Distrito Distinto

Distrito DistintoThere is a wonderful new multi-artist Anniversary Celebration exhibit at MetaLES that opened this weekend and will remain open until August 13. The title of the exhibit, Distrito Distinto, or Different District, refers to the concept of a traveling art festival inspired by music. And here, a great number of Second Life artists have each created an individualized space that is inspired by a song of their choice.

Distrito Distinto Bryn Oh

The artists represented are Alpha Auer, Giovanna Cerise, JadeYu Fhang, Cica Ghost, Romy Nayar, Bryn Oh, Maya Paris, Betty Tureaud, and Eupalinos Ugajin. I think maybe Rebeca Bashly and Selavy Oh were supposed to show their work too, but I could not find their installations when I was there. This whole concept is truly fun and most of the installations are interactive. Remember to activate the sound in each space as the sim-stream is not activated (each work has its own song). Above is the work by Bryn Oh, inspired by Keep the Streets Empty For Me by Fever Ray and, below, the space by Cica Ghost, inspired by Lullaby by The Cure. Head over and take a look!

Update: Rebeca Bashly’s space is available, it is number 6 on the HUD.

Cica Ghost

Photographs by Kate Bergdorf

Chateau Village

2Last post for today and about yet another sim closing, I am afraid. A friend took me to Chateau Village yesterday and I was completely and utterly blown away, speechless really. This is the most exotic sim that has graced the grid of Second Life to date, there is no doubt in my mind. A beautiful selection of tropical trees and grass, all swaying softly in the wind. A group of large pools, some adorned by tiles, containing waterlilies and other vegetation. Beaches with colorful tents. A market with fruit and a little glass house containing bird cages with exotic birds. The sound of a market. Birds, peacocks, tigers and elephants. And lets not forget the remarkably blue houses, with interiors inspired by all things Indian. I could go on and on. Unfortunately, this place is closing today. We were so overcome by this place that we in fact took it upon ourselves to contact the owner asking if he could keep it open a little longer. It may be too late to teleport in at this point, but give it a try. 1 Photographs by Kate Bergdorf

Changes on Nordan om Jorden


This Fall my place Leka on Nordan om Jorden will make place for a new Berg by Nordan Art installation space. I have loved everything about Leka; the process of putting it together, the updating and changing of things, the visitors (some of you have become good friends) and all the beautiful photographs taken and posted on the Nordan om Jorden Flickr group. It will not be easy to take it down and I will miss it a great deal. Once Leka has been removed, Nordan om Jorden will consist of two parts of the Berg by Nordan Art gallery only. The small gallery build remains as is above ground and we will continue showing photographs there. The ground will be used for large art installations starting October 2015. I will post updates here about all of this. For now, come on over and enjoy the next few months of Leka before it closes for good.

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

High Collar Dress


★ Dress: High Collar (Coral) by NYU for Fifty Linden Fridays
★ Shoes: Katrina Sandals (Colors) by Pure Poison for Uber
★ Hair: Chie (Citrine) by D!va
★ Skin: Emma (*peche*) by Essences
★ Mesh Body: Lara by Maitreya
★ Freckles: Chocolate Splits by DeeTaleZ
★ Eyes: Look Eyes (Emerald) by Amacci
★ Location: [NorderNey]

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

Hills Gallery

Hills GalleryA friend took me to Hills Gallery yesterday. The gallery building, designed and constructed by William Weaver, and the current gallery exhibit, Selected Works by Jammie Hill and Joslyn Benson, are a great match. The erotic and very sensual photographs compliment the sleek lines of the gallery beautifully. Joslyn9The two exhibitors Jammie Hill and Joslyn Benson are both outstanding photographers. I am usually in awe about each and every photograph that they produce on Flickr as well and invite them to our A Lasting Impression group without fail. I think what signifies these two photographers the most is their consistent production of incredibly high quality photographs. And the high standard of their work on Flickr is clearly represented in this gallery as well. Congratulations on a beautiful exhibit!I

Top photograph by Kate Bergdorf
Middle photograph of Joslyn9 by Joslyn Benson by Kate Bergdorf
Bottom photograph of I by Jammie Hill by Kate Bergdorf

Dream A Little Dream

Dream A Little DreamI saw this very dreamy little daybed today at Vespertine for Fifty Linden Fridays and fell in love and had to get it. It comes in two different color coordinations, I chose the one with natural colors depicted above. It fits so perfectly underneath the large tree right on the beach at Leka. We already spent some time there today and it was incredibly relaxing. So, a highly recommended new mellow-spot on Leka, come and check it out!

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

SL 12B

SL12B_1260x240_wDates_RS002-greenLast post for today! The Second Life 12th Birthday Celebration, with the theme What Dreams May Come, opened officially today and will remain open until June 28, 2015. We headed over a few hours ago and there was lots of lag, as expected. I really think the best way to enjoy this kind of massive celebration is to prepare and look at maps and websites in advance to easily get to parts of the venue one wants to see. Please check the official SL 12B Website for more information and post photographs in the SL 12B Flickr group. Head over and take a look, and, remember, prepare in order to avoid LAG!

What Second Life Means to Me by Huckleberry Hax

As I mentioned a few days ago, there is a Linden Lab machinima event going on where residents are asked to create little films for SL 12B addressing why it is that Second Life is meaningful to them. My dear friend, Huckleberry Hax, just now posted the machinima above. Part of the footage is shot on Leka on Nordan om Jorden. Take a look for yourselves, I find it so poetic and very beautifully done. Bravo Huck.

Art Practice in Collaborative Virtual Environments

I am rebloggging here a post by CapCat Ragu from the blog Delicatessen announcing the publication of an article on virtual world art. Take a look.


Catarina Carneiro de Sousa aka CapCat Ragu and Luís Eustáquio aka Takio Ra wrote an article for Uncertain Spaces: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums about Art Practice in Collaborative Virtual Environments.

This article aims to describe the types of artworks one can find in Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVE). CVE are virtual, digital spaces where users can collaborate in the creation of diverse spaces and artefacts. Most artworks in CVE resist being compartmentalized into a taxonomic classification given their unstable and fluid nature, often open and participatory. The playful dimension of the creative act also contributes to this, for although present in several types of artwork, it is prevalent in CVE. This playful dimension extends to the enjoyment of these projects, where it can contribute to transform the aesthetic experience into a creative activity, as we shall demonstrate. While demonstrating why the division of such practices in rigid and…

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