The Endless in Second Life

The Endless

The Endless is the title of an ensemble exhibition of art curated by Angelika Corral and Sheldon B as a part of their DaphneArt presentations. It features works by Ariel Brearley, Awesome Fallen, Kiki, Maloe Vansant, Nevereux, Paola Mills and Whiskey Monday, and it is a display where the art space itself might be considered as much a part of the exhibition as the images and pieces themselves.

Located high above ground, the exhibition space a place of geometries and reflections. A large grid forms the main platform crossed – literally – by two footpaths. At one end of this grid is a tiered seating area, split along one axis to presented a mirrored arrangement. Facing this, at the far end of the grid, sits a black hemisphere. set between the two are four cubes and two pyramids, neatly arrayed in two sets of three – again as if reflecting one another – either side of the path running from the seating area to the hemisphere. All of these elements  – seating, cubes, pyramids and hemisphere are additionally “reflected” by copies beneath the grid, mirroring their placement.

The Endless: Paola Mills

I’m not entirely clear on the significance of this arrangement beyond the idea that when placed correctly, two mirrors can give a sense of infinity through their endless reflections of one another, which might appear to echo the title of the exhibit. However, what I can say is, the design – by Sheldon B – is highly effective and eye-catching.

The work of the seven invited artists can be found within the various cubes, pyramids and hemisphere, which alternate in exterior finish between whites and black. Each artist presents at least one work, with not offering more than three. These again continue to mirrored them – each piece seemingly “reflected” in the floor of its display space.

The Endless: Awesome Fallen

The themes for the pieces are varied in style and tone. Again, I’m unclear as to the central theme (if there is one) – the DaphneArts website was down at the times of my visits, and the invitation I received to visit the exhibition was sans curator’s notes. Suffice it to say, there is a certain edge to all the pieces, be it sensuous, thought-provoking, nudity or a discomfiting reminder or two of out own mortality.

Certainly, each display is eye-catching, evocative (or provocative), emotive and variously attractive.  However – and for once – I’ll leave it to you to visit The Endless for yourself and discern your own understanding of the pieces and the exhibition as a whole. Which should not be taken to mean I’m being dismissive of it in any way. Rather, this is an ensemble of work and setting which deserves direct viewing and interpretation, rather than being filtered by my thoughts.

The Endless: Nevereux

SLurl Details

The Endless (Isle of Seduction, rated: Adult)

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DJ Aid for Feed A Smile in Second Life

DJ Aid is a further in the series of monthly event organised by Rossini Events in support of Feed A Smile.

Taking place over eight hours on Friday, April 14th, 2017, the event will feature music from seven Second Life DJs and will be topped-out by vocalist Collin Martin.

For the event, Rossini Events are “coming home”, so to speak, to Kenya itself, in the form of the Feed A Smile Kenya area at  their headquarters at Lavender Fields.

The music will be played amidst the model of the Nakuru school Feed Smile, through its parent organisation, Live and Learn Kenya (LLK), is in the process of building. The model, build for LLK / Feed A Smile by RAG Randt, is a superb setting, reminding us all of the work LLK / Feed A Smile does in supporting underprivileged children in Nakuru.

The line-up for DJ Aid is, at the time of writing, as follows. All times SLT:

12:00 noon
DJ Pepper Curie (Muddy’s Music Cafe, Back Alley Blues)
1:00pm
Ana Alchemi (Muddy’s Music Cafe)
2:00 pm
DJ Jaxssin (Purple Gator, Floyds Bar)
3:00 pm
DJ Valeri Rossini (Muddy’s Music Cafe)
4:00 pm
DJ Laurendawn (Muddys Country)
5:00 pm
DJ Noel (Wet Willies, Back Alley Blues, Junkyard Blues)
6:00 pm
DJ Tril (Big Daddys, Black Horse Country)
7:00 pm
Collin Martin singing live.

This event follows on from Rossini Event’s successful music marathons in January, February and March on behalf of Feed A Smile, and details on the DJs and artist involved can be found on the Rossini Events website.

Event location: Feed A Smile Kenya, Lavender Fields

About Feed A Smile

Feed A Smile is a programme run by Live and Learn Kenya (LLK) to provide nutritious warm lunches for over 400 children every day, paid for entirely from donations to the project. It is part of a broader programme managed by LLK, which includes finding sponsors to finance the education of children in Kenya, helping to provide them with everything they need: uniforms, shoes, text books, school supplies, etc., and the building of the Nakuru school, Kenya.

In addition, the organisation also provides medical and dental care for children, including check-ups and vaccinations. 100% of the donations received by LLK are transferred directly to Kenya to care for children, provide education, medicine, food, shelter and foster care. Nothing is lost to salaries, fees or administrative costs at LLK.

About Rossini Events

Rossini Events was established in July 2016 – a collaboration between MichaelJ Rossini and Valeri Carissa organising private and public events in Second Life. Rossini Events especially prides itself on charity fund-raising, with monthly events supporting Feed a Smile, Relay for Life and Making Strides. To date, Rossini Events has raised L$240,000 for these charities. Everyone involved in Rossini Events donates their time free of charge, and every penny raised goes directly to the charity concerned. For further information, please contact MichaelJ Rossini in-world, or email to michaeljrossini-at-gmail.com.