dixmix gallery

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The Bergdorf Reports


A new gallery, dixmix gallery, opened a few days ago. Curated by dixmix Source and built by Megan Prumier, this is a welcome addition to the Second Life gallery scene. The tastefully put-together large two-story concrete space consists of three main parts; the black, white and grey galleries. Disbursed throughout are familiar statues by Mistero Hilfeng, all which are mindfully integrated into the large space. In the foyer is on display a selection  from dixmix’s private collection of older works by Ariel Brearly. (As a side note here, Ariel will be showing new photographs at Berg by Nordan Art starting January 2017, please be on the lookout for announcements.) On view in the black gallery space are new photographs by Grazia Horwitz; stunning and captivating, these images held my attention for a long time. Bravo Grazia, really well done. In the grey gallery section we find a selection of previously…

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The photo game: Boudicca and Ricco comment on each other’s pictures

An interesting exercise… A dialogue (comments on comments) would have been a worthwhile addition of course. But simply hearing the reaction of photographers on each other’s work is always engaging. Thank you both!

Of the four pictures Caravan grabs me the most. A dreamlike, magical image. Saturated as Boudicca says. An organic feel, where all the elements are related, none intruding. A universe caught in an instant… Quite lovely 🙂

Second Sighting

Boudicca Amat is an amazing SL photographer, among other things, and I am glad that she kindly accepted my invitation to write a post in collaboration with me, aiming to discuss photography in Second Life. The idea came to my mind as I checked the comments, on Flickr, on a variety of photos taken by SLers. As always, people would generally say “wow, well done, congratulations, fantastic pic”. I love when someone says stuff like that about my photos. Still, I missed comments – including by myself – explaining why they liked this or that particular picture, or a discussion on how a certain result could be achieved.

With that in mind, I contacted Boudicca. This is the game that I suggested: I would choose two pictures by her on Flickr and would comment on them, and she would choose two pictures by me and do the same. As…

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Power to… the art of protest | Art and design | The Guardian

“In repressive states, the role of the artist is unambiguous: to assert the individual imagination, the singular power that all dictatorships fear.”

– with comments from Michael Elmgreen, Sarah Sze, Isaac Julien, & Doug Aitken

original photo taken from my flickr

via Power to… the art of protest | Art and design | The Guardian

Mac Kanashimi’s Snarl in Second Life

More art worth experiencing…

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Snarl - Mac KanashimiSnarl – Mac Kanashimi

Snarl is the name of Mac Kanashimi’s latest art installation, and it really is one of those things that has to be seen in order to be appreciated; frankly, no photograph really does the build justice.

Known for his huge, fractal-based builds, several of which I’ve covered in this blog (see Climbing the Pinwheel (August 2014), The Geometry of Art (April 2014) Enter the Dragon Curves (February 2014)). However, for Snarl, he has opted for something far more organic in form: a huge vine-like tower of rings, curls, loops of fibre-like elements which rises more than 4,000 metres in to the sky above the region in which it sits.

Snarl - Mac KanashimiSnarl – Mac Kanashimi

The result is quite extraordinary, some 5,000 items, each with an LI of three, all of which utilise HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) to RGB conversion.This has been set such that lightness…

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The Unsinkable Molly Bloom’s “Creative Inhalation: Breaking Bad in Frenzyville.” New work for the unfaint of heart! | Magick Thoughts

via The Unsinkable Molly Bloom’s “Creative Inhalation: Breaking Bad in Frenzyville.” New work for the unfaint of heart! | Magick Thoughts