Emile and I, as advertised, were part of an exciting joining of Second Life and Real Life for the dual -world opening of Littleone Aries/Monica Linville’s latest exhibition “Organica”
While we were gathering in Littleone’s own “Aries Gallery STNY” in-world she was hosting a cocktail party to celebrate her Real Life show of her work at “The House of Creative Soul” in Saratoga Springs, NY. They could peer in and see us and hear us, while we were able to join them visually through a live feed on Ustream.
It felt very special to us to be reciting in SL knowing perhaps we were touching someone briefly in Rl with our words and music. Everyone who attended at the Aries Gallery looked very stylish,(as we tend to do in Second Life) and there was a feeling of celebration and coming together, all the while, surrounded by the beautiful paintings of Littleone/Monica, whose bright colors and abstract beauty lit up the room and made the patrons glow even more brightly.
Phillipe Pascal was the gracious host for the evening and also kept Littleone’s avatar in world while he was in contact with her in real life. The confusing logistics did seem to work out quite smoothly, and before we knew it, our reading was coming to an end and all present seemed to enjoy the hour of poetry and music we had prepared for them. Then we were totally ready to kick up our heels with the rest of the guests and enjoy the classical/jazzy/bossa nova guitar of Voodoo Shilton. I had never heard him before and was truly amazed at how good and how versatile his music was.
The party continued on at The Aries Gallery for another hour much to the delight of a good crowd who stayed on until the end and we saw at one point Monica (who is Littleone’s ‘avatar’ in Real Life) wave to all of us..and yes the magic was felt like a small current that circled the room.
I think all who were there would agree, the SL part of the event was a great success, and it looked like the RL party was wonderful too. I am awaiting details from Littleone about how we were received and will add a footnote. We only wished we could have cloned Littleone to be in both places at the same time. Who knows? In a few years that might even be possible and we can project ourselves to several different spots in several worlds on something like a Live Hologram-Stream. All I know is… this little taste of combining the artistic worlds, has left me hoping to be asked to participate in future ones. I already think I heard Emile’s wheels turning in that same direction so …stay tuned….
*I want to give a big thanks to Sanne Brune for snapping the photos I have used here.
Comments are very welcome and if anyone has some more pictures of the event, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to add them
** Thank you to Missy Rothmanay and Isabel Hermano for more photos sent to me. I include some of them here below
Another special thank you to my dear friend Theodore Hoppe for the pictures he also sent me below.