Tuesday, March 23, 2010

M Show!

now it can be told!!

Saturday is a special showing of M Linden (aka Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon) 's first solo art exhibition in Second Life, "Doodle Art," which will simultaneously open in the outworld/RL venue of the University of Western Australia at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Friday.

Hosting the live outworld/rl event is none other than award winning West Australian artist Len Zuks, with whom I collaborated as detailed in previous blog posts. Len's physical sculptures will stand beside M's physical artwork, while inworld/SL my collaborative pieces Megabyte and Lil Eizenstein will stand beside the inworld digital representations of M's artwork. I also designed the logo/poster for the digital/rl event.

Here's the announcement:

If you follow Second Life Arts, you know that the SL Art Community is full of surprises. Today we are going to share with you one of the best kept SL secrets...

Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon (known in Second Life as M Linden) is an ARTIST!

Now that the secret is out, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is proud to announce the grand opening of M Linden's first solo art exhibition in Second Life. This truly special event will showcase virtual editions of sixteen drawings selected from M's collection of doodles as well as two SL sculptures created specifically for this show.

* M Linden RL Art Show at the University of Western Australia *
In addition to this exciting SL event, the University of Western Australia is thrilled to announce a real life showing of M Linden's work at the UWA campus on Friday, March 26th.

The RL event will be hosted by award winning West Australian artist Len Zuks (http://www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/artists/zuks). Len has collaborated with Miso Susanowa to breathe a fresh second life into his sculptures, 'Megabyte' and 'Lil Eizenstein', in a first ever RL/SL collaboration between American and West Australian artists. His RL sculptures will stand alongside M Lindens works!

Commenting on M's works, Len said:
"It is not 10 minutes since my eyes first beheld an image of one of Mark Kingdon's artworks. I had been in discussion with Jayjay for several weeks on this anticipatory moment. If I had seen any other illustration, it would have been of a lesser impact. The unexpected image and the subsequent revealing insights was an unequivocal surprise. It is as if I had bypassed the artist's eyes and had a glimpse into the mechanism of the artist's mind. Wow! "

The Curator: White Lebed
UWA Owner & Co-Host: JayJay Zifanwe
The Gallery builders: The Slingshot, Nyx Breen
Logo & RL/SL Crossover Builds by: Miso Susanowa
Promotional Machinimas: Chantal Harvery and Larkworthy Antfarm
RL Host at UWA: Len Zuks"

WOW IS THIS KEWL OR WHAT!!! Crossover! Ok sorry for all the exclamation points but i am excited!!!! Ok now i'm done :)

Many thanks go to White Lebed, JayJay Zifanwe, Len Zuks and Chantal Harvey, who did wonderful machinima of Megabyte, Lil Eizenstein and the Doodle Art Expo which you can find links for below, and Larkworthy Antfarm's beautiful machinima of M's works:

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