Nicolas Schöffer’s Tower at IMAGINE FESTIVAL – (CARP)


Into the Imagine Festival 2010 today: 1 – 3PM  Imagine the Architecture of the Future

http://imaginepeacetower.com/

(the Imagine Festival 2010 calendar of events)

Today: CARP exbition and concert
Click here for more info – Nicolas Schöffer’s tower
Contact: Velazquez Bonetto & Josina Burgess

The Nicolas Schöffer’s Tower at CARP

Nicolas Schöffer

Father of Cybernetic Art, a architect, visionair and artist, famous  for his enlightened way of thinking and his architectural  “cybernetic art” of moving and turning modules and mobiles using light and mirrors to create new forms of all kinds. In his time the 50-60-ties he was creating a totally new form of Art that he called “Cybernetic” and his work is displayed in many musea over the world. There are even  several musea carrying his name and showing his art.

One of his biggest creations  was his Tower of Light, what he designed for the city of Paris where it had to stand in a special surrounding where you could see it from far away.

Mirrors and lights were used to create the illusion, specially at night, to make  the tower was like floating in the air.
Inside the tower all kind of exhibitions, theatres, cinema’s, restaurants and shops would entertain the visitors, rotating floors  would give spectaculair vieuws and on certain times a lightshow would make the tower a performence of its own
Schöffer made a blueprint of his tower, did build maquettes, painted it and drew it many times. Just he was too visionary, the tower could not be build, there was no technique good enought to build the machines to controle all, so his tower remained but only on paper.

Schöffers widow Eléonore de Lavandeyra Schöffer kept his heritage and is still working to keep Schöffers work alive and vivid in many openings and many exhibitions about his work. Also on SL where she made herself a avatar and visited a exhibition in world.

This we she learned to know Velazquez Bonetto and CARP.
The contact remained and she liked the work of CARP and its creators very much and also learned what Velazquez was capable of…

Eleonore wrote a letter to Velazquez Bonetto and  this is what she wrote:
“Agota told me that you could be interested in building the TLC on SL.  It is a marvellous idea.  I thought about it a long time ago. It would be fantastic if it could be done for the 100th anniversary of N.S. birth, and 20th anniversary of his death. 2012.
If  you decide to do it, and I agree to the principle, (the modalities would have to be clearly precised together) their previous work could be of some help, and a meeting with you and them should be arranged as a second step.  The first one being your trip to Paris, contact me, visit the atelier, and  try together to put a wonderful dream… into reality.
So, you have to tell me if you can come to Paris one of these days, and when.  Propose to me different dates, so that I can find one fitting with my work.
I am very VERY happy with your idea.  No one could be able to realize it properly exept you.  I already thank you.”

Eléonore de Lavandeyra Schöffer

So Velazquez Bonetto and Caravaggio Bonetto went to Paris RL, spend several days in the atelier and home of Schöffer with Eleonore explaining. Then he got the blueprints and made many pictures, went back home and started building the Tower.

AND ITS READY NOW………to see and experient in SL… to walk in and look around. its build on scale 1:1 that is a bit different  then what we are used to in SL where we all build  “bigger” because our avatars a bigger and taller as well.  This is because we  look from behind our avatar and not through the eyes of the avatar. Still the tower is a amazing piece of work, it will be a performence at itsself, Velazquez did build in a programm and controllers that let all the lights and particles perform in a lightshow automaticly or on command.
Seats with the audience will fly around with build in camera’s that offer spectacular views, because the tower is to big to see in all. Elevater seats bring you to the floors you chose, the exhibitions with cybernetic art show you what that is about. great artists did create specially for the tower all kinds of interactive, and scripted sculptures. Josina Burgess created immersive particles, lots of cybernetic sculptures and  both they invited

Dancoyote Antonelli
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/63/125/969

Igor Ballyhoo
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/129/124/1238

Velazquez Bonetto
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/122/130/1322

Josina Burgess
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/112/122/993

Artistide Despres
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/127/126/1093

Glyph Graves
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/103/124/1000

Werner Kurosawa
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/127/167/969

Merlino Mayo
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/129/126/1274

Bryn Oh
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/142/126/986

shellina Winkler
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/128/125/1145

Nicolas Schoffer’s Tower at CARP
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/111/108/970

Nicolas Schoffer “Show Surfaces”  at The Lucien Herve Gallery “depo”
http://slurl.com/secondlife/depo%2011/40/133/25

to add  cybernetic works on the floors.
Special performences and small shows are there for your entertainment.
Its  the dream of Schöffer,  his tower to be build, and even better: its build in the virtual world, something he never would have thought would really become true! and Velazquez Bonetto did build it.

Cybernetics  “is the interdisciplinary study of the structure of control and regulatory systems, circular, casual and feedback mechanisms, self-organization and system dynamics. «Cybernetics – derives from the Greek «kybernetes» meaning «steersman»; our word «governor» comes from the Latin version of the same word. The term cybernetics was first used by Norbert Wiener around 1948. In 1948 his book «Cybernetics» was subtitled «communication and control in animal and machine.» The term today refers to systems of communication and control in complex electronic devices like computers, which have very definite similarities with the processes of communication and control in the human nervous system.”

CYBER ART The First Sculpture was “CYSP 1”


here you can see it with a young Nicolas Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.


THE IMAGINE FESTIVAL 2010

The program:   http://imaginefestival.wordpress.com/if-programme-2010-2/
from imaginefestival.wordpress.
The Partecipants at the Imagine Festival 2010

Participating sims:

Woodstock, Extropia, Africa Live, Benvolio, Four Bridges, Garden for Change, Virtually Speaking, Native Lands, Zinnia, UTSA, KUWOL, Etopia

Talks & presentations :

Dr Andrew Wallace, Artemisia Mathy, Cotton Thorne, Trill Zapatero, Jenny Valerian, Delia Lake, Nany Kayo, Cliff Schecter and Tom Schaller, WilliamThewise Goodman

Music :

Naftali Torok, avantgarde Frequency, Grace Mcdunnough, junivers Stockholm, Hexis Moody, Cypress Rosewood, Fran6 Parkin, Jana Kyomoon, Lance Rembrandt

Artists ( 2D & 3D art works ) :

Glyph Graves, Artistide Despres, Igor Ballyhoo, Bryn Oh, Eliza Wierwight, Sorror Nishi, Ub Yifu, Shellina Winkler, Ariel Brearly, Jedda Zenovka, Sabrinaa Nightfire, Misprint Thursday, Bliss Violet, Starlash Sweetwater, Paulette Felisimo, Trill Zapatero, Dancoyote Antonelli, Velazquez Bonetto,  Josina Burgess, Werner Kurosawa,  Merlino Mayo.

Event arrangers :

lynsey Fleury, Isenhand Nightfire, Artemisia Mathy, Velazquez Bonetto & Josina Burgess, Cotton Thorne, Trill Zapatero, Jenny Valerian, Delia Lake, Nany Kayo, Jana Kyomoon, ConstructiVist Solo, Widget Whiteberry, MS Hawker, WilliamThewise Goodman

Festival management team :

Medora Chevalier, junivers Stockholm, Lynsey Fleury, Paulette Felisimo, any1 Gynoid, Sunshine Vayandar, Monarchy Republic

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Preparing Burn2.0


Here we are! The Burn2.0 is near to start and from backstage it is already started with limited access for builders. Yes I must say, it’s a bit sad to remember that great past versions of same inspiration manifestation as Burning Life 2009 (6 editions) with an incredible and neverseen all linked park expo with 32 sims of Second Life gived from Linden Labs, the past magnificent event of Art into the metaverse BLife with great staff art organizers expert as White Lebed that I like to remember for her great work of past editions, she gave also her point of view about what happened in this last summer transition between the two different concepts editions. Now the new Burning Man (RLife) inspired event become Burning 2.0 and it is composed from  6 sims but all private owned on new organization that obviously needs to grow up in the next years. So it seems to found a new idea order, to plan into a different point of view, where everybody needs to pay (this year now it is 8000 ld for a plot standard) for a plot area 32 x 32 mt with 351 prims, and usual many rules, limits as do not use huge prims, no rezzer with temp prims, no large use of sculpts, huge scripts, for builders and  no commercial logo, no selling, respect of SLife TOS policy, ect.

I can see actually some good well known artists presences as Bryn Oh, AM Radio, Soror Nishi, Ub Yifu, Betty Tureaud, Maryva Mayo, Miso Susanowa, Wizard Gynoid, Sledge Roffo, Gracie Kendal, Chipley Chippewa, Maya Paris, Solkide Auer, ect. many are new too so we can have a little but good artists selection in this, we can say, a new born event and a new seed of relevant art events into metaverses, I am sure we will see great things in the future.

So this year almost all plots are with payment fees, 25 with lottery 100 ld. price and 12 free plots with Theme Assignement. So my symbiont Xaan Allen won a plot at the lottery for random lucky avatars! And I putted in 2 friends as cobuilders Shanti Yutani and Dixit Writer.

Here is the list of the Lottery winners:

Plot Lottery Winners!

Ara Voom
Buddy Deed
Caro Fayray
Cataplexia Numbers
Charity Baroque
Danie Jameson
Eisie Etchegaray
ginny Noyes
Heaven Lacey
Ilianexsi Sojourner
Jaxie Oceanlane
Lauston Oh
Liz Gealach
Majique Merlin
Miso Susanowa
Neeks Karu
paramparamm Papp
Pete Jiminy
Rox Arten
Shendara Destiny
Snurky Snoodle
Sporty Tone
Tozh Taurog
Xaan Allen
Zipper Moomintoog

UPDATE My Final Installation:

Ignis Homo – Man of Fire

burn 2.0  Xaan Allen (Merlino Mayo) installation

burn 2.0 Xaan Allen (Merlino Mayo) installation

Title of mine installation at Burn2 :
Ignis Homo – Man of Fire –
The giant Man of Fire is the “power”, he is standing on a transparent city made of rust buildings under fire, the shadow men’s army try to climb and to conquest the giant, but they fail, they are trapped into the buildings and become black shapes, the few that reach the top are throwed away in the sky by the hands of power. The Sun is a Machina, a metal sphere constantly moving, it’s the symbol of the technologic perfection but also of a beautiful cage.

author: Xaan Allen (Merlino Mayo alt Symbiont)
(cobuilders Dixit Writer and Shanti Yutani)

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