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Every artist needs to hear feedback from people about her work to see different perspectives on the work. I encourage you to leave comments, ideas and questions on the blog.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Metagumbo Filmscape

Metagumbo Filmscape from Juria Yoshikawa on Vimeo.

Some experimental audiovisual art at BiW and a chaotic interplay of sights and sounds. I used a variety of media from old art photos, words, reverse-played music, and megaprims roaming the sim. The text is based on a quote by Marshall Mcluhan. I suppose the work was meant as reaction to the many small, self-contained artworks on the BiW sim and I felt the need to comment by breaking down perspective and a sense of direction within the sim (ie. more sl, less rl connotations of ground and sky.)

Here are some stills of the work:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Drips and Drops

Drips and Drops from Juria Yoshikawa on Vimeo.

Drips and Drops is an abstract fantasy space full of gigiantic swirlies, happy bubbles and my sons eerie cello noises. This is about joy, plain and simple. I originally built this installation in December 2007 and recently rerezzed it Brooklyn is Watching on March 2009. More photos up at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancesh/sets/72157603551616394/

Up in sl for a week at 150 meters above Brooklyn is Watching in SL.

A Mess of Artwork (Week #52)

150 meters above Brooklyn is Watching in SL.

Unlike the previous two weeks at BiW which seem focused on collective themes like rainbow stripes or window/walls, it's been a random week where I created various artworks scattered throughout the sim among other artists random works. Nonetheless, it's been a lot of fun.

The first piece in this set is called Intersection at BiW and is made up of thin black megaprims that randomly glide across the floor of sim with a brush-like texture animated in each to make them appear to strech and contract.

The second piece is a "art is anything you can get away with" and based on a quote by Marshall McLuhan. The piece is a combination of animated textures and distorted words in the surface of the water of the channel close to the entrance gate of BiW. The motion of the piece has a strange feeling of being alive and feels a bit "alien planet" to my eye.

The third piece is an older work Drips & Drops rerezzed at 150m above the sim. I've enjoyed bringing this piece back to life.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Window Into Your Mind

An installation in direct response to podcast #50 at Brooklyn is Watching in Second Life. This piece considers the meaning of "otherness" of rl art critics looking at sl art work from the outside and uses samples from the podcast to show the underlying tones of the speakers.
location: slurl.com/secondlife/Popcha/72/140/27

Here's the #50 podcast I was responding to:

Also the #51 the following where different artists-critics respond to this piece:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Big Rainbow Ichibot Retaliators

Improv art in response to Ichibot Nishi's rainbow turf at BiW. I'm the one in the striped costume and who made the huge animated replicas of myself posing in different gestures.

location: slurl.com/secondlife/Popcha/72/140/27

looks best in sunset mode