NATURAE Show by Merlino Mayo at MiC Musei in Comune di Roma (2nd Part)


Screen Shot from NATURAE on the official: Viewer2

Screen Shot from NATURAE on the official: Viewer2

My art show NATURAE at MiC the Sim of Rome Museums, started on 28 March 2011 and closed in the last 30 May 2011,  with a concert event and my last level element of Fire.

From the start there was a great unexpected feedback of thousands visitors. Many publications, blogs, articles, books, photos, etc. were produced, that has gifted to me great satisfactions, so I would like to create here a little summary to get a memory of what happened in these last months.

Finally I want to do special thanks to those who made it possible, the MiC sim project sponsored in real life from Musei in Comune di Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e della Comunicazione Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Zètema, so to all the people that helped to realize this show at MiC so the curator Mexi Lane aka Marina Bellini also responsable of the official Rome Museums Blog, the talented builders and officers of the Sim that created a fantastic ancient roman empire island to host the art shows: Rumegush Altamura and Patrizia Blessed. Thanks to Ultraviolet Alter for the great music concert performance in the closing night, so thanks to those who had inspired my art project, to my friends and all those who wrote, filmed, took pictures, or chatted  about it and thanks to all people that visited Naturae with fun and curiosity.

Merlino Mayo

Links:

Destination Guide – Editor’s Picks from Linden Lab official Second Life website: http://secondlife.com/destination/naturae

Official video from MiC Musei di Roma – Zètema by Mexi Lane:

video by Arm Strom:

video by Al Peretz / Alfonso Kohn

Art-Book “Merlino Mayo” Monography CARP – by Velazquez Bonetto
with photos on Naturae at MiC:

Monography Merlino Mayo - by Velazquez Bonetto ed.CARP

Monography Merlino Mayo – by Velazquez Bonetto ed.CARP

http://issuu.com/diabolus/docs/ma_merlino_mayo_inet

FormaFluens – International Literary Magazine with photos taken in Naturae and a critic about the show from Cristina Cilli:

Forma Fluens - International Literature Magazine

Forma Fluens – International Literature Magazine

http://www.formafluens.net/

To view the number 3 in .pdf: www.formafluens.net/formafluens.net_2011-3.pdf

Interview:
http://virtualworldsmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/giovanna-cerise-interviews-merlino-mayo-english-version/
http://virtualworldsmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/giovanna-cerise-intervista-merlino-mayo/

Official Blog from Rome Museums:

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/imaginrium-merlino-mayo-naturae/

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

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/second-life-londa-umana-travolge-il-mic/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/second-life-naturae-nella-destination-guide/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/second-life-al-mic-concerto-ultrasonne/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/second-life-ultrasonne-le-foto/

http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/second-life-naturae-immortalata-nel-viewer2/

Blogs:

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

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

http://solexistence.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/naturae/

Naturae on my Blog:

https://merlinomayo.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/naturae-opening-at-mic-musei-in-comune-di-roma/

https://merlinomayo.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/naturae-the-night-of-fire-at-mic-musei-di-roma-capitale/

Some Photos:

Mexi Lane

ChrisTower Dae

Merlino Mayo

Merlino Mayo NATURAE

Some nice shots from visitors:

Eupalinos Ugajin
"Naturae" by Merlino Mayo

Moti Moody
Naturae

Tim Dechanel
Envahisseur et destruction ...

Isabella Alphaville
3 28 11 @ MERLINO MAYO

Suapte Dionysus
Natuarae

Harbor Galaxy
Naturae  3
Naturae  2

Callie Mocha
Naturae

Merlino Mayo (Bryn Oh in visit at NATURAE)

"Bryn Oh at Naturae" - Merlino Mayo 2011 1

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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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