Preamble: Second Life ?
After the initial discovery was it the short distance between an idea and a prim which made stay in “Second Life” ?
When I say I play Second Life some people might hastily reply: but it is not REAL!
My answer is: as real as all the tools/objects humanity made.
(If I had to define it…) Real is what might happen when you sit in front of a tree or anything we did not invent * The usual Virtual vs. Real opposition does not hold water.
Your inventions/your avatar’s appearance can easily be the meeting point between two persons who will never “see” each other. Could this be a more direct connection between our brains while skipping the “how is the weather?” clothing people tend to use in “First Life” ?
The random (shuffle) button is probably the greatest invention to survive in a world where you receive in one week as much information as someone living during the 18th century had in a lifetime.
When this button is not present I will somehow try to invent it.
“Someday my Cow will Come” (my first project)
I once found a catapult on the “Marketplace” and dropped inside the first – projectile like ? – object I found in my inventory: A “freebie” cow.
Would this projectile while flying in this pixel Sky invent some temporary architectures in your mind ?
Playing Lego on your own is fun but sometimes you want those Legos the neighbour invented and/or admire the way he/she uses the same Legos as you.
Therefore I asked some of my Second Life friends to invent some projectiles.
* “I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” Frank Lloyd Wright
“…l’étonnement de n’être pas tout, d’avoir même de courtes limites…” from “Inner Experience” by Georges Bataille
“the astonishment of not being everything, to even have short limits.” (translation by me)
Changing form as an attempt to reach a formless state ? I let you decide here.
They wrote :
On Avaloir by Nima Benoir: “The Intricate Interactive Artworks of Eupalinos Ugajin”
On Avaloir by Inara Pey
On “The Plant” by Kate Bergdorf
“Messing around at Ouvroir” by Yoon
Creativity Next Door: Eupalinos Ugajin by Art Oluja
On “Gravity is a Mistake”
Magnificent Chaos: Eupalinos Ugajin’s “Gravity Is a Mistake” by Dividni Shostakovich
“Gravity is a Mistake in Second Life” by Inara Pey
“Gravity is a Mistake” by Yoon
On “Taxy! To the Zircus”
A Taxy! to the Zircus, coming home to Dada by Inara Pey
Taxi! to the Zircus in Second Life by Honour McMillan
Taxy! to the Zircus by Ziki Questi
Taxy! to the Zircus by Fritter Enzyme and Gemma Cleanslate
On “Moving Islands” [Rafts]
Juxtaposition & The 9,999th Passenger on Second Life Rafts by Honour McMillan
“Moving Islands” [Rafts] by Ziki Questi
Eupalinos’ Islands by Quan Lavender
Chasing Islands in Second Life by Honour McMillan
LEA20 Moving Islands by Kara Trapdoor
On “…there’s no ground”
“…there’s no ground” by Ziki Questi
“A must see installation by Eupalinos Ugajin and Suzanne Graves” by Melusina Parkins
“There’s No Ground in Second Life” by Honour McMillan
Others installations and texts:
“Bisociative Ludos: The Wondrous Tales of Eupalinos Ugajin and Naxos Loon” by Elif Ayiter/Alpha Auer
“Topophonia: 4 Realizations in Sound” by Ziki Questi
“Because I am not here” Thesis work on four SL artists by Bryn Oh (mention of my name)
“Party today – Don’t Panic and Carry a Towel” by Quan Lavender
“Il surrealismo di Eupalinos” by Simba Schumann
Kou ! for Second Life by Honour McMillan
Kou! by Quan Lavender
CONCRETE KITE by Koto Nizna
Happy Anniversary! with Artistide Despres and Eupalinos Ugajin at Split Screen in December by Dividni Shostakovich
Gobsmacked in Second Life, Part Two by Honour McMillan
D’ailleurs grâce au Soleil, l’herbe est plus… @ Split Screen by Quan Lavender
Cow loon by Dividni Shostakovich
Second Life is Very Hard on Cows by Honour McMillan