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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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):

L’opposto e il completamento, by Giovanna Cerise

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L' OPPOSTO E IL SUO COMPLETAMENTO, di Giovanna Cerise 02

L’ OPPOSTO E IL SUO COMPLETAMENTO, di Giovanna Cerise (photo by Wizardoz Chrome).
IMMERSIVE WOR(L)DS, 2012.
Brera Academy in Secnd Life (Brera Academy, Mila, Italy).

Giovanna Cerise, musician an artist, presented L’opposto e il completamento during the project IMMERSIVE WORL(D)S at the space of the Brera Academy in Second Life (Academy of Fine art of Brera, Italy), an opera based  on the book Narciso e Boccadoro, by Herman Hesse.

TrisTE ITALIA, by Giulia De Marinis

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trisTe Italia, opera di GIULIA DE MARINIS

trisTe Italia, opera di Giulia de Marinis (photo by Wizardoz Chrome).
IMMERSIVE WORL(D)S, 2012.
Brera Academy in Second Life (Academy of Fine art of Brera, Italy)

Giulia De Marinis, another one of the artists of the project IMMERSIVE WORL(D)S at the space of the Brera Academy in Second Life (Academy of Fine art of Brera, Italy), presented TrisTE ITALIA, an opera based on Tetris game.

Tribute to Poe, by Nessuno Myoo

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Tribute to Poe _ Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Second Life

Tribute to Poe, by NESSUNO MYOO (photo by Noke Yuitza).
IMMERSIVE WOR(L)DS, 2012.
Brera Academy in Secnd Life (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy).

Nessuno Myoo, a torture-prim master, presented Tribute to Poe during the project IMMERSIVE WORL(D)S at the space of the Brera Academy in Second Life (Academy of Fine art of Brera, Italy), an opera based on the horror tale Il pozzo e il pendolo, by E.A. Poe.

Lacrime nella pioggia, opera by Noke Yuitza, captured by Wizardoz Chrome

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Lacrime nella pioggia, my immersive installation, captured by the eyes of photographer Wizardoz Chrome during the opening of IMMERSIVE WORL(D)S at the space of the Brera Academy in Second Life (Academy of Fine art of Brera, Italy). Click on the images to … Continue reading

“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

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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)

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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.