Light and Gravity 2011 at Caerleon


Light and Gravity 2011

Light and Gravity 2011

Welcome to Light and Gravity — A Virtual Reality Art Exhibition & Live Presentation

Posted on June 22, 2011 by lightlygo

The Light & Gravity virtual art show will open as  a LIVE presentation on June 25th at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Boston, MA, USA.

Times of the LIVE presentation are as follows:

  • 2-4pm SLT/PST=Pacific Standard Time(Los Angeles / San Francisco)
  • 5-7pm EST=Eastern Standard Time (Boston / New York / Detroit)
  • 10pm-12am (midnight) WET=Western European Time (UK / Ireland)
  • 11pm-1am CET=Central European Time / Netherlands (Italy / France / Serbia)
  • 7am-9am next day (17 hours ahead of SLT) ATZ = Austalia Time Zone

The LIVE presentation of the Light and Gravity Virtual Reality Art Exhibition will be presented by Jason Pramas (aka Sunseeker Miklos), Gary Zabel (aka Georg Janick) and Martha Jane Bradford (aka Alizarin Goldflake).

In his virtual avatar form as Sunseeker Miklos, Jason Pramas will move throughout the exhibition to present the works of each artist and demonstrate specific aspects of each such as immersion, interaction, reaction and so on.

Simultaneously, at the Art Institute, Gary Zabel and Martha Jane Bradford will read aloud to the audience the answers to the interview questions presented to each artist.

Particiapting artists from around the world will be interviewed if they are able to be present during the LIVE presentation.  The artists whose work is exhibited at Light and Gravity are:

Aequitas (US)
Alizarin Goldflake (US)
Bryn Oh (Canada)
Georg Janick (US)
Glyph Graves (Australia)
Igor Ballyhoo (Serbia)
Lollito Larkham (France)
Luce Laval (Italy)
Maya Paris (UK)
Merlino Mayo (Italy)
Oberon Onmura (US)
Pixels Sideways  (US)
Shellina Winkler (Italy)
Sunseeker Miklos (US)
Ub Yifu (France)

The artists were given a set of questions to help prepare for the LIVE presentation interviews.  You can read their answers and find out more info about the artists by clicking on their individual name links above.

The “inworld” show on Caerleon Isle in Second Life will officially open to the public on Sunday, June 26 at 12:00pm/noon SLT (PST).    For your convenience, here is the slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caerleon%20Isle/195/123/23

For additinal information about the project, click on the About link above.

We hope you enjoy Light and Gravity.

My work is THE CAGE a 3rd from 3/3 series CUBICUS that I did in other 2 shows.

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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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