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    Ever heard of Burning Man?


    Of course you shall say, else don’t continue to read. Today BURN2 and SL11B have opened. Both in a grid named Second Life. I don’t promote the grid as a total world, but some parts are exceptionally well done. Better done as in other girds? I would say not at all, but I have to keep my mouth shut, at least for a few days. In two weeks the Santorini Biennial opens and then I am allowed to tell more. But two weeks in virtual worlds feel like two month in real time settings.  So let’s make it short: Login to Second Life, search for SL11B Spectacular and walk to the plot of Uan Ceriaptrix and grab the free Avatar. This avatar comes unisex. It is what I had in mind as I created the idea of visiting virtual worlds of art as “an EYE”. I called it "eye (=I) in 4D". Of course you know 3 dimensions, but the 4th?  -- is now clear to me, that I am not the first seeing this dimension.



    James Morrow set it in place in “The Wine of Violence” [published in 1981]. He writes: “Sozyo made 4-D equipment. The image had height, width, depth and a fourth D that eluded precise definition. It was called Presence. Somehow, you felt that the subject was there in the room with you. You could seemingly walk up to it, savor its fragrance, finger its texture, rub a few eons’ grime off its contours.” Now we are on our way to make 4D happen – I call the way of such an art experience by Avatars IMMERSIVIA – immersive art.



    So grab the Avatar Uan Ceriaptrix made and get ready for IMMERSIVIA in two weeks. Uan is the maker of a gardener Avatar for “1,668 trees for PEACE”, presented by Navah Dreams at 2014 Santorini Bienniale. The Avatar is set on “trans” on June, 22 for the grand opening of BURN2 and SL11B. Maybe not for long as usually an artist does not offer a gift for “transfer” all day long -– trans means you can hand the avatar over to a friend. And btw. BURN2 made the burning in virtual worlds today and I was told it was a great performance.

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