17 February 2013

Machinima by Hypatia Pickens set in Cherry Manga's "Danse Macabre" at Split Screen

Hypatia Pickens just released the machinima "Winning Touch," set in Cherry Manga's Danse Macabre, which Split Screen hosted in December 2012.  As part of it she reads one of her poems (she frequently incorporates her own writing into her machinima).  Hypatia is a superb machinimatographer who knows how to integrate other's art with her own.

Thanks, Hypatia!

10 February 2013

Yooma Mayo and Pixels Sideways at Split Screen During February

Yikes, am I running behind on things!

Running through 28 Feb, Split Screen presents two new works: Yooma Mayo's Yes, Giovanni, and Pixels Sideways's Afterlife: A Journey Through the Imagination of Pixels Sideways.

Yooma is well known for his fantastical, enormous, mechanical, steampunkish animals, such as the seahorses at a LEA sim and the elephants at The Lost Town (La Citta Perduta). In Yes, Giovanni he continues in this vein with two huge goldfish leaping through the air, looking like they are charging into each other. Beneath them is a railway stop, with the engine off in the distance. I haven't come up with an interpretation for any of this (including the title) but it's magnificent nevertheless.

Yes, Giovanni, by Yooma Mayo

Pixels has a long history in SL arts, and Afterlife is to some extent a retrospective, but many of the works have never been publicly displayed before. She writes, "The concept behind Afterlife continues to shift and change, in much the same way each individual interprets the meaning of 'afterlife' in their own context of existence.... More specifically, Afterlife is a journey through my imagination which is in a constant state of loco-motion." (Note: the lighting in Afterlife is intentionally low, so photos are a bit difficult to take.)

Afterlife, by Pixels Sideways

SLURL to the Split Screen entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beleza/36/219/1501.

09 February 2013

A reason to spend more time in Second Life

At the top of my front porch stairs, 22 inches (56 cm) deep

At the bottom of my front porch stairs, 26 inches (66 cm) deep
The official depth was 34 inches (86 cm).  Guess I got off easy.