Currently open at Sisi Biedermann’s Gallery and Garden, where it will remain through most of January, is an exhibition of art and words by the Second Life partnership of Ladmilla and Eli Medier, who between them also curate and manage THE EDGE Gallery.
On display are nine images by Ladmilla, each accompanied by a poem by Eli – part of a growing portfolio of joint pieces by the couple, who complement one another perfectly in brining words and images together to create a story from both.
A photographer in the physical world, Ladmilla admits to initially finding it hard to adapt to taking photographs in Second Life. However, with time and practice she has developed a style of her own, one that is notable in two major ways. The first is in the post-processing of images, in which she often layers-in textures, most of which she has made herself, to give special emphasis to her work, focusing the eye on specific aspects of a piece. The second is the way in which she uses such post-processing, together with the original image, to paint a story rather than just creating a scene; to set the stage our imaginations and emotions are invited to explore.
Eli is a gifted poet who writes mainly in a form of unstressed blank verse to cast a story of its own, allowing each poem to exist independently from the image with which it is presented as well as partnering it. In this way, the poems stand as their own artistic statement, whilst also adding to the narratives to be found within the images – or indeed, having their own meaning caught in time and illuminated by the images. Thus, within the combination of words and art we are effectively given two exhibitions for the price of one, so to speak.
Ladmilla and Eli are presented on the lower floor of Sisi’s gallery, sharing the December January exhibition time with a collection of Silas Merlin’s utterly superb pastel paintings of children in period costume (see: The pastel world of Silas Merlin in Second Life for more on Silas’ pastel work), which can be found in the hall facing Ladmilla’s and Eli’s exhibit. And, as always, the upper floors of the gallery offer an opportunity to share in Sisi’s own art (see: Dropping into Sisi’s gallery in Second Life for an introduction to her work, if needed).
It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.
Monday, December 23rd
14:00: A Child’s Christmas In Wales – Encore
Aoife Lorefield presents an encore reading of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales in collaboration with musician Grace McDunnough, at the Dickens Opera House.
19:00: Grey from The Wizard of London
Gyro Muggin’s reads an extract from Mercedes Lackey’s The Wizard of London, the 4th volume in the Elemental Masters series.
Set in a Victorian London where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, the novel follows Lord Alderscroft, Master of the British Elemental Masters Council-the most powerful Fire Master ever to lead the Council. Loosely based on The Snow Queen, The Wizard of London delves into Lord Alderscroft’s youth, when he was bespelled by an evil Elemental Master who hoped to use him for political gain.
In Grey, Sarah Jane is sent from her home in Africa to school in London because her parents felt it would be better for her health. But given the conditions in London, however, she might have been safer in the African jungle.
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Xanté Maintenance RC viewer, version 184.108.40.2063748, released on December 19th.