Bryn Oh, the Canadian artist who, in recent years, creates works of art using the virtual world of Second Life, was again awarded by Canadian government for her artistic projects. Bryn Oh the same, in her blog, referred to “have just been informed that I am one of the 17 who received a new grant from the Canadian government for art projects”.
This is the third grant that Bryn Oh receive: the first was for the Standby project, the second for Imogen and the Pigeons, this third to assemble and film The Singularity of Kumiko and to create a first life exhibit using the Oculus Rift and Steam system, and various other costs such as marketing, voice acting, music, travel, etc .
Bryn Oh also points out as many curators have spent a life learning how to evaluate and understand painting, sculpture, film and find hard to evaluate immersive artworkds as those created by Bryn herself in Second Life, because to correctly assess “one must become immersed” in the artwork itself and isn’t enought “looking at pictures or even watching machinima”, you need to do a direct experience and this, ends Bryn Oh, is not so easy. That is why artists are so thankful to the Ontario Arts Council which has proven to be a very progressive organization for the arts.
So the Gathering, the Bryn Oh existing installation, will remain on Immersiva for another month or so, poi then Bryn will start assemble The Singularity of Kumiko and also the Second Life art will enter the era of virtual reality. If you want to know how it will end keep following Mondivirtuali.it even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and on Youtube).