A Petrovsky Flux to continue

A Petrovsky Flux, April 2014 by Inara PeyA Petrovsky Flux, April 2014

Back at the start of April 2014, and following Ziki’s lead, I wrote about A Petrovsky Flux, the amazing living installation created by Cutea Benelli and blotto Epsilon and curated by the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.

At the time I originally covered the piece, there was some confusion over whether or not the Flux would be able to continue at the Spencer Art Museum. This being the case, I opted to write to Stephen Goddard, the Spencer’s Associate Director/Senior Curator of Prints & Drawings on the matter, in order to better understand where the problems lie, and what, if anything could be done to help in ensuring the Flux could remain open.

As a result of that contact, and as I indicated in my original post, it appeared that any decisions on the future of the Flux appeared to reside largely with Cutea and blotto (both of whom indicated through other channels that they’d like to see the piece continue), and the Spencer Art Museum.

A Petrovsky Flux, April 2014 by Inara PeyA Petrovsky Flux, April 2014

It’s taken a little bit of time for the rest of the pieces to fall into place, but Stephen has e-mailed both Ziki and myself with the following update:

We will be able to keep Petrovsky going, thanks to good communication and clarity with Linden Lab and to the generosity of those who have been contributing to the tip jar near the landing point  … I’ve decided to just have the one tip jar near the rest of our propaganda so as not to muck up the experience any more than that. I’ll send along any updates about changes to the sim. Again, many thanks for your support. Let me know if you have ideas for events on the sim.

So it looks like A Petrovsky Flux is now set to continue in its accustomed home, complete with an updated tip jar (the total can now be reset each month). I’m personally glad that this did get sorted out OK, as the piece really is a staple of Second Life and quite amazing to witness.

If you’ve not visited it before, now’s the time to do so, and by tipping the jar, you’ll be helping to ensure this piece continues to be enjoyed by Second Life residents in future months and years.

My thanks to Stephen for the update.

A Petrovsky Flux, April 2014 by Inara PeyA Petrovsky Flux, April 2014

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