Skyscrapers: a sim made larger by a scaling magic

Scaling down skyscrapers in order to build a big project

Do tiny skyscrapers make sense? Well, that’s exactly what artist Gem Preiz has built in Second Life: small massive buildings which are not scale models, even if they are just virtual. Those wonders, forming a somewhat futuristic cityscape, can be seen in his installation Skyscrapers, which invites us to think of scales in the virtual…

Ricco dancing at theda's installation

The spirit of dancing

Dancing With Spirits is an art installation by theda (or Theda Tammas) which is being hosted throughout August and September by Galleria Kakku, curated by my friend Pieni. It presents to the viewer an intriguing ball of different figures – alone, in pairs and trios – and one can join them to be part of the…

Ricco Saenz before the train at The Far Away

Will we meet far away? (or sims as art works)

ATTENTION: UPDATE on the party at the end of the text. The invitation, open to the whole Second Life community, to a celebration called Radio Days, on Saturday, November 21, at The Far Away, brings a good opportunity for me to share some thoughts on sims (or parts of sims) as art works. The event…

Light beams at Mediamorphosis

Immersive video art meets the virtual world

Mediamorphosis is a multisensory and interactive art installation by Djehuti-Anpu (display name), or Thoth Jantzen (user name), that has been in Second Life since 2013 and which, two years later, keeps being impressive for its spectacle of lights and music and for its immersive strength. Made of five more or less connected parts (or six,…