How the 1st Art Talk went …

We have been lucky and we are quite happy that all chairs at the first Art Talk at the Surreal Tower have been filled. The one looking empty is indeed for Eupalinos Ugajin, who stands right in this moment holding the chicken and maybe an egg he is well known for.

tttt_005We welcomed:

Juliette (surrealdreaming), Art Oluja (artistik.oluja), Art Blue, Oskar Leonard, Paris Obscur (jonathandimitri.soderstrom), Thor Rainfall, Flintheart Glomgold (flintheartglomgold), Nber Medici, afe (afeeee), VJKrieger (vjkrieger), Tura Brezoianu, Eupalinos Ugajin, Mary Wickentower, Dove (thedove.rhode), Pearl Grey (pearlgrey), Instincta van Helsinki (instincta), Wizardoz Chrome.

The talk was running quite well. I decided to cut out a few lines of the chat and to add some credits by the audience given to the show “Gold for Art” by Venus Adored which happened after the Art Talk.


Above: an old blackout poem by Art Oluja.

Art Blue: To have works on opensim means when SL has reached the end of its commercial life cycle in some years your instalment will be still available for a visit. How do you feel when in 30 years a new generation of artists will take your works and recode it for the virtual worlds of these future times?

Art Oluja (artistik.oluja): well, I know that for some people, this means that their work will become immortal in a way, mummified in cyber space for the future virtual creatives to look at at wonder what we old avatars used to play around with, 🙂

Art Oluja (artistik.oluja): but personally, the concept seems most interesting because its an opportunity to grow from past attempts, past ideas, and build on them, or transform them into different mediums.. so a creative concept could travel through different times and mediums

Art Oluja (artistik.oluja): as technology progresses. I personally believe that its better to live in a state of impermanence than in one of finality, thats a quote by Gaston Bachelard. So while I dont necessarily think my own work should or would be in the position for immortality, i like the idea of someone in the future seeing it, and doing something inspired by it, only different and perhaps much better – and that would be an honour #

Juliette (surrealdreaming): I do have a question for you Art O…

Art Oluja (artistik.oluja): yes sure 🙂

Juliette (surrealdreaming): your art is evolutionary… reflecting who you are always in the NOW… never a replication of the past and this is what makes it immortal?

Art Oluja (artistik.oluja): thats an interesting take Juliette, I know that my own work is not only a reflection of the now because its also inspired by learning from the past. but I like the idea of a memory becoming encapsulated by a work, and in that sense yes, i can see how it could become in a way immortal.

Art Oluja (artistik.oluja): i cant help thinking here of a seashell for some reason. maybe Im imagining a link to how the sound of the ocean is “captured” inside the spiralling shape of the shell holding it there to be heard forever #


Mary Wickentower: Venus is one of SL’s leading Particle Artists

Art Oluja (artistik.oluja): with the music it feels like im floating in space

afe (afeeee): Awesome!

Dove (thedove.rhode):     ********APPLAUSE********

Wizardoz Chrome: clap clap clap clap

Pearl Grey (pearlgrey) applauds!

Juliette (surrealdreaming): (.¸.•´ (¸.•` ♡ ¤º.`•.¸.•´ ☆ⒼORGEOUS!!! ¸.•*¨)♡

Instincta van Helsinki (instincta): impressive

Wizardoz Chrome: Bellissimo Venus 🙂


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This was the invitation to Art Blue´s monthly Art Talks at the Obscure Hall at SIM Claressa in SL at 1.00 PM SLT (Los Angeles time) on January 14th. It is 22.00 Central European Time and 21.00 London GMT time. The theme is Transformative Art. Special guest is Art Oluja (Artistik Oluja) who had a LEA AIR grand “Metamorfaces”…/lea10-metamorfaces-by-art-o… Host is Juliette Surrealdreaming – contact her for an invite or LM. There will be two surprises by particle maker Venus Adored – themed “Gold” one at the beginning of the talk at 1.02 PM so be right in time.


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