Friday, April 15, 2011

Oberon Onmura

The snapshots are taken from Oberon Onmura's exhibit at his sim, Push. The notecard is paraphrased below...
"April, 2011 I have prepared five pieces - some old, some new - for display at my place on Push. I'd be very happy to show them to you personally, or you can just visit whenever you get a chance. Here are very brief descriptions and LMs. Please use this notecard as a self-guide to go from piece to piece.
One of my earliest pieces using opposing physical objects to create movement and energy. There is also, in my mind, a cognitive tension created by seeing seemingly massive steel cubes dancing in space like helium balloons.
The brick blocks that make up the Plaza rise and fall and change color depending on the density of the cloud cover overhead. Random chairs appear and disappear, giving the scene an added desolation.
Contact Improvisational
Based on a dance improvisation technique from the 1970s, the prim "dancers" control and energize each other in a continuous dance.
The Stand
A stand of cybernetic ornamental grass, waving and changing color as the wind blows through. They collapse when avatars get too close.
A cyclonic type wind that is common in Egypt and Sudan towards the end of March and April of each year. Hot weather ensues, as well as sandstorms."
I loved them all but best one for me was Khamaseen...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Glyph Graves to Sabrinaa Nightfire

A beautiful creation by Glyph Graves, for all to experience:
The notecard:
"In one of our last conversations Sabrinaa said to me "I want to go kayaking" Its something she enjoyed very much and she kayaked in the river that flowed right past her house I imagine her gliding across its surface creating gentle ripples across its surface When we move through the world be it virtual or physical we create ripples, and, sometimes those ripples touch others. Sabrinaa created many ripples, gentle ones. This piece for Sabrinna is in two parts The first is a representation of her river go on, walk through it .. make your own ripples The second part is a flower, as many of you know she loved to make her flowers..... this one is for Sabrinaa. you can reach by touching the smaller flower at the base of its stem. Please turn off streaming music and media. Once there you can hear her river, the one that flows right next to her house. The notes and colours of the balls you see are chosen by the height and the surface temperature of her river. They will phase in and out with each other like an unstructured Steve Riech, there is no set tempo each one moving to the vaugarities imposed by the sim, bobbing like leaves on water, As her river slowly rises and lowers the texture is shifted so it changes the colour of the flower head that surrounds you. you may want to up your draw distance and pan from the outside. Sunset is a good setting. This is her river in real time more or less ..
Glyph AcknowledgmentsSoundsChords by Lorin ToneAmbiant Drone by DJ Chronos ( by Jovica ("