giovedì 8 aprile 2010

Through The Virtual Looking Glass

Through The Virtual Looking Glass

Welcome to the largest mixed reality art exhibition of all time-one that crosses time and space and fuses Real Life and Second Life art together.

Opens: Wednesday April 7th until April 30th
12:00pm SLT / 3:00pm EST
SL Virtual Harbor & The Harbor Gallery @ UMass in Boston

Perhaps the most ambitious mixed reality event ever devised, ‘Through the Virtual Looking Glass ‘is a brand new exhibition of the world’s leading virtual artists. Showing intricate artworks simultaneously from the ‘Harbor Gallery’ at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and also at renowned galleries across France, Holland, Australia, German, and Brazil.

This exhibit features work from several Second Life and Open Source artists and has a dedicated exhibition space in world at:




LOLLITO LARKHAM 3:30pm 12:30pm
Lollito will talk about his work, using Blender, etc.

AEQUITAS / SOWA & BAN 4:00pm 1:00pm
Sowa and Ban will talk about voice project

Glyph will debut his new full sim installation

Sabrinaa will host the opening of ENTER a multi-artist themed show

Sense & Sensibility by Zhora Maynard


The Real Life exhibition will display virtual art by using computers, high quality digital frames, a digital projector, live video and audio streaming, and specially made digital interface devices accessing works in virtual worlds. It will also show prints, paintings, and sculptures based on art made in virtual worlds, some with embedded mechanical and electronic components.

Many of the artists whose work will be shown have established art careers, having exhibited in such venues as the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the DeCordova Museum in the United States as well as numerous well-known galleries and museums throughout Europe.

The final day will see a celebration event held RL at the Harbor Gallery and will stream live music into SL via the POP ART LAB sim.

Professor Gary Zabel (Georg Janick in Second Life) says of the event: “Two things inspired me to initiate ‘Through the Virtual Looking Glass.’ First I wanted to explore ways to break down the barriers that separate the real and virtual worlds by introducing virtual art to real world audiences. So much powerful art created in SL and other virtual worlds has been limited to rather small in-world audiences. We need to break it free of the confines of the virtual ghetto. The portal between the real and virtual worlds should allow art and audiences to pass through in both directions. Second I wanted to use the powerful networking capacities of SL to promote global artistic collaboration by developing a series of coordinated real world international art exhibitions. In addition to the Boston exhibition opening April 7, TTVLG exhibitions will be taking place over the next few months in France, Germany, Holland, Brazil, and Australia, each organized by leading figures in the world of virtual art. We have also developed a HUD that will allow SL residents to experience many of the artworks that are being exhibited in the real world galleries as well as participate in related musical and literary events. The organizers of TTVLG hope that these ‘crossover’ experiences will throw a spotlight on the power of virtual art to connect people across countries as well as worlds."

Featured artists include: Adam Ramona, Aequitas , Alizarin Goldflake, AM Radio, Artistide Despres, Botgirl Questi, Bryn Oh, Feathers Boa, FreeWee Ling, Georg Janick, Glyph Graves, Igor Ballyhoo, Jacque Quijote, Kolor Fall, Lollito Larkham, Luce Laval, Nonnatus Korhonen , Misprint Thursday , Olza Koenkamp, Pete Jiminy, Pixels Sideway, Pyewacket Kazyenko, Sabrinaa Nightfire,Thoth Jantzen, Ub Yifu, Wizard Gynoid.

Additional inworld exhbition venues:
Pirats (France)
CARP/Diabolus (Holland)
UWA (University of Western Australia)
Museum of Virtual Art / New Caerleon (US)
IBM Exhibition Space & Sandbox (US)

Ice Caverns Gallery/Brazil
Zhora Maynard - Art Exhibition

The Big House/Caerleon Art Collective (US)
Pro[cre]Action by Zhora Maynard - THE BIG HOUSE - Caerleon Art Collective2


Further Information:
Event Organizer-Professor Gary Zabel:
SL Inworld Organization: Pixels Sideways
SL Press Enquiries- Persia Bravin (

Website for Boston exhibition:
Website for international exhibitions:

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