Is ongoing until October 12, 2011 at the island of Mic (Musei in Comune Roma) the artistic installation “Family Unit” of Canadian artist known as Bryn Oh in Second Life, about which spoke even the Italian edition of Vogue in an article in which Simona Lamonaca recalls how Bryn (in RL a painter in Toronto) has recently received a scholarship from the Canadian government aimed at the continuation of her “virtual” artistic trail already known to the general public through the success of installations such as Immersiva and Anna’s Many Murders of which Mondivirtuali.it spoke some times ago.
I personally believe Bryn is one of the most interesting artists among those who still use the digital platform of Linden Lab, as confirm this installation in which the artist seems to use a more delicate and “intimate” touch than usual, perhaps because of the theme, her family unit. In her blog Bryn explain: “It was an interesting challenge to create a build for Musei in Comune di Roma because it was to be based around a machinima of the build rather than the actual 3D inworld creation”. Bryn Oh adds that many of her works are made for the experience of navigating the 3D environment and then a machinima is created to catalogue or narrate the build. “So this build is a hybrid of something for the resident of the virtual world who will enjoy the open ended exploration (of the installation, LP) with the other importance of it being composed for the real life machinima showcase in the Museum”. Digital art, therefore, comes from Linden Lab’s proprietary platform and installation becomes real, continuing a discourse that has accompanied all of the interactive installations and exhibitions managed in recent years first at Experience Italy and then at the MiC by the team of Mexi Lane (aka Marina Bellini).
An artistic installation once again very interesting that I recommend you visit, with a little “help“: if you want to discover all Bryn’s relatives you have to go all the way to the exhibition, through the tunnel at the end of which light is visible and, being careful not to fall, go poised skyward until you reach a sort of “virtual paradise” where the Canadian artist has placed the representation of his grandparents while listening to the radio the George Bernard Show‘s voice. Further confirmation of the ability of electronic media to stir emotions in the artist who knows how to use (those who know and admire the result) on a par with other “mediums” such as marble, canvas or film. To visit the exhibition, here’s a handy “teleport“.