Saturday, October 22, 2011

Surreal Dreams

Through the Lens of Dreams is a new exhibit by Madcow Cosmos and Lorin Tone.

SL is best when its the land of the the subconcious made real, beauty, smut, crayon drawings, and all. Art Screamer is lead by Zachh Cale, Chestnut Rau and Amase Levasseur.

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I briefly hesitate before jumping through the hole

From the introductory notecard:

"Through the Lens of Dreams" is an exploration of the transformative nature of dreams, where each new setting may emerge from the last and seems continuous while we're experiencing them. The only truly consistent part of a dream is the viewer, that's you. Thus as you walk through the installation you help complete the piece, good work. The piece is more a series of doodles that flow from each other than a single large composition so it seems somewhat sprawling and busy. Just relax and enjoy your own little piece of the whole.

How to enjoy this piece:

Walk, fly, hop, or shimmy as to your preference. Click things, poke them, dance naked around them, or sit on them. Feel free to photograph, make machinima, exactly copy my work by painstakingly reproducing it, or loudly decry it as an assault against good taste, you have the artist's permission!

About the Artists:

Madcow Cosmos is a complete (self described) armateur who came to SL from a cooking background in order to try his hand at some 3D digital art. He provides the visuals for the piece.

Lorin Tone is a real life noise maker and a tasty beverage. He provides the noises for the piece

Musical selections employed:

"March of the Trolls", by Edvard Grieg

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Starfish", by Lorin Tone

And music that you will create and mix yourself.

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Although the sound was not working when I visited, the scene is very dreamlike, with rainbow bridges, giant caterpillars (evoking Alice in Wonderland), giant bees with strange expressions, puffy stars, floating houses, and more.

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The brain generates dreams - clearly the fuel for this exhibit!

Wander about, poke at things, and marvel at what the human subconscious can evoke.

Hat tip again to Inara Pey.

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