Berg by Nordan Art Closing

I will close my gallery Berg by Nordan Art December 31. Until then, we will continue operating as usual; CapCat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur have a new exhibit coming up October through December, as does moon Edenbaum. Gallery M, the permanent exhibit space by Mich Michabo, remains open. I hope to be able to extend at least a smaller version of Marina Münter‘s installation Non-Perishable beyond the end of September as well. More about this to come.

Berg by Nordan Art started as Nordan Art. The gallery operated as Nordan Art from 2010 through March of 2012 and then as Berg by Nordan Art from 2015 through 2017. The vision of the gallery has remained consistent; to offer the highest quality virtual art, both when it comes to large immersive installations on the ground as well as to virtual images in the gallery build. Thank you to the outstanding artists who exhibited in the gallery since 2010; they are, in chronological order, nessuno Myoo, Paola Tauber, freebee Withnail, Kicca Igaly, Natsha Lemton, Del May, Bliss Violet, typote Beck, Syn Beresford, Feathers Boa, soror Nishi, Betty Tureaud, Rebeca Bashly, Rose Borchovski, Helene Lytton, Simotron Aquila, Claudia222 Jewell, Shelina Winkler, Theoretical Afterthought, Igor Ballyhoo, Cherry Manga, Anley Piers, lalie Sorbet, Romy Nayar, Trill Zapatero, Artistide Despres, Alizarin Goldflake, Stephen Venkman, Robin Moore, Scottius Polke, Tutsy Navarathna, Piedra Lubitsch, Harbor Galaxy, Giovanna Cerise, Sina Souza, Haveit Neox, Mich Michabo, Imani Nayar, Maloe Vansant, Livio Korobase, Mi, Meilo Minotaur, CapCat Ragu, Huckleberry Hax, daze Landar, Senna Coronet, Marina Münter and moon Edenbaum. Some of these artists exhibited twice and of note, there was a period in the beginning of 2012 where documentation about the gallery is not available. Please let me know if you exhibited then and are not on the list and I will make sure to add you.

Retrospective publications (Nordan Art: A Retrospective 2010 to 2011, Berg by Nordan Art 2015, Berg by Nordan Art 2016), machinima (Rebirth by Iono Allen, Penumbra Machinima by Erythro Asimov, Penumbra Opening at Berg by Nordan Art by Tutsy Navarathna, Berg by Nordan Art by Zarrakan the Cat, Berg by Nordan Art Opening 2016 by Tutsy Navarathna, Fading Mask by Haveit Neox, Berg by Nordan Art Opening October 2015 by Tutsy Navarathna, Harbor Galaxy at Berg by Nordan Art by Tutsy Navarathna), lectures, Nordan Art awards (both at UWA and at Nordan Art), inworld groups (Nordan om Jorden and Berg by Nordan Art), blog posts (The Bergdorf Reports and The Virtual Review) and Flickr groups (Berg by Nordan Art, Nordan Art Issuu Publishing and Non-Perishable) came about as extensions of the gallery. A special thank you to Igor Ballyhoo, Huckleberry Hax and Tutsy Navarathna. You were integral as creative collaborators and contributors.

Moving forward I will focus on my sim North, create my own virtual images and maybe write some art blog posts here and there. We will publish a Berg by Nordan Art 2017 retrospective next year. The Berg by Nordan Art inworld group, as well as the Nordan om Jorden inworld group, will remain open and active. I also anticipate that I will be involved in various art undertakings in the future, which will then all fall under the auspice of Nordan Art/Berg by Nordan Art.

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf

Some Works by Haveit Neox

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Presently there are several places in Second Life© to view the stirringly beautiful works of Haveit Neox. I first wandered around on the sim Port of Sparquerry and found myself caught up in a whirlwind of art and builds. The sim feels like it is moving you along by itself somehow and it is really hard to stand still. I experienced each work as its own story or perhaps a fantasy. I only spent a short while as I had to log off. But there is really no way one can just briefly linger through this very dreamy place, one needs to spend much time to explore all the nooks and little hideouts. I will return.

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My second Haveit Neox stop today was at the Centaurs’ Hall on the sim Verdigris. This is the newest work by Haveit, integrated into the already existing Hungarian village built by Oriolus Oliva. The works of these two builders compliment each other it seems magically. I remember a few years ago, seeing some of the work by the talented Mr. Neox at UWA. At that time, I was both curious and impressed by his creations. Today, honestly, I feel completely blown away by his work. Both the attention to detail and the overall magnitude of his works are inspiring. I hope we will see much more of Haveit’s art in Second Life in the future. For more information about the work of Haveit Neox, please check out his blog ACC Alpha.

Photographs of Haveit Neox’s work by Kate Bergdorf

UWA 3D Art and Machinima Grand Finale today

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) announced today at the BOSL Grand Amphitheater the winners of  the two the Transcending Borders challenges, the 5th UWA Grand Art Challenge and the MachinimUWA VII. There is more than L$ 1,000,000 in award money and as usual at these UWA challenge winner presentations spirits were high. Please check out the The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life website for more information and to find out about the winners of both UWA challenges. Congratulation to all the winners and thank you to Jayjay Zifanwe and UWA for your continued support of art in Second Life©.

ADDENDUM: I was just informed that Tutsy Navarathna is the winner of the MachinimUWA VII. Here is my post on his contribution: Metaphore by Tutsy Navarathna

Photograph by Kate Bergdorf