Written by Plurabelle Posthorn
The Spirit Fens Art Festival in Second Life was a part of Artomatic 2007, Artomatic being a multimedia art festival in Washington DC featuring more than 600 area artists and performers. «The free five-week event, to be held April 13–May 20, will feature nearly 90,000 square feet of paintings, sculptures, photography and other creative work.» More about the rl Artomatic HERE.
The Spirit Fens Art Festival was hosted by Morning Dagger (aka Jack Whitsitt) at the SintixErr Gallery, Enniv Zarf and PK Works: Krystal Epic – A Whole New Kind of Experience (See Cyanide Seelowe’s review of Enniv Zarf’s PK Works: Listening to Art – A Journey through Krystal Epic), Xavier Mohr and SL Reports, Frageurs Hock and MH Motors.
Now, some weeks ago they annouced a competition: a Scripted Practical Sculpture competition, 20 prims max. A litle later a competitions for 2D art was also annouced. Three prizes in each category:
Grand Prize of L$10,000 decided by the Jury, Audience Prize of L$10,000 decided by the voters,a combination of SL audience and RL audience from the Artomatic Festival in Washington DC, One Runner-up prize of L$2000.
At 4pm all the competition entries were up, and people tped in.
Enniv Zarf opened the show, and what a great opening: AOM! The Avatar Orchestra Metavers! I finally got to hear them in a live concert. In the middle of the picture here is the instrument build by Bingo Onomatopoeia.
See Wirxli Flimflams (one of the performers) report on the event HERE. The Avatar Orchestra Metavers own blog HERE.
You can hear earlier recordings of the to pieces they played this evening here: Miulew Takahe(bjørn eriksson)’s Rue Blache and Bingo Onomatopoeia’s «Wee.No.Kresh» (click on the links).
Here’s my fan video from the concert:
After this marvelous concert, it was time to look closely at all the fine entries for the competions, talking to the other artist, oh, I forgot to tell! I had three entries for the competition myself (so I had to be there…), and listening to the live music that was streamed from Washington DC.
A couple of hours later it was time for the awards.
Enniv Zarf shouts: THAT’S THE AUDIECNE AWARE
AuroraSkye Ashton shouts: congrats!!!!! 🙂
Xavier Mohr shouts: Congrats Sonia!
Suzuka Yongho shouts: Bonzai!
Tayzia Abattoir: Grats 🙂
Davina Glitter: whoohoo
Sonia Stardust: thank you!
Angel Enoch: yay
|Enniv Zarf shouts: ANYWYAS…RUNNER UP TO THE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNING L$2000
Enniv Zarf shouts: IS ELROS TUOMINEN FOR HIS DANCING FLOWER
elros. You can see his dancing flower in the background
(It was so fun, but also terrifying. I never win anything, I said to myself. Why is that? What’s wrong with me?)
Enniv Zarf shouts: THE WINNER OF THE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNING A TOTAL OF L$10,000 IS……
AuroraSkye Ashton: I want to hide behind a chair
AuroraSkye Ashton: lmao
elros Tuominen: thanks to you all…..
Enniv Zarf shouts: ….
Tayzia Abattoir: rofl
Ariella Masala: congrats elros *grins*
elros Tuominen: thnx Ariella 🙂
Enniv Zarf shouts: OMAYD GONTYUK FOR HIS WORK ZORABOT
Sonia Stardust: yay!!!!!
Angel Enoch: Hurrah!!!
elros Tuominen: Congrats!!!! :)))))))
(I havn’t got a picture of him or his amazing animated poetic sculpture…)
Enniv Zarf shouts: THE RUNNERUP TO THE JURY AWARD FOR THE FIRST EVER SPIRIT FENS SCRIPTED PRACTICAL SCULTPURE COMPETITION WINNING A TOTAL OF L$2000 IS ….
Luker Esparza feels the thick tension in the air
Veritas Variscan: LOL
Luker Esparza: lol
Xavier Mohr: lol
Veritas Variscan: /drumroll
Enniv Zarf shouts: INA CANTUR’S WORK, OSTIUM
(I voted for her. It is a lock. You’ve got to solve a puzzle to have a landmark. Very much like you have in videogames.)
Enniv Zarf shouts: FOR THE FINAL JURY PRIZE OF L$10,000
Luker Esparza cheers loudly!
Veritas Variscan: Congratulations , Ina!
elros Tuominen: congrats Ina :))
AuroraSkye Ashton: Congrats Ina
Xavier Mohr: yay
Enniv Zarf shouts: FOR THE FIRST EVER SPIRIT FENS SCRIPTED PRACTICAL SCULPTURE COMPETITION GOES TO…….
Enniv Zarf shouts: AND THE WINNER OF THE L$10,000 PRIZE MONEY IS
Luker Esparza plays the drum roll
elros Tuominen: 🙂
Veritas Variscan provides drumroll
Azadine Umarov: hooray!!!
Enniv Zarf shouts: I AM A BIRD NOW — BY PLURABELLE POSTHORN……CONGRATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!