Metamorphoses


Metamorphoses by Merlino Mayo at LEA – Full Sim Project – 1st turn – 2011-2012 Show Open till 15 March 2012.

First of all I want to thank LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts) and The LEA committee (Bryn Oh, Dancoyote Antonelli, Dekka Raymaker, JayJay Zifanwe, L1 Loire, Sasun Steinbeck, Solo Mornington, Werner Kurosawa, PatriciaAnne Daviau -advisor-) who trusted me and other artists (Artistide Despres, Charlotte Bartlett, comet Morigi, Freewee Ling, Glyph Graves, Harter Fall, Merlino Mayo, Mikati Slade, Misprint Thursday, Oberon Onmura, RAG Randt, Secret Rage, Selavy Oh, Sowa Mai, Ux Hax, Zachh Cale) for the first round LEA Land Grants to give me the opportunity to use a big space as a full sim to express my art.

Taking inspiration from the 1st book and a few of other episodes of the “Metamorphoses”, word that from greek means “change of shape”, written in latin by Publius Ovidius, this new project aims to build a path of multi levels within an allegorical vision related to the current age of crisis and transformation of human beings and our society.

Mannerism's most famous fresco: Giulio Romano's illusionism invents a dome overhead and dissolves the room's architecture in the Fall of the Giants.

The way to see the whole work would formally very different but conceptually similar to the fresco dedicated to the “Fall of the Giants” by Giulio Romano in the Palazzo Te in Mantua (Mantova), where the representation becomes a metaphor of the times lived and precarious power and human ambitions; So going on other examples are possible like the trasformations of Aracne, Daphne, Icarus, Heliades sisters, Medusa, ect. The outer and inner change of form and substance of living beings and their natural relationships into something different, new and unexpected, from the creative process naturally with technology through the lens of the symbolism of Myth and the squared glass of Science.

It is very interesting to see the origin of name Palazzo Te: “The famous villa, designed for parties, receptions and “idleness” of the Duke of Mantua, was built on an island in direct contiguity with the city center, known since the Middle Ages Tejeto, or Te. The hypothesis most likely derive from the term ’tilietum’ (place of linden trees) or from the Celtic ‘tezza’ linked with Latin ‘atteggia’ in english ‘attitude’, both meaning ‘hut’.” *from

Obviously the project is not complete about the whole huge Ovid’s work, and in start I’ve done just some main episodes, but my intention is to work on it in future, it will take time for sure. Stay tuned.

Merlino Mayo

Book I: Cosmogony, Ages of Man, Gigantes, Daphne;

0  Metamorphoses – Start point “Palazzo Te,  Mantova” 
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/128/151/23

1  Metamorphoses – I – Cosmogony – The Creation of Universe
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/130/66/4042

2  Metamorphoses – II – Cosmogony The Elements – EL MENTUM (2010)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/128/137/3893

3  Metamorphoses – III – Cosmogony – The Creation of Sea and Sky
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/216/134/3565

4  Metamorphoses – IV – Ages of Man – The Golden Age of Man
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/138/149/3215

5  Metamorphoses – V – Raise of Giants
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/149/204/2803

6  Metamorphoses – VI – Fall of Giants
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/126/129/1078

7  Metamorphoses – VII – Daphne
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA27/128/50/1534

Some references:

LEA lindenarts.blogspot.com, LEA www.lea-sl.org, Metamorphoses Illustrations First Book, Latin Original Texts, Book I in Latin, english text, virtual tour into the Room of the Giants.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)