Tim Timaru, Feb. 19th, 10 AM SLT

On Friday the Bird Cage of the SURREAL GALLERY will open with a reading of Poems written by Tim Timaru.

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Please join us for this poetry reading and experience his exhibit “Poetry in Flight”.

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PARIS OBSCUR: FEB. 18TH, 1 PM SLT

On February, 18th at 1.00 PM Los Angeles Time Paris Obsur will perform life in the Obscur Hall at the Surreal Art Gallery.

Juliette about the event: “Paris Obscur not only shares his incredible style of original compositions while seducing us with his voice, but for his Obscur Hall performances gives us a private storytelling of one of his pen & ink illustrations on exhibit in the Paris Gallery located directly down the stairs. His performance mastery is dramatic and will capture you.

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Paris Obscur: Feb. 4th, 1 PM SLT

On February, 4th at 1.00 PM Los Angeles Time Paris Obsur will perform life in the Obscur Hall at the Surreal Art Gallery.

Juliette about the event: “Paris Obscur not only shares his incredible style of original compositions while seducing us with his voice, but for his Obscur Hall performances gives us a private storytelling of one of his pen & ink illustrations on exhibit in the Paris Gallery located directly down the stairs. His performance mastery is dramatic and will capture you.

Visitors are invited to dress in a fashionable way as VJ Krieger will film. After the singing visit the Paris Obscur exhibition which is unique in SL at the Surreal Art Tower.

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Watch out The Little Monster album at his website paris-obscur.com !

Theda Tammas in the Blue Room

On January 18th Theda Tammas will present a new installment in the Surreal Art Gallery at Sim Claressa. Theda´s work is inspired by magic, desire and devotion to her – as she says “weird thoughts”.

Watch out a short clip at vimeo that was made by Petlove at Roissy Val du Oise last year.

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Petlove writes: “An amazing exhibit by an amazing artist. Theda Tammas’ Masquerade is truly not to be missed in the perfect setting of the Art Gallery at Roissy sim!”

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Aurora Metaluna will sing live in the Obscur Hall.

TRANSFORMATIVE ART

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.

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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.

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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 #

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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” http://lindenarts.blogspot.de/…/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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The Cleft

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How can you split time? How can you be at two places at the same time? In my short stories being published monthly  in rezmagazine I work out solutions I find in art using technology by looking into the future and adding ancient knowledge from the past. But right here and now I shall invite you to two places at the same time. How to connect music by Paris Obscur and fractal worlds by Gem Preiz happening both at the same time in a virtual world called Second Life?

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Neal Stephenson shall it be with Seveneves. Why is it so?

Yesterday I was standing for the first time in front  of the fractals – or better “inside” them as we are in an immersive world where you walk as an Avatar and feel the Presence as described in the 80s by James Morrow. He wrote in 1981: “Sozyo made 4-D equipment. The image had height, width, depth and a fourth D that eluded precise definition. It was called Presence. Somehow, you felt that the subject was there in the room with you. You could seemingly walk up to it, savor its fragrance, finger its texture, rub a few eons’ grime off its contours.”

cnn_02_go_gem_03_1920x1080As I saw the work “Iron Fortress” I felt the way it must have been as the survivors of the spaceship Endurance landed on Cleft – the home of the future of mankind. In Seveneves the moon burst into pieces and a part of it is Cleft. But another part is the information that mankind could save all life data needed on USB-sticks. The art you see is digital but so real that I said to Gem Preiz, he shall offer a break, to create a café in the middle of the pathways as it is too heavy to digest what he created. I saw Cleft. I saw Seveneves in Gem Preiz new installment.

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Too heavy is also Paris Obsur when you never have heard him singing you feel Presence. He will perform on Thursday, 7th for the first time this year at 1.00 PM Second Life time, which is Los Angeles, Pacific Day Time at the Obscur Hall & Surreal Gallery which is curated by Juliette Surrealdreaming aka Viviane McFarland. It might be not so heavy you think, but it is. Listen to the song he uploaded at YouTube for the Victims of the attack on Paris on https://youtu.be/78Bc9TB6MKQ called Paris, le 13 novembre 2015 – Paris Obscur [hommage aux victimes]. Be prepared to meet “The Ghost” at about 1.30 PM PDT! The Ghost who is in fact an AI created by the biggest supercomputer on earth, an OMNIVAC-5000. You will see him in a cloud of particles standing on a diamond in Ultimate Blue. Listen to him for about four minutes then he will deintegrate.

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So The Cleft happens on two places. I will be first at the Concert at SIM Claressa and then head to installment “Vestiges”, which is the 1st part of the installation titled “Heritage”. You find it at LEA26 – a SIM grant given by Linden Endowment for the Arts to Gem Preiz from Paris.

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Ask Juliette (SurrealDreaming Resident) for a tp to land on top of the Surreal Tower to start your journey with Paris Obsur on Thursday, January 7th, 1.00 PM PDT which is 22.00 Paris time.

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