Do you know there is a whole world,
in books, newspapers, articles, drawings and paper-all ...
romy NayarIt was Saturday night, and time to become a Papermakis spy.
The Papermakis are shy, party-loving paper-based creations by romy Nayar, a Paris-based artist. Her partner Ux Hax helped with the scripting. You may remember Ux from last year's Barcelona/Buenas Aires event Geometry of Sound with Maria Grot. The install is still up on another part of this hugely popular, Lady-friendly MetaLES sim,co-owned by Ux and Lanjran Choche, specializing in performance and interactive art by women. Here's the group's blog, with lots of machinima - don't miss romy's own blog too, or the group's install Nanobosque, made for the cancer-battling Istituto Catalan de Nanotecnologia.
Thanks to the magic of SL, now we mere avatars can be
a part of their newsprint world. They live on oxygen, like us, and like us, each one has only a part of the story to tell, a letter at a time; they need each other to make sense of the world, and they are shaped by the things they read. They are easily scared, the note says, and when they get the wind up, they tend to turn into animals. Plus, they can jump like fleas, but they can't fly, and we can all relate to that, right?
It took a minute or two to get oriented, when I finally managed to TP in - the sim was full, but no whiff of lag, really, just a little blurriness my end, prolly brought on by excessive intake of mountain air and general Italian naughtiness *draws veil*.
The opening party was a blast, with talented DJ Morlita Quan spinning the discs, and the Ladies of Spain dancing their hearts out.
MetaLES. Go softly, don't scare them - and I hope you dance!