intimate elevations

made a series of small-scale 3Dpaintings for the delightful Birdhouse Gallery

Bench Art Park

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FAME & FORTUNE

The Slartist@UWA Machinima Challenge “Art of the Artists” Awards Ceremony was on last weekend

This was a big deal inworld. The event was put together by passionate, connected, people who value machinima and included some generous, supportive, individuals & organisations, who could put [substantial] money where their mouths were

Talented filmmakers entered the competition

Giving their time and energy into this art experience

So that we as a species can eat some more soul food and SL Art is further written into our world’s stories

To make it more fun for myself, when I’d watched all the films beforehand, I’d picked out my own Top 5

It overlapped in some ways with the Official Judging Panels – read the blog from UWA here

Here’s my HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VIEWING List + some snaps of the crowd…

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  1. MY FAVE FILM:     Elle Thorkveld: Change Dreams

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2. Veyot: Staring into the Aperture

3. Tutsy Navarantha: Serendipity

4. Bryn Oh: Cerulean

5. Amelie Marcoud: For Love and Art

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flip-flop, flip-flop (the sound of Summer ending)

 

“Have a lovely, creative day” …my brother’s words rang in my ears as I struggled with my muse…

and the media screen figuratively collapsed into itself today in a bloody & black hole

Playing machinima inworld suddenly crossed a line & became too frustrating. It is a recursive, cursed act in SL.

Luckily though, in the opposite of ironic way, I had accidentally unlinked all 300 pieces of the Drive In… and when I was nearly done hand picking them out of the screenspace, I paused and realised how lovely the “souvenirs” were – floating randomly in this minimalistic semiotic. Just at that moment, a sweet (Portuguese, I think) prostitute trotted through my parcel and I told her sorry, but I was busy building a chaos theatre…like that was an actual thing ^^ – we had a little chat and went our ways

& so, now that I have given up the idea of running a machinima-cinema, my art practice can resume its usual, P.I. [private investigator] dog persona and my mind can open in Zindra (my first Adult parcel – will it help me “grow up” maybe?)

 

I am lucky enough to have some good friends to help me if I can ever bear to try and initiate machinima workshops again (for that is what they were really) – but all the aspects of doing that were just so out of my alienated, nooby grasp… Baby steps are what is needed now

 

As I practice just being a human connecting socially with other humans – about all sorts of things

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Found a lovely peace inside Asmita’s, visually beautiful and immersive, Fractal performance piece:

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Yes, it did crash some of us – but the beauty was worth it

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Take 2

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The Drive-In is coming together well and the script in the media screen seems stable and clean – it ought to be ready soon…for the next Screening challenge!!!

(I’ve gone off the Loop idea – too much pressure on our mainland servers to have movies playing constantly on a prim)