TEARS IN RAIN, el proyecto

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TEARS IN RAIN
Intervención artística inspirada en Lágrimas en la Lluvia, de Rosa Montero

Baldini Lucia's interpretation about my "Lacrime nella pioggia" 06

The moment of awakening.

Introducción

Como un eco, miles de personas conectadas dejan cada día tras de sí una estela que permanece en el ciberespacio mientras están AFK o lejos del teclado. Y esta se expande y crece golosa alimentada por las tecnologías sociales de nuestra era, la Digital. Es lo que se llama “ghost”, un pedazo del espíritu humano que, como una lágrima que se mezcla con la lluvia, conforma una huella virtual común y globalizada y que representa un nuevo tipo de herencia humana. Pero, ¿cómo evolucionará este “ghost” en el futuro?

Tears in Rain es una inmersión en esta pregunta, de manera artística y digital, que encuentra una posible respuesta en el futuro del Madrid de 2109 visualizado por Rosa Montero en su obra Lágrimas en la Lluvia, cuya protagonista es una replicante, donde se abordan temas tan contemporáneos como el de la memoria, las emociones, las relaciones, la guerra, la pobreza, el cambio climático y la polución, el sexo, el racismo, la corrupción, el derecho a la vida y a vivirla con dignidad, la muerte…

Así es como este proyecto recoge algunos de los fragmentos del libro de Montero y los recrea de manera surrealista en un ecosistema virtual, siguiendo la estela del “ghost”, en lo que es, por encima de todo, un canto a la esencia de la vida y a la memoria.

Estética

Para su estética, Tears in Rain se inspira en el anime Ghost in the Shell y en la película Blade Runner porque, al igual que Lágrimas en la Lluvia, estas historias ciberpunk presentan un futuro realista y posible que encierra un debate sobre este nuevo tipo de herencia humana.

Concepto y descripción

Tears in Rain es una obra digital en 3D que se muestra y se expande por diversos espacios galerísticos en el mundo virtual de Second Life y cuyo esqueleto está compuesto en tres escenarios principales ligados por el futuro cercano, el presente de 2109 y el futuro lejano: Making of a replicant (Future Communities), Madrid 2109 (Lacrime nella Pioggia) y Alien Humanity. Los tres re-diseñados en base a sus versiones originales diseñadas respectivamente para el SL9B, la Academia de Bellas Artes de Brera y las celebraciones del centenario de la University of Western Australia.

En una concepción in-vitro entre vida orgánica y virtual, sostenida por el concepto de trinidad (orgánico, virtual, espiritual), Making of a replicant presenta el nacimiento de una nueva comunidad de humanos transgénicos: los tecnohumanos o replicantes. Madrid 2109, la parte central de esta intervención artística, sigue la evolución personal y el despertar de Bruna Husky, la replicante protagonista de Lágrimas en la Lluvia. Y Alien Humanity, inspirado en cierta manera en la obra Oneness de Mariko Mori y en un experimento sobre empatía y neuronas espejo, cierra Tears in Rain con una semilla de esperanza sobre lo que viene después del final, después del apocalipsis, con doce apóstoles extraterrestres que intentan recuperar la especie humana con otra concepción artificial.

De manera satélite a estos tres escenarios, se lleva a cabo “I Bruna, I Replicant”, una iniciativa transmedia que es al tiempo un homenaje a la propia Rosa Montero, por su cercanía con sus lectores, así como la representación del momento en el que un lector comienza a empatizar con un personaje.

Colaboración especial de la autora del libro, de sus casas editoriales y de sus lectores

Rosa Montero ha elegido y pone la voz a los fragmentos del escenario 2 y es la Bruna de los fragmentos 01 y 08, las editoriales de Lágrimas en la Lluvia en diferentes idiomas (Seix Barral, Salani Editore, Porto Editora, Amazon Publishing, Éditions MétailéMuza SA….) han cedido el primer capítulo para ser subido y usado en el marco de la exposición y algunos de sus lectores contribuyen con su retrato en “I Bruna, I Replicant” caracterizados como Bruna Husky.

Espacios en Second Life donde se puede visitar Tears in Rain y calendario

Este proyecto artístico intenta tejer una red intercultural entre diversos grupos culturales en Second Life alrededor de los fragmentos del libro de Rosa Montero y, por tanto, está diseminado en los siguientes espacios galerísticos virtuales:

  • Lacrime nella Pioggia, el resumen, en IMPARAFACILE land, espacio del grupo italiano de lectores Libriamo Tutti
  • The Robotic Wars, en BURN2, espacio virtual de la Burning Man (Black Rocks, USA)
  • Tears in Rain, el centro neural, en LEA10, dentro del proyecto Linden Endowment for the Arts
  • The Robotic Wars v.02, en LEA10
  • Los Falsos, en el Museo Karura Art Centre
  • Le Masquerade Valls, en Arte Libera‘s Garden en diciembre (bajo construcción)
  • I Bruna, I Replicant”, bosque de lectores de Lágrimas en la Lluvia, diseminado alrededor del proyecto y cuyo centro está en LEA10

Descargas en PDF del primer capítulo del libro en diferentes idiomas

En español:

En italiano:

En portugués:

En inglés:

En francés:

En polonés:

Galerías de imágenes de la intervención en Second Life

Lacrime nella Pioggia, preview el 27 de octubre para el e-Book Festival de Sanremo:

The Robotic Wars en BURN2

The Robotic Wars, Arthropod robot v.02.
Made in Blender 2.64 and rendered under Cycles Render. Low poly character.
Textures: “BURN2 playa”, from Burning Man, Tears of Steal’s “tile_rust_patches-im42″, from the Mango Project of the Blender Foundation and Madrid street overview map and replicant eye by myself.
©noke 2012.

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Grupos que colaboran en este proyecto

LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts), Libriamo Tutti, Arte Libera, The Museum Karura Art Centre, BURN2.

Actores

Simba Schumann, Brune BB Crash Queen, Wizardoz Chrome, Grazietta Cazenove, Storm Blauvelt, Gattalia Rossini, Kondorblue, Helenita Janus, Moki Yuitza, Syra Hyun, Geigel (jjwilfred) Resident y Noke Yuitza.

“I BRUNA, I REPLICANT” Lectores

Zelig, Miguel Lopez, Gabriela Vacca, Mara GalRiv, Gatito de Cristine Pizan, Sebastian Hidalgo, Nossa Kratfige Frau, Gabriel Diaz Barragan, Shangreloo Kuhn, Luis Alberto Moreno Reynoso, Elvira, Virginia Torres, Morlita Quan, Ina Karura, Brune BB Crash Queen, Karlos, Duna Grant y Marieli Uriza.

Agradecimientos

Agradecer especialmente a Rosa Montero, Simona Lamonaca y Giovanni Dalla Bonna, por su inestimable colaboración en todo lo propuesto, y a las editoriales Seix BarralSalani EditorePorto EditoraAmazon Publishing,  Éditions Métailé y Muza SA, a los grupos Arte Libera, Libriamo Tutti, LEA, Burning Man y el Museo Karura Art Centre, a Fred Beckhusen por la ayuda con los scripts y a todo aquel que ha participado en el proceso de esta instalación porque sin ellos no sería posible realizar un proyecto de esta envergadura.

Software utilizado

Blender 2.6, Photoshop & Illustrator CS5, Second Life’s 3D editor.

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Tears in Rain, the project

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TEARS IN RAIN, Poster 01PROJECT SUMMARY

Like an echo, thousands of people connected leave each day behind them a trail that remains in cyberspace while they are AFK (Away From Keyboard). And this expands and grows greedy fueled by the social technologies of our Digital Era. It’s what is called the Ghost, a piece of the human spirit that, as a tear that is mixed with the rain, forms a common virtual global footprint and represents a new type of human heritage. But how will be this Ghost in the future?

Tears in Rain is an artistic and digital immersion into this question that finds a possible answer in the future of Madrid of 2109 visualized by Rosa Montero in her book Tears in Rain, which follows the life of a female replicant while covers contemporary subjects such as memory, emotions, relationships, war, poverty, climate change and pollution, sex, racism, corruption, the right to life and live it with dignity, death…

That’s how this project collects some of the passages from Montero’s book and, in a surreal way, recreates them inside a virtual ecosystem, in the trail of the Ghost, in what is, above all, a song to the essence of life and the memory.

Aesthetics

Aesthetics of Tears in Rain are inspired by the anime Ghost in the Shell and Blade Runner film because, like Tears in Rain book, these cyberpunk stories present a realistic and possible future that holds a debate on this new type of human heritage.

Concept and description

Tears in Rain is a 3D digital work shown and performed in various galerist spaces in the virtual world of Second Life and whose skeleton consists of three main stages, linked by the near future, the present of 2109 and the far future, re-thought and based on their original versions designed respectively for the SL9B , the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Milan, Italy) and the celebrations of the centenary of the University of Western Australia (Australia): Future Communities, Lacrime nella pioggia and Alien Humanity, now renamed as:

“Making of a replicant”, Scenario 01: Inside an in-vitro conception between virtual and organic life hybridization, held by the trinity concept (organic, virtual and spiritual), Future Communities talks about the birth of a new community of transgenic human beings: the technohumans or replicants.

“Madrid 2109”, Scenario 02: follows the inner evolution and awakening of Bruna Husky, the replicant and main character of Montero’s book, through 16 memory fragments.

Alien Humanity”, Scenario 03: inspired in a certain way in Mariko Mori‘s installation Oneness, in space terraformation and in an experiment based on empathy and mirror neurons, is concerned about what comes next, after the end, after the apocalypse, with a sacred family of extraterrestrial beings trying to recover the human specie with other artificial conception.

Around these three scenarios, is performed “I Bruna, I Replicant”, a transmedia initiative that is both a tribute to Rosa Montero, due to of her proximity to her readers, and the representation of the moment in which a reader begins to empathize with a character.

Special collaboration of the author of the book, her publishing houses and her readers

Rosa Montero chooses and puts the voice of the fragments of the stage 2 and she’s the Bruna of fragments 01 and 08, the publishing houses of her Tears in Rain (Seix Barral, Salani Editore, Porto Editora, Amazon Publishing, Éditions Métailé, Muza SA…) give the first chapter to be uploaded and used for this project and some of her readers contribute via Montero’s facebook with their self-portraits characterized as Bruna Husky for “I Bruna, I Replicant”.

Spaces in Second Life where you can visit Tears in Rain and schedule

This artistic project tries to weave an exchange net between cultural groups in Second Life around the fragments of Rosa Montero’s book and, therefore, is widespread across time and space in these virtual galleries:

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Download the PDF of the first chapter of Montero’s book Tears in Rain in

Galleries of images of Tears in Rain artistic installation in Second Life

Lacrime nella Pioggia, preview of the 27th of octubre inside the Sanremo’s e-Book Festival:

The Robotic Wars in BURN2, in LEA10.

The Robotic Wars, Arthropod robot v.02.
Made in Blender 2.64 under Cycles Render. Low poly character.
Textures: “BURN2 playa”, from Burning Man, Tears of Steal’s “tile_rust_patches-im42″, from the Mango Project of the Blender Foundation and Madrid street overview map and replicant eye by myself.
©noke 2012.

Groups collaborating in this project

LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts), Libriamo Tutti, Arte Libera, The Museum Karura Art Centre, BURN2.

Actors

Simba Schumann, Brune BB Crash Queen, Wizardoz Chrome, Grazietta Cazenove, Storm Blauvelt, Gattalia Rossini, Kondorblue, Helenita Janus, Moki Yuitza, Syra Hyun, Geigel (jjwilfred) Resident and Noke Yuitza.

“I BRUNA, I REPLICANT” Readers

Zelig, Miguel Lopez, Gabriela Vacca, Mara GalRiv, Gatito de Cristine Pizan, Sebastian Hidalgo, Nossa Kratfige Frau, Gabriel Diaz Barragan, Shangreloo Kuhn, Luis Alberto Moreno Reynoso, Elvira, Virginia Torres, Morlita Quan, Ina Karura, Brune BB Crash Queen, Karlos, Duna Grant, Ina Karura y Marieli Uriza.

Performers

Morlita Quan, Moki Yuitza and Kreao Kujisawa, Talia group of theatre, Karma Auer, Singularity Tribe’s DJs.

Special thanks to

Rosa Montero, Simona Lamonaca and Giovanni Dalla Bonna by their invaluable collaboration. Publishing houses  Seix BarralSalani EditorePorto Editora, Amazon PublishingÉditions Métailé, Muza SA. Groups Arte Libera, Libriamo Tutti, LEA, Burning Man y el Museo Karura Art Centre. Fred Beckhusen, by the help with scripting. To readers and actors. To Yoji and Filou.rod for the inspiring Neeloo Robot Women and  Robot Meditation Honda, from wich I took borrowed the eyelashes, that served to me to create my version of Bruna’s face and to people that, like them, share open source stuff!

Without you all, impossible to do a project of this size.

Software used

Blender 2.6, Photoshop & Illustrator CS5, Second Life’s 3D editor.

Concept, design, modeling, lights and textures by myself except:

  • Textures: “BURN2 playa”, from Burning Man, street by Second Life’s Library and Tears of Steal’s “tile_rust_patches-im42″, from the Mango Project of the Blender Foundation.
  • Vehicles and bus stop, animations and scripts: open source repositories of Fred Beckhusen, Urban Blight Project (by Arcadia Asylum) and Second Life’s Library.

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Tears in Rain chosen for the LEA AIRs (Round Three AIRs Announced!)

Tears in Rain is a CG immersive artistic project in Second Life inspired in the book Lágrimas en la Lluvia (Tears in rain), by Rosa Montero, the anime film Ghost in the Shell and in Ridley Scott‘s film Blade Runner.

Tears in Rain, by Noke Yuitza (oh! That’s me! 😉 ), will be one of the immersive operas that Second Life‘s users will be able to see in the LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts), “an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community”.

20 projects of new and experienced artists that uses the metaverse platforms as a way to explore in I+D and promote their works has been chosen to take part in this Round Three:

Arrehn Oberlander  
Artistide Despres
Chic Aeon
Cica Ghost
Daco Monday
Emily Darrow
Eupalinos Ugajin
Fae Varriale
Giovanna Cerise
Gracie Kendal
Ian Pahute
jjccc coronet
Lorin Tone
Nessuno Myoo and Kicca Igaly
Nino Vichan
Noke Yuitza
pixels sideways
Rose Borchovski
Seraph Kegel
Tony Resident
My special congrats to all artists chosen and to LEA committee for this opportunity!

Alien Humanity at UWA Centenary 3D Art challenge

Alien Humanity, by Noke Yuitza

“Alien Humanity”.
Photo manipulation and 3D design in virtual worlds.
Photoshop CS5, Second Life’s editor.
Concept, design and textures by myself (less original photographies of the faces and the textures of the ground and the sky).
© noke 2012

Alien Humanity artwork for the UWA Centenary 3D Art challenge it’s the conclusion part of a total of three immersive interventions concerned to our future evolution and the evolution of AIs (Artificial Intelligences) together with Future Communities (SL9B), the introduction part, and Lacrime nella Pioggia (Brera Accademy).

Inside an in-vitro conception between virtual and organic life mix, held by the trinity concept (organic, virtual and spiritual), Future Communities talks about the birth of a new community of transgenic human beings as a result of that one: the technohumans or replicants. Lacrime nella Pioggia follows, into one of those possible futures, the inner evolution and awakening of Bruna Husky, a replicant, in Madrid city on 2109. And Alien Humanity, inspired in a certain way in Mariko Mori‘s intervention Oneness, is concerned about what comes next, maybe at the end, that also can be a new bright beginning, closing the three parts with other in-vitro conception using in it an experiment based on empathy and mirror neurons to recreate in visitors a sense of calm and happiness.

All inspired by the book Tears in the Rain, by Rosa Montero, the anime Ghost in the Shell and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner film.

VISIT ALIEN HUMANITY AT UWA Centenary 3D Art challenge HERE.

“Lacrime nella pioggia” inside the project IMMERSIVE WORL(D)S

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30th, 10.30 a.m. Italy.
In the Brera Academy: Via Brera 28, Milan (Italy), into il Salone Napoleonico.
IN SECOND LIFE: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imparafacile/97/134/22
Streaming: http://www.livestream.com/libriamotutti

Escenario Tears in The Rain_006

Lacrime nella pioggia installation, Bruna Husky awakening.

Artwork: Lacrime nella pioggia, inspired in Lacrime nella pioggia by Rosa Montero

Download the first chapter here: Lacrime nella pioggia, Rosa Montero (preview) (©Rosa Montero, Salani Editore, 2012)

To have a better experience, try different Sky Settings in Second Life as: Bry’Oh Bluniverse.

Intro: 

There’s a part of us that reminds into cyberspace while we are “AFK”, and that part grows breaded by social techs. It’s our “ghost” conforming our virtual community footprint, a new kind of human heritage. But, how is this going to evolve in the future?

Lacrime nella Pioggia installation follows, into one of those possible futures, the inner evolution and awakening of Bruna Husky, a replicant, in the city of Madrid on 2109.

Concept:

Lacrime nella Pioggia, the book of Rosa Montero that inspires this installation, is one of those big stories, on the line of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, that can imagine a realistic future with sense, closer to our present time in the important debates of the life (rights, life and death, love, memory,…) probably because Rosa Montero, the author, it’s also a journalists and she has that clinic eye for the analysis. It’s also a story about an inner evolution, acceptation and conciliation of oneself held by it’s mean character, Bruna Husky.

It’s a rich and complex story, so here I’ve just done an approach to Bruna, to her evolution along the story. I have other 2 installations, small ones, based on the “story behind the story” of Lacrime nella Pioggia: Future Communities (for the SL9B) and Alien Humanity (for the UWA’s Challenge). The 1st one acts like a pre-story and the second concludes the circle.

Special collaboration:

Voice: The writer Rosa Montero puts the voice to 16 fragments of the book chosen for this installation by herself due it’s meaning

Fragments in Italian: Simona Scadellari, from Salani Editore

Models: Simba Schumann & Geigel (jjwilfred) Resident

Scripting: Rockerduck Bogdanovich

Sound: Imparacafile Runo

Sound effects: Storm Blauvelt

Thanks to the organization team composed by:

Giovanni Dalla Bona (Libriamo Tutti), Giampiero Moioli and Stefania Albertini (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera) and Simba Schumann (Arte Libera).

Special thanks to:

Rosa Montero, Simba Schumann, Pol Jarvinen, Simona Scadellari, Imparacafile Runo, Storm Blauvelt and Rockerduck Bogdanovich for the help to realize this intervention.

To Yoji and Filou.rod for the inspiring Neeloo Robot Women and  Robot Meditation Honda, from wich I took borrowed the eyelashes, that served to me to create my version of Bruna’s face.

More information about the event  IMMERSIVE WORL(D)S and the artists participating:

IMMERSIVE WOR(L)DS Poster of the event

IMMERSIVE WOR(L)DS poster.

Blender 2.6, Photoshop CS5, Second Life 3D editor.

Comunidades Futuras en el SL9B

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Future Communities by Noke Yuitza for the SL9B

Future Communities by Noke Yuitza for the SL9B

INTRO:

Hay una parte de nosotros que permanece en el ciberespacio mientras estamos “AFK”, y esa parte crece alimentada por las tecnologías sociales. Es nuestro “ghost” conformando nuestra huella virtual común, un nuevo tipo de herencia humana. Pero, ¿cómo evolucionará esta en el futuro?

Dentro de una concepción in vitro entre la vida orgánica y la virtual, y sostenida por el concepto de trinidad (orgánico, virtual, espiritual), “Comunidades Futuras” trata del nacimiento de una nueva comunidad de humanos transgénicos como resultado de aquella: los tecnohumanos o replicantes.

CONCEPTO:

El concepto original de Future Communities (Comunidades Futuras) está basado en Lacrime nella piogia, exposición que estoy preparando para el proyecto en Second Life de la Academia de Bellas Artes Brera sobre Lágrimas en la Lluvia (el último libro de la escritora y periodista Rosa Montero), y el anime Ghost in the Shell. De Lágrimas en la Lluvia, Future Communities coge la idea de los tecnohumanos, que son en cierta manera similar a los replicantes de Blade Runner, y de Ghost in the Shell, la idea del “espectro” virtual.

¿Cómo visitarla?

De momento, solo se puede visitar virtualmente mediante Second Life durante el SL9B en:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DreamSeeker%20SL9B%20Nove/61/54/21

Más info pronto!

 

 

Future Communities

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Future Communities by Noke Yuitza at SL9B

Future Communities by Noke Yuitza at SL9B

INTRO:

There’s a part of us that reminds into cyberspace while we are “AFK”, and that part grows breaded by social techs. It’s our “ghost” conforming our virtual community footprint, a new kind of human heritage. But, how is this going to evolve in the future?

Inside an in-vitro conception between virtual and organic life mix, held by the trinity concept (organic, virtual and spiritual), “Future Communities” talks about the birth of a new community of transgenic human beings as a result of that one: the technohumans or replicants.

CONCEPT:

The original concept of Future Communities is based on Lacrime nella piogia, the exhibit I’m preparing for Fine Arts Brera Academy project in SL about Tears in the Rain (the last book of the Spanish writer and journalist Rosa Montero), and inspired in the anime Ghost in the Shell. From Lágrimas en la Lluvia, Future Communities takes the idea of the technohumans, that is in certain way similar to Blade Runner replicants, and from Ghost in the Shell, the idea of the virtual “ghost”.

Where to visit?

By the moment, just inside Second Life during the SL9B celebrations in:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DreamSeeker%20SL9B%20Nove/61/54/21

MORE INFO SOON!