I was at Digital Cafe’ – RAI (ON AIR) into the Expo “Piu’ Libri Piu’ Liberi” talking about big art events into Virtual Worlds

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5 /12/2010  ” Digital Cafe’ “ RAI Italian Television (ON AIR) into “Piu’ Libri Piu’ Liberi” Expo, talking about big art events into Virtual Worlds

The 5 december 2010 as active artist Merlino Mayo I was invited to talk about big art events into virtual worlds,  it was an intersting talk show at the RAI italian national television Digital Cafe’ conducted from Marina Bellini aka Mexi Lane, into the Expo Piu libri e piu’ Liberi of little and medium Italian Editors at Rome EUR historic ‘Palazzo dei Congressi‘ building, with other remarkable instersting guests, the President of Commission Culture of Rome Federico Mollicone, Francesca Barbi Marinetti the niece of  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti founder of the historic Futurism art mouvement from the 1920, the artist Marco Manray aka Marco Cadioli, and a long interview with Bryn Oh, and Maryva Mayo, Cristina Cilli, Patrizia Nofi, Talete Flanagan, ect.  So I was proudly able to talk as inworld artist and witness, to describe the history of Burning Man (event in real life) the Burning life and the Burn2 and others big events where I take active part like Imagine Festival from Yoko Ono with CARP Nicolas Schoffer’s Tower, or Through the virtual looking glass a bridge between SLife art events and RLife art galleries events so the importance of these kind of events for the virtual worlds Art evolution.

The experience at the Burn2.0 of 2010 was very interesting. There were many unknowns at the beginning of the event in large part to the disappointment of many artists and exhibitors who were waiting with great anticipation each year of the former event Burning Life (last 2009) to say the least pharaonic, with the beauty of 32 islands sim granted use directly from Linden Lab still remember like it was yesterday, the moment when I discovered this show late last year, and I was incredulous to discover the magnificence and the infinite complexity of an virtual event, but perfectly comparable for interest, creativity, energy and commitment, to a great and glorious international expo into real life.
That summer I decided to do something to bring to the attention of most people as possible the existence of this incredible event, even outside the virtual world, I could not bear the thought that all this be ignored by the world of so-called real life. And I remember even as a joke that I began to photograph everything, all these installations and trying to mark the names of individual builders and artists, changing the appropriate lighting for each work, etc. To give only a vague idea of the crazy idea,  I was taking pictures for almost 10 days, and a quantity ‘of shots near the end of 3500, of course to select, cause I shot it in various circumstances with different lights, but a quantity remarkable at least for my standards. I mention this fact to make you understand the complexity of this event, and I can say that in these cases you can really understand that every visitor is going through a subjective experience different from others but from himself in time when which returned to more logical route randomly changing times.

This year there was a change of course, and after all the internal debate among the organizers, former founding event of the Black Rock Rangers and the same Linden Labs, has created a new situation of self-sufficiency, in which and they had to ask for help all the participants, this has generated a great distrust and a hard reconstruction of credibility of the event. The unknown many have decided not to participate, and therefore do not contribute, and then you have already reached the remarkable result of six islands in Second Life sim, which in any case have been a great achievement, and you and ‘seen slowly in the days of organizing to get big names of famous artists such as Bryn Oh, AM Radio, Maya Paris, Wizard Gynoid, Gracie Kendal, and others. For people like me who had already ‘at work on her small lot, this was a great joy, cause you kept believing in the event of the burn, related to famous historical event in the real life Burning Man.
It is the end result was a large concentration of high quality and densely populated with events, complex three-dimensional structures, moving lights and colors, content and ideas of great interest and great wealth and inspiration.
The event is for those who participate, not just a great chance ‘of visibility’ and showcase to the world inside the metaverse, the outer one for real life, and for observers inworld, gallery owners, researchers, editors, bloggers, owners, rangers, event organizers and the artists themselves, etc.
Personally I found enormously stimulating experience, I made friends with several artists in the first did not know existed and which are now in close contact and great confidence. All this for a creative but not only, is a treasure and a priceless opportunity ‘for personal improvement and development only.
The burn2.0 has exceeded expectations and pessimistic forecasts, with impeccable organization and a ‘was set up in no time, because of the previous debate concluded shortly before. Represented in each case a point of continuity ‘with the glorious past, and I really hope he can evolve in future editions with even more’ great results.
I thank all participants and I hope to meet again in 2011.

intersting reference links:









photos from events:

Burning Man photos from flickr

Burn2 from Flickr

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Show at Pirats on 23th November 2010 – “The Andy’s Last Supper” by Merlino Mayo alt (Xaan Allen)

Show at Pirats on 23th November 2010

Pirats Opening / Vernissage Omega Art Gallery 2010-11-23

martedì 23 novembre alle ore 22.30 – 18 dicembre alle ore 23.30
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Nous sommes heureux de vous convier au vernissage de Omega Art Gallery, le Mardi 23 novembre 2010 à 1:30 pm SLT, 22h30 FR qui exposera jusqu’au 18 décembre 2010 les travaux de :

Giovanna Cerise – max Bobair – June Clavenham – Fahn Falta -Maya Paris – Jean Coeur aka Jean-Pierre Deblonde- MathieuL Bravin aka Mathieu Laporte Bravin – Miso Susanowa – Maryva Mayo -Artman Diavolo -Tehos Quar aka Tehos – Mikati Slade – Merlino Mayo

Pour visiter les installations de Mikati Slade & Merlino Mayo prenez les TP sur la plateforme d’accueil d’Omega.


We are happy to invite you to the opening of Omega Art Gallery on Tuesday November 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm SLT, 22h30 FR, that will exhibe until december 18, 2010 works of:

Giovanna Cerise – max Bobair – June Clavenham – Fahn Falta -Maya Paris – Jean Coeur aka Jean-Pierre Deblonde- MathieuL Bravin aka Mathieu Laporte Bravin – Miso Susanowa – Maryva Mayo -Artman Diavolo -Tehos Quar aka Tehos – Mikati Slade – Merlino Mayo

To visit the installs of Mikati Slade & Merlino Mayo, take the TP in Omega entry.


Siamo lieti di invitarvi alla apertura della Galleria d’Arte Omega su Martedì 23 novembre 2010 alle 1:30 pm SLT 22:30 FR esporre fino al 18 Dicembre 2010 luogo di lavoro:

Giovanna Cerise – max Bobair – June Clavenham – Fahn Falta -Maya Paris – Jean Coeur aka Jean-Pierre Deblonde- MathieuL Bravin aka Mathieu Laporte Bravin – Miso Susanowa – Maryva Mayo -Artman Diavolo -Tehos Quar aka Tehos – Mikati Slade – Merlino Mayo

Per visitare l’installazione di Mikati Slade & Merlino Mayo, prendere la TP Omega in entrata.


Wir freuen uns, Sie zur Vernissage der Omega Art Gallery, am Dienstag, 23 November 2010 in 1:30 pm SLT, 22:30 FR, das bis 18. December 2010 die Arbeit:

Giovanna Cerise – max Bobair – June Clavenham – Fahn Falta -Maya Paris – Jean Coeur aka Jean-Pierre Deblonde- MathieuL Bravin aka Mathieu Laporte Bravin – Miso Susanowa – Maryva Mayo -Artman Diavolo -Tehos Quar aka Tehos – Mikati Slade – Merlino Mayo

Zum Besuch der Installation von Mikati Slade & Merlino Mayo, nehmen Sie die in TP Omega Eintrag.

With my big installation outside “The Andy’s Last Supper”

Pirats Opening / Vernissage Omega Art Gallery 2010-11-23

for best vision put “SOUNDS ON” and smooth lights.. as a sunset you like or better “Maroon” preset sky.
Get the Teleport and visit as you like the structure of Music Box and go down when possible with a little jump to each floor level. Each Box has got different sounds.

My Work Title: “The Andy’s Last Supper”
by Merlino Mayo alt (Xaan Allen)

This work installation start with a perspective vision of my “The Last Supper”, inspired and dedicated to Andy Warhol’s Screen-printings (il Cenacolo – by Leonardo DaVinci). I like a lot to do great works where visitors, can explore and have their personal own explorations of the structure, space, sounds, and where they can meditate, chat,  in a word.. to experience it and not only to look it.
My research of randomly natural movements, gets me to built here a series of 3 trails made with my little men, the blacks are Homo Shadow, the yellows Homo Light, and last Homo Silver. It is made like a dance to the sky, but also a battle in air between forces and energies of the world. The Silver represent the surface of our Material World, but also the spiritual step of the Man evolution. The trails make a dance of war.. between the different energies.

Now look at your side there is a TELEPORT UP, (old coordinates out of order) with a silver sphere arrow. It brings you to the upper Colors Sounds Box. Here you can experience again what I mean and look for random creation. The boxes are each with differents sounds all choosed by me and positioned to give a better experience as possible. The important concept was to obtain a different sequence of sounds each time, not only in order to come, to choice, ect.. but also in the space sound, while you walk freely into the big color pixel boxes.
So each visitor will never experience the same than an other one or himself if he come back and visit again. I used something like 700 different sounds, called in random order.
Enjoy your Pop Experience! 😀

Merlino Mayo

view of the sky level The 9 Rooms of Sounds (800 Random Sounds)

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