easily spend an hour or more exploring this exhibition, curated
by In Kenzo with co-curators
Bettina Tizzy and Delia Lake. Don't just stand in one spot and
explore with the camera controls—-some of the
art is interactive and
reacts to the proximity of your avatar.
created a drawing based on words that relate to the root causes
of global injustice. He exhibits a slide show of 39 stages
in the evolution of this work, titled Voice for the Voiceless.
You can see a few of the images here,
but this is no substitute for the impact of seeing all 39 and
being able to zoom in on details. It is a superb view into the
creative process as well as a thought-provoking and emotionally
Not all the
artwork is at ground level. DanCoyote's Crystalline Monolith
is 800 meters tall. I couldn't quite figure out what it had to
do with the theme of Global Justice, but it certainly dominates
the exhibition. More on target for this show, though not exactly
SL art, is DC's presentation of a one minute documentary about
his 2005 performance AbuGitmo as his real life avatar DC
Spensley (photo above). Bound hand and foot, in an orange
jumpsuit and black hood, he subjected himself to patriotic
American music blasted at painful volume. It's reminiscent of
Chris Burden's works of the 1970's. Be sure to watch this when
you visit the exhibition.
If you fly up
to about 550 meters there are several works worth
Abattoir exhibits Justice with a sword. The sword has
just been hurled through the air, the scales of justice behind
the thrower appear to be in a No Entry zone. Will justice find
Above: Another view of Chance Abattoir's
sculpture Justice with a sword
Behind it is the installation by Josina Burgess, Junivers Stockholm,
Above: One of
in the evolution of
Filthy Fluno's Voice for the
click the image to see a few more and the final picture
was nice to see the Teen Grid represented in this exhibition, with
several works by winners of an art competition about Visions
of Global Justice. I may have missed some, as they were not mapped
on the notecard that was given to me on arrival, which did help in
finding the works by the artists in this review.
are dispensed by many of the works in this show, with artists'
statements, and that includes the teens. I thought Take
My Hand by Barbara99 Spitteler was about a poor or homeless
person reaching out for help.
the notecard tells me not to judge her by appearances, and that
she is reaching out to help me. "She may look different and
weird on the outside but she is willing to help anyone in need.
Don't discriminate, judge, or hurt her."
may be an imported 2D drawing, and a low-resolution image that's
blurry and hard to see, but it does convey an on-target message
and it's good to see teens reaching a global audience through
subjects addressed by teens include Taliban women in Afghanistan
and the Ku Klux Klan.
on this show and teleport link...