Down the rabbit hole for Easter

I first came across Ginger Lorakeet’s work at SL9B in 2011, where she had an exhibit on the region of Nove. I find the concept of 3D art in an immersive 3D environment fascinating – so was intrigue to discover Ginger had been selected as one of Artists in Residence for the 4th round of the Linden Endowment for the Arts season of that name – and have been awaiting the opening of her installation.

Putting yo in the frame - Inside Art at LEA23
Putting you in the frame – Inside Art at LEA23

Inside Art opened recently, and is more than worth a visit – not only does the installation feature some of Ginger’s Inside Art pieces for you to enjoy – and be a part of -, it also invites you to follow in Alice’s footsteps, and visit interpretations of scenes from Lewis Caroll’s famous works featuring her adventures. By combining the two, Ginger presents an engaging view of art in Second Life while also allowing visitors to visit some unique takes on Alice’s adventures.

You start standing outside a piece of art which demonstrates a clever use of 3D forced perspective. Nearby is a large magnifying glass – step through it and start your journey!

Inside Art / Alice in Wonderland - LEA23
Inside Art and scenes from Alice’s adventures – LEA23

Rather than presenting “traditional” views of Alice’s tales, however, Ginger has largely opted to go for more unusual interpretations – some of which put you firmly in the role of Alice, particularly after you take a drink from a bottle found along the way, or lick a waiting mushrooms.

Here there is no waiting Queen of Hearts or sleepy attendants at any tea-party (which is not to say the tea party is absent the piece!). However, many of the characters from the stories do appear, if in an unusual guise.

Inside Art - Alice's adventures
Inside Art – a tea party awaits

Scenes are presented to you as you follow a trail through the region, starting with a maze where each turn is worth looking around before you find the exit and move on. Along the way, signs, presented with Carroll-like arrowed hints (“that way”, “wrong way”), ensure you keep to the path (not that it is hard!). As mentioned above, there are also familiar things to pick-up along the way, and which “help” you into the next scene or two. Drink from the bottle before entering one part of the installation, for example, and you’ll appear to share Alice’s experience of shrinking…

Inside Art
Inside Art

This really is a wonderful and whimsical installation which offers those visiting a lot to enjoy as they follow the path to Ginger’s gallery and at the gallery itself, where she presents a number of her works – including some for petites to share – which very firmly put you in the frame of things…

Absolutely worth a visit or two.

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7 thoughts on “Down the rabbit hole for Easter

  1. All is well, it’s a beautiful build… But it’s a pity Ginger can’t understand what “prior consent” means.


    1. hmm. so what prior consent was she to ask for? this is my understanding, “How long does a copyright last?
      The term of copyright for a particular work depends on several factors, including whether it has been published, and, if so, the date of first publication. As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. For an anonymous work, a pseudonymous work, or a work made for hire, the copyright endures for a term of 95 years from the year of its first publication or a term of 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first. For works first published prior to 1978, the term will vary depending on several factors. To determine the length of copyright protection for a particular work, consult chapter 3 of the Copyright Act (title 17 of the United States Code). More information on the term of copyright can be found in Circular 15a, Duration of Copyright, and Circular 1, Copyright Basics.” ..
      so we’re not talking about copyright infringement. And seems to me there were no current holders of images etc. that she used .. please elaborate?


      1. … and I saw nowhere that she photographed or used machinima with others in those photographs or machinima? for her wall art, there is “fair use” of the images .. and they are certinaly in a different type of media and use than the original paintings were done. SO I am confused still .. what do you mean?


      2. You’re way off topic. What I’m talking about is her bullshit “IM disclosure disclaimer” on her profile, by which she says that reading her disclaimer implies that the person reading it consents to her disclosing whatever is said between them and her in IM.


  2. The IM disclosure was placed on my profile around 2 years ago due to RL issues and harrassment I recieved by someone ‘not quite right’ in the mind. I do know that this disclosure is false and means nothing but fortunately for me the person it was ment for does not ( due to their state of mind ) and therefore left me alone and stopped harrassing me since it was placed there. I have removed it as I needed to make a pick for my LEA sim.
    Let’s just hope the harrassment doesn’t start up again. If it does it will be placed back asap


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