Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Acquarella Rising Opens 9/7/12, 2-4pm PDT in InWorldz

Opening reception: Friday, September 7, 2012, 2 - 4 pm PDT, part of the Intergrid Metaverse Art Biennial
DJ: Cataplexia Numbers

Acquarella Rising: http://places.inworldz.com/Alizarine%20Lakes/27/20/701
Acquarella Rising Store: http://places.inworldz.com/Alizarine%20Lakes/148/109/699

OPENING RECEPTION for "Acquarella Rising"

Alizarin Goldflake's largest virtual art installation has moved to her own sim and has been given a complete overhaul, including a new ending for the story and a new name, "Acquarella Rising," because it concludes in an upbeat celebration of light and color and life. There are many additions, including the path of hot coals in the "Disaster" chapter, new plants for "Perfection," a much spookier "Dead," and the gorgeous starfish path in "Color."

The installation is based on "Acquarella: The Fable," a machinima written and staged by Alizarin and filmed by Chantal Harvey. The machinima was shown at the World's Fair in Shanghai in September and October 2010 under the auspices of Aino Barr/Christina Garcia Lasuen.

http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/-O9Zh7J40Zo (English narration)
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/10/h605uFRIGsY(Chinese narration)

The story has been divided into four chapters. The first chapter depicts a time when The Age of Man has ended in a blaze of fire, famine, and warfare. In the second, the Age of Acquarella dawns. The mighty goddess begins to repopulate the seas with outposts of aquariums filled with creatures that survived in the cool depths of the oceans. Hoping to avoid the violent excesses of her forebears, she plans for these mini-oceans to be peaceful and pure, hence colored only with the purest of colors, black and white.

Alas, as they say, if you want to make the Devil laugh, make plans. The third chapter shows one of the aquariums as a dead zone, all the life squeezed out of it by the goddess's rigid reliance on purity.

At last the goddess softens her ideas, and the fourth chapter blooms in a burst of color and fecundity. There are fanciful plants, brilliant fish, pink seahorses, showers of multicolored diatoms, masses of ikura eggs, and a bejewelled starfish path.

Alizarin, who is a digital artist in Real Life, used the following RL software in the creation of the work: Corel Painter (digital drawing/textures), Photoshop (textures), Blender (sculpties), and Audacity (sound). She also relied heavily on her experience with virtual tools, including prim editing, texturing, and script modification. The re-installation was begun in May 2012 and finished four months later.

Acquarella has received some most welcome publicity.
**http://iwnn.weebly.com/art--music.html 20120828 article by Jillian2000 Quintessa
**The first installation was featured on on Treet.tv, Episode 120.
** An interview by Nazz Lane appeared on August 1, 2011: http://laneslist.blogspot.com/2011/08/preview-of-alizarin-goldflakes.html
**And another by Thirza Ember on October 19, 2011 : http://pingsfromtheafterlife.blogspot.com/

DIGITAL ART: Martha Jane Bradford
Web Site: http://www.marthavista.com/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
MJB Blog: http://marthajanebradford.blogspot.com/

VIRTUAL ART: Alizarin Goldflake (Metaverse avatar of Martha Jane Bradford)
Atelier Alizarin (InWorldz sim)
Blog: http://alizaringoldflake.blogspot.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alizaringoldflake/
YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake
Anza Borrego Oak:
Acquarella:the Fable ( a Chantal Harvey machinima)
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/3/-O9Zh7J40Zo (English narration)
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarinGoldflake#p/u/10/h605uFRIGsY (Chinese narration)
Metemspyche's Garden:
Requiem for Fukushima Daiichi:
Studio Tour:
The Maze:
The Mysterious Forest:
The Winter Bear: