Tour guide by “Madrid 2109” at LEA10 with a special guest: Rosa Montero

This week in Tears in Rain tour guide to Madrid 2109

TIME: 02/07/13 01:30 pm SLT
Duration: 1 hours
Landing Point: TEARS IN RAIN – LEA10, Landing Point
Language: Spanish and English

MEMORY FRAGMENT 01 – TEARS IN RAIN (BY ROSA MONTERO)

Bruna awoke with a start and remembered that she was going to die.
But not right now.
A whiplash of pain shot between her temples. The apartment was in semidarkness and the afternoon light had faded on the other side of the window. Dazed, she looked out over the familiar urban landscape, the towers, the flat rooftops, and the hundreds of windows over which shadows were falling, as the pain inside her head continued to pound.

Tears in Rain, Chapter 1, by Rosa Montero.

So begins Tears in Rain, the book that inspired my art installation (called as Mostero’s book), with that terrible certainty about Bruna’s death…

Tomorrow Thursday 07 you are invited to immerse yourself with the book’s author and me in Scenario 02: “Madrid 2109”, which is the one following Bruna Husky, the female replicant detective protagonist, through 16 present fragments of her memories.

A summary of what you can see inside of Bruna Husky in the installation.

A summary of what you can see inside of Bruna Husky in the installation. (Photo credit: Grazietta Cazenove)

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LEA Arts Festival – February 2013

LEA Arts Festival – poster by PJ Trenton
There will be more events planned during the month, including:

* Machinima Screenings
* 20 Sims of Art Installations
* Performances
* Talks
* Artist Interviews/Tours
* And more!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND
LEA ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS WITH KICKOFF SCHEDULE:

9:45 AM
Introduction
10:00 AM
Award winning artist BRYN OH gives a talk, On Challenging The Viewer, with time for questions & answers
11:00 AM
Machinima Screenings of LEA exhibits hosted by LaPiscean Liberty
NOON
Ian Upton, artist and technologist interviewed by Rowan Derryth
1:00PM
CEC Productions presents a new exciting Virtual Band Show: Leningrad Cowboys!

Please visit any of the twenty art installations by artists-in-residence any time, on sims LEA10 – LEA29.  And please continue to check this page for more information about more scheduled events.

 

Baldini Lucia’s interpretation about my “Lacrime nella pioggia”

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They seem draws, but they are captures done inside the cyberspace by Baldini Lucia over my opera Lacrime nella Pioggia during its presentation in the Sanremo’s e-Book Festival.  Baldini plays with the colors, the filters, the atmosfera… achieving amazing results that … Continue reading

The Robotic Wars

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The Robotic Wars at BURN2.
@noke 2012.

Central Archives of the United States of the Earth
(Mod. version)

File: #6B-138
ROBOTIC WARS
Keyworkds: Human Peace, Geneva Convention, coltan mines, Congo Crisis, Conspiracy Replicant, Lumbre Ras

Inspired in sci-fi disaster films of wars between humans and machines, this virtual artistic intervention for the BURN2 represents to be a recorded audiovisual piece related to the Robotic Wars of the “Central Archives of the United States of the Earth” mentioned in the book Tears in Rain, by Rosa Montero (international Spanish writer and journalist). In fact, as observes, we are playing the role of a copy-editors editing and preserving a part of the past inside a virtual reality displayer in Madrid 2109.

In the book, there’s a conspiration to break the peace between replicants and humans. Yiannis Liberopoulos, copy-editor of the “Central Archives of the United States of the Earth” and one of the main characters of the book, discovers that someone is hacking these files to change history to discredit replicants. So, we can’t know if what we are watching in this installation is a real recorded past scene of the Robotic Wars or if it’s a manipulated version.

ANIMAL ROBOTS and THE PRIM-PEOPLE

Robots are inspired in invertebrates as robotic space investigation ones as well as in Star Wars ones.

I’ve chose to use what I call “the prim-people” across TEARS IN RAIN project to represent the basic shape of humans, aliens and replicants (that have cat eyes as in Montero’s book) in the most simple unit of construction in virtual worlds. It’s other way to express evolution from simplicity to complexity inside the hole context of this cross-lands intervention.

Where and how to visit The Robotic Wars?

In the Rabit Hole island of Burning Man in Second Life until 4th of November. Landing point to The Robotic Wars:

*This exhibit grows each day, as a living organism, again playing over the concept of from simple to complex evolution, so visitors can follow changes each day.

**Recommended:

  1. Compatible viewer with mesh objects as Second Life last viewer and Firestorm
  2. Sky Settings: night and sunset
  3. To activate “Lights and Shadows” in Preferences/ Graphics/ Advanced

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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 Urban Blight Project (by Arcadia Asylum) and Second Life’s Library.

Additional information about the project

A Bruna Husky in wireframe in Wizardoz Chrome exhibit “Reportage from VIRTUAL ART”

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A Bruna Husky in wireframe in "Reportage from VIRTUAL ART", by wizardoz chrome

A Bruna Husky in wireframe in “Reportage from VIRTUAL ART”, by wizardoz chrome.