Shuffling Prims

Shuffling Prims

I didn’t think this would happen anytime soon, but I find myself in a position where I need to reduce the amount of prims I am using on my sim Nordan om Jorden. I decided to remove my beloved house Normandy, and the entire platform with the winter garden on which it is placed, and replace these with something less prim heavy. Those of you who follow this blog know that I am a bit obsessed with all things POST by Van Auster (here and here and here) and that a decision like this did certainly not come easy. Moreover, I have to confess that I have strayed; I purchased a house by Apple Fall. The talented Mr. Fall is of course also amongst my favorite designers, in fact, I don’t think I know of anybody who is not crazy about his work. Honestly though, I have always preferred his exquisite furniture and other smaller design objects over his buildings. While I always found his houses as beautiful as his smaller items, I also found them cramped and hard to move around in. This is not the case with the house that I got yesterday, the Old Manufactory. This is a perfect winter nest. In addition to adding some new stuff, I have moved some of the things I already had inside the Normandy into the new house so it still feels quite familiar. The platform is much smaller than the one I had previously, but it still totally serves the purpose of having a space outside the house where we can sit and walk around. This house is an incredible charmer with its huge windows, high ceilings, distressed wall materials, attention to detail and gorgeous wood floors. Thank you Apple Fall for making Second Life a more beautiful place to live. ♥

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

January through March 2016: Haveit Neox and Mich Michabo

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We still have about a week left of the current exhibits by Giovanna Cerise and Sina Souza at Berg by Nordan Art. Please head over and take a look if you haven’t already. Haveit Neox and Mich Michabo are up next, from January through March 2016. As mentioned earlier, the gallery will be closed on January 1 and 2 for installation of the new exhibits and the opening will then take place on Sunday, January 3 at 11 AM SLT. As usual our house DJ d-oo-b (aka Eif) will provide music.

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Haveit Neox’s new exhibit Fading Mask promises to be just as stunning and intriguing as his previous installations in Second Life. He has put together a machinima-preview of his work, which I have posted separately here. Haveit’s accompanying notes to this important piece are:

I don’t believe you
lies
you don’t believe me either
the human brain is made of story cells
we concoct the truth, don’t we, rather than see it
then we march with the like-minded to affirm our stories
no, dear reader, you are not an exception without victims
but our mask can fall at any moment
beware, we enlightened ones, for the store of hatred we have,
or worse, for the amount of love
we’d stolen away for all the years.

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Mich Michabo’s exhibit, Simple Samples of Her Repertroire, is equally close to my heart. Mich is someone who rarely shows her work in galleries and I am so proud and honored to have her show her very unusual and poetic photographs in mine. About this exhibit she states:

Just making pretty pictures in Second Life. I like to show emotion through faces, a chair leg and yes, even your shoe!

It’s not just pictures, it’s love… I throw dedication to those in the know.

I love looking at your misty pictures, your love of art. I like the nature of rain, trees and snow. Windows, curtains and what they show. Moody pictures and bright happy ones too. I like a little bit of nude, black and white – and I really love enthusiasm, love for and trying.

Yes that’s me – I love most things about you.

I thank Giovanna and Sina for a fabulous three months of art at the end of 2015 and welcome Haveit and Mich for the first  period of 2016. See you in the new year!

Things About the Gallery

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As the year is soonish coming to an end I thought this might be a good time to reflect on  things pertaining to my gallery Berg by Nordan Art. Right now we are showing in the small gallery the exhibit Passively, by Sina Souza, and on the full-sim ground space the installation Memories, by Giovanna Cerise. These two exhibits will be up until the end of the year. Planned so far for the first half of 2016 are, in chronological order, exhibits by Mich Michabo, Haveit Neox, Imani Nayar, Igor Ballyhoo and Cica Ghost. Looking back, it was an active year; incredible exhibits by Tutsy Navarathna, Piedra Lubitsch, and Harbor Galaxy; publication of Berg by Nordan Art 2015, co-edited by Huckleberry Hax and myself and published by Nordan Art Issuu Publishing; release of Harbor Galaxy at Berg by Nordan Art and Berg by Nordan Art Opening October 2015, two excellent machinima, by Tutsy Navarathna, covering the two past exhibit openings; and the addition of an informal gallery space L’annexe showing some of my photographs. I am excited about another year of outstanding art at Berg by Nordan Art. I hope you will join us both at openings and come to visit the gallery throughout the year.

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

Changes on Nordan om Jorden

Changes on Nordan om Jorden

I removed Leka today and the sim Nordan om Jorden will be closed for the next two weeks. During this time the Berg by Nordan Art gallery and L’annexe will be closed as well as we will be putting up Giovanna Cerise’s new installation on the sim on the ground and installing Sina Sousa’s new exhibit in the gallery in the sky. These are exciting times on Nordan om Jorden! We are looking forward to the opening of Berg by Nordan Art on Nordan om Jorden on October 11 and hope to see you then.

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

Leka Closing

Leka ClosingI wrote a blog post, Changes on Nordan om Jorden, about this a while ago and the time has now come; Leka on Nordan om Jorden will close to make room for a full-sim Berg by Nordan Art installation space. It has been so wonderful having Leka and I will miss it a great deal. Thanks to all of you who visited and thank you also for sharing your photographs in the Flickr group Nordan om Jorden. I will remove all objects on the sim on September 26 and the sim will be closed until we open again on October 4 with an installation by Giovanna Cerise. Sina Souza will show her work in the Berg by Nordan Art gallery in the sky for the same time period. Hope to see you then!

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

Home and Garden

314After much back and forth,  I finally settled on the Normandy for my new home, which I think ended up being a great choice. It is a rather small, but still spacious seeming house with lots of windows that lend a beautiful inside/outside kind of feel to it. I also ended up creating an outside space, which was quite time-consuming but very much worth it in the end. I especially love on the outside the gorgeous new Apple Fall Garden Walls and the majestic Oak Tree by Alex Bader. I had so much fun doing this and then went a little nuts taking photographs when I was done. I am posting them here.

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Photographs by Kate Bergdorf

Igor Ballyhoo at Berg by Nordan Art

igor As most of you who read this blog already know, Leka on Nordan om Jorden will be removed this Fall and replaced by an installation space  that will be the second part of my gallery Berg by Nordan Art. For the period October to December 2015, Giovanna Cerise will show her work and for January to March 2016 Haveit Neox will exhibit his installation there.  I am also pleased to announce here that Igor Ballyhoo has agreed to show an installation from April to June 2016. For the same time periods in the gallery above ground, are exhibits by Sina Souza, Achibald Sideshow and Imani Nayar. Please be on the lookout for announcements.

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

Changes on Nordan om Jorden

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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