One of my favorite spots in the virtual world of Second Life is the Spencer Museum of Art. I have been filming there, for my Robotworld series. After weeks of trying to teleport over, with no luck, I contacted Inara Pey, and she investigated – only to come back to me with the bad news: the sim is gone.
Crazy, that it has been gone for weeks, and nobody even noticed, it seems? Sigh. It cannot be just me, I heard that it is a favorite hangout for many Linden employees, and their director Ebbe Altberg.
Can one be sad, over the lost of a virtual place? Certainly. I am.
I met many people there, only recent spent hours talking with an Italian filmmaker and art curator, sitting on the giant couch, commenting in awe on the art surrounding us. The outstanding art machinima by Toxic Menges was shot there, recently showcased in Leicester UK, at the machinima convention – which featured mr. machinima Hugh Hancock himself (so glad I met him!).
I was filming, never finished the machinima – a hard lesson to be learned. As my mum used to tell me: never postphone … she was right, of course.
On March 12 , 2016, I visited the Art opening on the Amsterdam Sim in Second Life.
Starshine Halasy threw a street party when Gallery Fermate opened, quite an event.
My avatar, although still named Chantal Harvey, has taken the shape of Robi, the iBot2000 character that is the star of a new animated series. She blended in fine!
Go and visit the location here.
(You have to download and install second life on your computer, first – and choose a free avatar).
This screenshot – to me – shows that virtual and real life are one. I was shooting the first episode of Robi – Oh my Head, the machinima. When logging out of Second Life, it merged with my desktop.
November 2015, and I find myself working on 2 projects, getting back into machinima – full speed ahead!
First one is an assignment by Empire.Kred – my cool cat will tell you all about this social media booster!
Robi is entangled in a brand new adventure, this time in a famous location in Second Life, the Petrovsky Flux, created by the Spencer museum of Art in Kansas. Will she find a new head? 2 Still shots, taken from my editline ….
Robi. Pronounce: Raaabi.
The meaning of the name is `Brilliant, Illuminated Fame, Bright Fame, Famously Famous, Bright Famous One, Shining with Fame”
I am not broken
I lost my head
I was left behind, forgotten
I alone am Robi
Robi is an optimistic little robot, left behind on a deserted planet. As a true heroine she explores, happily, always finding new beauty – and hoping to find a new head.
The machinima will go public soon, on this website.
ART: Mistero Hifeng
MUSIC: Alexander Blu – ‘new day’
AVATAR: Web Gearbox
PRODUCTION: Chantal Harvey
SET: Cammino e Vivo Capovolto , Blossom Land
Filmed in Second Life, trademark of Linden Research, inc