Bleeding Books in Second Life

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Split Screen: Bleeding Books

Now open at Split Screen, curated by Dividni Shostakovich, is Bleeding Books, an installation by Haveit Neox which offers a commentary on how language and information can be both abused and overwhelming.

Three huge platforms float in the sky; one is the landing point where information on the installation and Split Screen can be obtained. The remaining two, one reached via a walk through a tornado of golden letter and the other by flying down to it, offer huge columned but roofless halls. The floors of each resemble printed pages from which stone letters partially rise, draped with human figures who appear to be merging with them. Over both, giant books spill a black torrent of letters.

Split Screen: Bleeding Books

Beneath all three, at ground level (fly down to reach it) is an enormous fortress, slowly decaying,  the roof gone, the floors pitted and…

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