VOGUE


The 26 August 2011 finally come out a well written and positive article by Simona Lamonaca about Art in virtual worlds related to Real Life on VOGUE (Italia) newspaper with my photo about my installation work in Second Life that I did for the Fine Arts Brera Academy, Polytechnic and ATM transports in Milan and presented in RAI television in december 2010.

In the article and illustrations the mentioned artists are:  Bryn Oh, Rose Borchovski, Peter Greenawayillustrations: Merlino Mayo, Cutea Benelli and Blotto Epsilon.

The mentioned institutions, museums, universities and galleries, etc. are: Canadian government (Ontario Arts Council O.A.C.), MiC (Museums of Rome), Academy of Brera (Fine Arts Academy in Milan) MIND (Milan network for design), Polytechnic (University of Milan), UWA (University of Western Australian), ArtSpace UTSA (University of Texas), and Spencer Museum of Art ( University of Kansas), Parco della Musica (in Rome), and the Teatro Arcimboldi (TAM in Milan), Imparafacile Ning, ArteLibera.

VOGUE Italy edition article

The paper article

 

References:

– An english translation of the article can be found here on Bryn Oh Blog

– A short article version on the website VOGUE.it

– The first presentation of the project for Fine Arts Academy of Brera  “The Metro of Milan meets virtual worlds (1st Part)”

   Merlino Mayo project description for Brera Academy.

– The presentation in Live Television of the project “The Metro of Milan meets virtual worlds (2nd Part) ON AIR – RAI Television”.

– Bryn Oh won a Canadian Governative OAC Media Artists Emerging Program (the story of it on her blog)

Videos from Bryn Oh:

Bryn Oh WORLD EXPO

RUSTED GEARS

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/ (managed by Mexi Lane, aka Marina Bellini)

http://imparafacile.ning.com/ (managed by Imparafacile Runo, aka Giovanni Dalla Bona)

http://www.artelibera.biz/ (Arte Libera managed Simba Schuman and Storm Blauvelt)

– The University of Western Australia
A blog for the University of Western Australia (UWA) presence on Second Life. A post about the Vogue’s article.

“The Blue Planet” Show  at TAM Theatre Arcimboldi  and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma – Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke with music by Goran Bregovic

Videos from Rose Borchovsky:

WHY IS THERE SOMETHING Susa Bubble Part 5: Greek Myth, The Battle of the Gods

LOST IN COUNTINGSusa Bubble

WHY IS THERE SOMETHING  -Introduction-

Trailer: Een dag uit het leven-Kasteel Amerongen/ A day in the life of Castle Amerongen -1680

– VOGUE (Italy Edition) on WebMagazine: http://www.vogue.it/ http://www.vogue.it/magazineThe Cover of September Avant-Garde by Steven Meisel subject Ethel Granger (1905-1982) photographer Stella Tennant

NATURAE Opening at MiC Musei in Comune di Roma (1st Part)


The Opening was on Monday 28 March 2011 at  1:30 SLT – 22:30 to MiC –

Museum of Rome
IMAGIN@RIUM: Merlino Mayo – “NATURAE”

“Naturae” literally means “of Nature”, born out of the root ‘natus’. Nature, the creative force, is also the forgotten matrix source, and is a system of natural laws which determine and control the entire universe and all of its elements and living beings.

Official Blog of Rome's Museums - MiC Musei in Comune di Roma

Official Blog of Rome's Museums - MiC Musei in Comune di Roma

Because of man being blinded by his technological prowess, this has now fallen into oblivion and become a shadow of the past but which now resurfaces unexpectantly from this hidden immortal line of continuity.
In this installation, Merlino Mayo follows this theme of Man having turned away from this integral  part of himself and who now turns and is again confronted by it. A meeting with Lex Naturae, with this shadow part, still ever present in our DNA (internal) and our environmental domain (outdoor), and that, as a latent virus, re-emerges in a disturbing way.

NATURAE 4th ELEMENT EARTH Photo by ChrisTower Dae

NATURAE 4th ELEMENT EARTH Photo by ChrisTower Dae

The path of “Naturae” starts with a solid and impressive sculptures such as: Life’s Lines – (Life Line), huge Ley Lines, etc. calling upon the visitor through a more active exploration into a dialogue with our existing environment and the surrounding seas, rocks and light.

Then at a higher altitude the installation changes through different levels within this enormous dream and the visitor will be overwhelmed by these elements in a purely symbolic, metaphysical, surreal and free exploration, where we can allow ourselves be safely and pleasantly lost.

The video installation will be part of the “IMAGIN@RIUM” which, together with those of other facilities of the MiC, will occupy a position at MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome.

Entrance of MiC SIM

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/204/156/40

a great video by ColeMarie Soleil

How to visit the installation in these days follow these slurl coordinates:

– N A T U R A E –     5 levels

*** LEVEL 1 ***

The Beach Start Point
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/124/151/21

“Life Line” Sculpture
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/154/252/34

“The Giant Kybernetes”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/114/222/24

“Source”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/123/167/20

ELEMENT FIRE – “The Man of Fire”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/159/180/37

“The Climbing”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/146/134/27

“Tsunami” – The Big Wave
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/45/243/20
– on the Wave
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/19/209/39

*** LEVEL 2 *** – ELEMENT  METAL

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/156/130/921

*** LEVEL 3 *** ELEMENT  WOOD

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/126/149/1626

-Wood the base
http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/127/153/1591

*** LEVEL 4 *** ELEMENT EARTH

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/117/166/2401

*** LEVEL 5 *** ELEMENT WATER

http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/134/185/3102

* Teleports to follow the installation complex are one little red man to go on the next level, and one blue little men to go back one level
** for a good light I suggest EUPHORIA sunset 2  (Sky preset)

Italiano:

* Attenzione! *** i Teleports per seguire il complesso dell’installazione sono il piccolo Uomo Rosso per avanzare di 1 livello, e l’Uomo Blu per tornare indietro di un livello. Il primo teleport e’ qui: http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/204/156/40

segui gli omini rossi per la visita.. ****

Lunedi 28 marzo 2011 alle ore 22.30 ita – 1:30-SLT al MiC – Musei di Roma Capitale
IMAGIN@RIUM: Merlino Mayo – NATURAE

“Naturae” letteralmente  “della Natura”,  ciò che da essa nasce (natus) e ne fa parte.
La Natura, la forza creatrice, è anche l’origine matricale dimenticata dagli uomini; il sistema delle leggi naturali che condizionano e controllano l’intero Universo, tutti i suoi elementi e gli esseri viventi.
L’uomo con tutto il suo genio tecnologico, è caduto nell’oblio di ciò che lo ha generato come un ombra dimenticata nel passato che riaffiora continuamente e inaspettatamente nel presente.
In questa installazione Merlino Mayo ripercorre il tema dell’Uomo che si è allontanato da una parte importante di se stesso, che affronta l’incontro con la Lex Naturae, con la sua ombra, sempre presente nel suo DNA (interno) e nell’ambiente circostante (esterno), e che come un virus latente riaffiora in modo anche traumatico.

NATURAE 3rd ELEMENT WOOD photo by ChrisTower Dae

Si inizia quindi il percorso “Naturae” con delle solide e imponenti sculture come ad esempio: Life Line – (Linea della vita), The Big Kybernetes, etc. che esortano il visitatore ad una esplorazione più attiva. Un dialogo con  l’ambiente preesistente e circostante dell’isola, con il mare, la roccia e la luce.
Successivamente, salendo in quota, il percorso cambierà e ci si troverà tra i vari livelli onirici e gargantueschi all’interno dei quali verrete sovrastati dagli elementi in una dimensione puramente simbolica, metafisica e surreale, in libera esplorazione dove perdersi piacevolmente è auspicabile.

Il video dell’installazione farà parte del progetto “IMAGIN@RIUM” che, insieme a quelli delle altre installazioni del MiC, occuperà una postazione al MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma.

inizio percorso:
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/MiC/204/154/40

* per una buona luce suggerisco  EUPHORIA sunset 2  (Sky preset)

Foto di Musei in Comune


Foto di ChrisTower

References:

http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2011/03/coleys-world-merlino-mayos-naturae.html

italian language:

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/mic-naturae-di-merlino-mayo-le-foto/

http://slartgroup.blogspot.com/2011/03/delluomo-della-natura_29.html

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