Regaining Freedom: The Opening

Natascha and I were invited to participate in this very important event held at “Galerie Artemis” in Second Life on Tuesday November 19th.

Nat wearing a T-shirt that was given at the event

Nat wearing a T-shirt that was given at the event

 

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Many illustrious gatherers were present

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There comes a time when you have to leave…

“Window on a Train” in its Spanish version“Ventana en un Tren was chosen as one of the machinimas shown in this artistic event dedicated to Stopping Violence against Women.
It was very well-attended, and I counted almost 60 avatars present, which also made it a little hard to get some pictures. I will include some taken there by Natascha and a few of mine and of the hard-working Duna Grant, one of the organizers, who invited us to show our film.

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I will include the official description of  this event and some of the artists involved.
“Kicca Igaly Elros Tuominen ( Antonio Alza ) Gregory Kappler HOLALA Alter ( Julio Juste Ocaña ) Karima Hoisan & Natascha Randt  LeMelonrouge Francesc Mary Wickentower Noke Yuitza Yesikita Coppola

The lost freedom of battered women is the theme proposed to different artists, that develop it, each one of them giving a very personal vision of what it suggests to them.
Kicca Igaly has built an installation that will serve as a hall for the presentation of the machinimas that speak in images, in some cases also with voice, about the main topic for this year.
Kicca Igaly also presents an explanatory text, which complements her work:

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a poignant scene from Ventana en un Tren

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kicca igaly ..Nat and I in the background

Libera… finally libera!
Di decidere di non subire più la sopraffazione di un uomo violento…
Di decidere e gestire la propria vita…
E per mano a suo figlio, abbandona quella casa-prigione, lasciando un uomo sconfitto, che lancia un ultimo gesto di vano richiamo.
Free … free at last!
Deciding not to suffer more the oppression of a violent man …
Deciding and manage his own life …
And holding the hand of her son, leave the house-prison, leaving a defeated man,
that launches a last gesture compartment of recall.
The machinimas, mostly made for this event and therefore unpublished, belong to artists from different countries, Spain, France, Luxembourg, United States, Peru, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica & Germany, in an attempt to, on my part, transform this important world problem in an international act too.
Not only women are sensitive to this social scourge. Many men also want to denounce it. Hence, besides being international, my call to them and their positive reception, has resulted finally in the exhibition that Galerie Artemis will present.
abuse1785660196_675488512_npost065486621_nI want to thank once again, all who organized and participated in this very vital and timely event.
Let’s learn to love and leave the violence behind us!!

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4 Responses to Regaining Freedom: The Opening

  1. Steve Rogers says:

    I heartily approve of anti-domestic-violence initiatives… and also, less politically correctly, that sexy bolero top you’re wearing 🙂

  2. daleinnis says:

    Wow, very neat! (And I also approve of the outfit 🙂 )

  3. Pingback: Invitation To A Very Unique Opening~Thursday Feb.13th 2pmslt | Digital Rabbit Hole

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