Saturday, September 26, 2009

Burning Life (previewing)

Whew. "Burning Life" indeed... what a wave has been sweeping the world lately. Luckily, I have something to do! I am installing in the new S&S Gallery, and have put some new work out especially for Stefanik to enchance his wonderful landscaping art/skills. Check it out!:

For Burning Life, I am making a build to support the collaborative project Misprint Thursday and I have done: "The Roof Is Gone."

This collab started with a piece by Misprint, "choral1" in which she used a loop of her acapella song to produce reverb with spacial placement of prims in SL. I heard the loop and was moved to ask her if I could work with it...

The song, "The Roof Is Gone" emerged from that original acapella loop in about 3 days, then took a week to refine the strings and melodic lines. While I was working with it, I conceived a video for it and spent about a week running around trying to find a machinima maker to do the version I saw in my head and explained to White Lebed at the AG3 Gallery one night. White was kind enough to point me in some directions for machinimists...

Anyways, things circled back to Misprint; I hadn't really known she was a video person *blush*. She and I worked on a video vision that is becoming quite different from the one that I originally had (which might be done as well sometime) but is a work in itself. Nice circular feedback collab!

So... we were discussing an installation of this vision for White's Melancholia show at AG3 when I saw the BL "big art" applications and told Misprint, "we should go for this!"

So, some filling out of forms and crossing of fingers ensued, with a last-minute review of my build/artwork and we got the plot on Black Rock playa! Yay!

So... here's a scratch video with the completed song/soundtrack, up at youtube:

and here's some preliminary shots of the Burning Life build -

It's exciting and fun and all that jazz, so when BL opens I will have some more shots.

Ok, now back to the hornet's nest...

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