccadoro” (Hermann Hesse) for “L’OPPOSTO E IL SUO COMPLETAMENTO”, by Giovanna Cerise.
  • HELENITA ARRIAGA, passage of “Il pozzo e il pendolo” (Edgar A. Poe) for “IL POZZO E IL PENDOLO”, by Nessuno Myoo.
  • SIMBA SCHUMANN, passage of “Lacrime nella pioggia” (Rosa Montero) for “LACRIME NELLA PIOGGIA”, by Noke Yuitza.

Description of the event

Words and Worlds are the themes that form the backdrop of the event that Libriamo Tutti and the Brera Academy, in collaboration with IF2012 Imagine the Future, organized Saturday, June 30, at 10:30 am, at the Napoleonico hall of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.

WORDS: because we asked some digital artists to create works of art, inspired by literary works.

WORLDS: because, to admire the works of art, we have put in connecting virtual worlds and physical worlds, by talking avatars who populated the virtual headquarters of the Academy of Brera in Second Life, with lovers of art and literature that have instead met in the physical location of the Academy.

A partnership between literary art and figurative art that has found its meeting point in the use of new technologies offered by the Internet, to stimulate sharing and interaction, eliminating the gap between artists, readers and viewers.

During the meeting, the reading of texts and stories has been integrated with the artistic exploration and discovery, the images are intertwined canceling spaces, dialogue developed between concrete spaces and web platforms.

Credits

An idea of:
GIOVANNI DALLA BONA
(aka Imparafacile Runo)
Coordinator of
LIBRIAMO TUTTI Group

Realized by:
GRUPPO LIBRIAMO TUTTI
Helenita Arriaga
Maryhola McMillan
Morghana Savira
Gea Demina
Alexandra Shepherd

ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI BRERA
Prof. Giampiero Moioli (aka Giugiogia Auer)
Prof.ssa Stefania Albertini (MariTer Auer)

With:
SIMONA LAMONACA
(aka Simba Schumann)
Head of virtual art gallery
ARTE LIBERA

In collaboration with:
IF 2012 — IMMAGINA IL FUTURO
Iniziativa della Provincia di Milano
e CCIAA di Milano

Digital artists operas:
“L’OPPOSTO E IL SUO COMPLETAMENTO”
by Giovanna Cerise
Inspired by:
“Narciso e Boccadoro” (Hermann Hesse)

“IL POZZO E IL PENDOLO”
by Nessuno Myoo
Inspired by:
“Il pozzo e il pendolo” (Edgar A. Poe)

LACRIME NELLA PIOGGIA
by Noke Yuitza
Inspired by:
“Lacrime nella pioggia” (Rosa Montero)

“ANATOMIA DI UN RICORDO”
by Lorenzo De Liguoro
Inspired by:
“Il piccolo Principe” (A. de Saint-Exupéry)

“TrisTE ITALIA”
by Giulia De Marinis

“DISEGNI”
by Christian Angelo Castelli

For the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera:
Andrea Morleo
Giovanna Tralli
Laura Colombo

The live broadcast from Second Life:
Heike Philp (aka Gwen Gwasi)

Recordings from Second Life:
Livio Mondini (aka Livio Korobase)
Susanna Nocchi (aka Su Nacht)

Photo:
Wizardoz Chrome
Aliza Karu
MarkWD Helendale
Fiona Saiman

Edited by:
Giovanni Dalla Bona (aka Imparafacile Runo)

Music:
When Waves Trying to Catch a Marvel, by Antony Raijekov
www.jamendo.com

Also thanks for their invaluable help to :
Thirza Ember (translation English-Italian)

Bruno Aliprandi (IT manager of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera) for the availability and technical support.

The project LIBRIAMO TUTTI

Is sponsored by:
Sistema bibliotecario Crema-Soresina
Consorzio Sistema Bibliotecario Milano Nord Ovest
Informatici Senza Frontiere

In collaboration with:
TV 2000
Festival della Letteratura di Milano
Whipart: portale di arte cultura

The event IMMERSIVE WOR(L)DS

It was possible thanks to the support of:
Studio Editoriale Le Mots Libres
Agenzia Turistica Lorenzon
Produzione video Paolo Vecchi
Officine Editoriali
Applicazioni personalizzate DrakulApp
Casa editrice Delirium
Avanguardia 21 Edizioni
Consorzio Sistema Bibliotecario Milano Nord Ovest

Original article in Libriamo Tutti web (in Italian):