SPLASH the GOUACHE: An Emotional Journey Between Worlds and Media at Manoji’s Exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery

SPLASH the GOUACHE: An Emotional Journey Between Worlds and Media at Manoji’s Exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery

Entering the Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery in the Annex Room, the historic gallery curated by Dido Haas immerses you in an artistic experience that transcends the digital to touch the strings of the soul. The exhibition “SPLASH the GOUACHE” by Manoji, known in Second Life as Onceagain, represents a meeting point between virtual and real art, combining photographs taken in SL, post-production software, and manual touches on watercolor paper.

Manoji’s Art: A Fusion of Reality and Virtuality

Manoji, a self-taught artist with an innate passion for art, tells us a story of perseverance and dreams nurtured despite adversities. Her biography reveals a deep desire to attend an art school, a dream hindered by her family but never abandoned. Today, Manoji experiments with pencils and watercolors in real life, blending tradition with modern digital techniques.

When Dido Haas invited her to exhibit in her gallery, Manoji seized the opportunity to create a bridge between the digital world of Second Life and the tangibility of traditional art. She took photographs of her avatar in SL, processed them with drawing software, and then printed them on watercolor paper, enriching them with manual touches. This process, which combines three different media – SL, software, and real life – results in artworks that can not only be seen but almost felt.

A Visual Journey Through the Works

The works displayed in “SPLASH the GOUACHE” are an explosion of colors and emotions. Manoji’s palette plays with shades, creating a dialogue between color and the forms that emerge from the paper. The digital images, skillfully and carefully transformed, take on new life through the texture and depth of the paper medium. Each work is an invitation to explore the subtle boundary between the virtual and the real, a boundary that Manoji navigates with mastery and sensitivity.

The attached image, for example, represents a fascinating mix of red and black, with a female figure emerging almost like an apparition among the color stains. There is an ethereal and dreamlike quality to these works, reflecting the duality of their creation: a dream lived through a screen that takes tangible form in reality.

My Reflections

Manoji’s ability to experiment and combine different techniques is what makes this exhibition so special. It is not just a display of digital art or traditional painting, but an emotional journey that involves the viewer in a dance between different worlds. The works are intimate, reflecting not only the artist’s technique but also her soul. Manoji does not just show what she has created; she invites us to feel what she has experienced in the creation process.

Conclusion

“SPLASH the GOUACHE” is more than an exhibition; it is a sensory experience that reminds us of the transformative power of art. Manoji, with her dedication and talent, shows us how dreams can become reality through determination and passion. This show at the Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery is not only a celebration of art but a celebration of Manoji’s personal journey, a journey that inspires us to see the world with new eyes and to believe in the power of creativity.

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Our stage will be graced by the stunning and talented Lure Burlesque Dancers, each one a master of their craft. Led by the visionary Anu Papp, Founder and Artistic Creator of Muse Dance Co., these performers will transport you to a world where every movement tells a story, and every glance speaks volumes.


Anu Papp, a name synonymous with elegance and innovation in the burlesque world, brings her unparalleled expertise to this event. As the driving force behind Muse Dance Co., Anu has curated a troupe of dancers who embody the essence of burlesque. Their performances are a testament to the art form’s rich history, blending classic allure with contemporary flair.


From the moment the music take over, you will be entranced by a series of performances designed to captivate and inspire. Each act is a carefully crafted piece of art, showcasing not only the dancers’ technical prowess but also their ability to connect with the audience on an emotional level. Expect a night of sultry routines, dazzling costumes, and an atmosphere that radiates charm and sophistication.


In a world where the ordinary often overshadows the extraordinary, the Lure Burlesque Club invites you to rediscover the magic of performance art. Close your eyes, let the enchantment unfold, and be part of an unforgettable night.

Embrace the allure. Celebrate the art. Join us at Lure Burlesque Club.

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On June 16th at 9 AM SLT, the stage will once again be set aglow as Muse Dance Co. graces the virtual world with an enchanting encore performance of “Mummers Dance.”


For those who missed the spellbinding performance at Fantasy Faire, this is your chance to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of Celtic magic. Led by the visionary choreographer Anu Papp, Muse Dance Co. invites you to join them on a journey through the ancient lands of the Celts.

About “Mummers Dance”
“Mummers Dance” is not just a performance; it’s an exquisite time-traveling experience that transports audiences to the heart of Celtic folklore and tradition. With every graceful movement and haunting melody, you’ll find yourself swept away on a journey of wonder and awe.

Why Attend?

Exquisite Artistry: Witness the meticulous choreography and artistic vision of Anu Papp as she brings the essence of Celtic culture to life on stage.


Immersive Experience:
Lose yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Muse Dance Co. Theater, where every detail is designed to transport you to another world.


Community Connection: Join fellow enthusiasts and patrons of the arts in celebrating the beauty and richness of Celtic heritage.


Unforgettable Moments: Whether you’re a seasoned fan or experiencing Muse Dance Co. for the first time, this encore performance promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you yearning for more.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness the magic of “Mummers Dance” once again. Mark your calendars and prepare to be spellbound by the mesmerizing artistry of Muse Dance Co.

Choreographer & Artistic Creator: Anu Papp

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Immersed within the virtual cosmos of Second Life, Selen Minotaur‘s latest art installation, “The First Day,” beckons the intrepid art enthusiast to the Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery. This renowned space, curated by the talented Dido Haas, serves as the perfect backdrop for an exhibition that delves deep into the human psyche, exploring the tempestuous emotions surrounding change and new beginnings.

Upon entering the gallery, one is immediately enveloped by the surreal imagery that Selen Minotaur has masterfully crafted. Each piece is a window into a world where the familiar is distorted, reflecting the complex theme of the first day following a life-altering decision. The artwork conjures a landscape of dreams, where the line between fantasy and reality blurs, creating a disconcerting yet captivating experience.

Selen Minotaur’s oeuvre is not just a display of arresting visual art; it is a narrative about the human condition. The artist’s statement resonates throughout the gallery, where visitors are confronted with the duality of hope and dread that accompanies the unknown. The artist challenges the audience to question the often-romanticized concept of “The first day of the rest of your life,” suggesting that this day might not be as promising as the adage suggests. Instead, it could be a mere continuation of the past or, even more unsettling, a descent into a nightmare.

Each piece in the exhibition serves as a testament to the fears, beliefs, and fantasies that cloud our judgment when faced with the enigmatic future. Yet, it is not just a showcase of trepidation; it is also a tribute to the courage required to confront these emotions, to mobilize, and ultimately to take that first step forward into the unknown.

What sets “The First Day” apart is its authenticity, as Selen Minotaur proudly proclaims the exhibit to be “Guaranteed AI-free.” In an era where the line between artificial and genuine creativity is increasingly blurred, this human touch adds an invaluable layer of connection and depth to the installation.

As visitors drift through the gallery, absorbed in the haunting yet beautiful world that Selen Minotaur has created, they are left with a lingering sense of introspection. “The First Day” does not just present art; it initiates a dialogue with its audience about the very essence of change and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty. It is a profound exploration that will remain etched in the minds of its viewers long after they have left the confines of the Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery.

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Selen Minotaur’s First Day: A Journey Through Art in Second Life

Time: June 18, 2024 @ 1:45 pm – June 18, 2024 @ 1:45 pm

Immersed within the virtual cosmos of Second Life, Selen Minotaur's latest art installation, "The First Day," beckons the intrepid art enthusiast to the Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery. This renowned space, […]

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As visitors arrive at the landing point of “Alone,” they are greeted with an invitation to immerse themselves fully in Sheldon’s vision. To do so, they must accept the experience, allowing them to interact with the installation in a way that is both seamless and intuitive. Furthermore, they are encouraged to modify their graphics settings to utilize the advanced lighting model, ensuring the visual elements are as impactful as Sheldon intended.

The experience is not just a visual journey but a literary one as well. Sheldon has woven Poe’s haunting verses and themes throughout the installation. A specially created HUD accompanies visitors, guiding them through the virtual space and enriching their exploration with quotes and references to Poe’s masterful works. It’s an interactive narrative that invites reflection on the dark romanticism that Poe’s literature encapsulates.

“Alone” is dedicated by Sheldon Bergman to Angelika Corral. For several years, Sheldon and Angelika have been a dynamic duo in the virtual art world, previously spearheading the renowned DaphneArts gallery project. Through numerous installations, they have pushed the boundaries of digital art, and “Alone” is no exception. This installation is not just a new addition to Sheldon’s portfolio but a tribute to the creative synergy he shares with Angelika.

Visitors to “Alone” will find themselves wandering through a meticulously crafted landscape that is both eerie and beautiful. It is an artistic experience that transcends the conventional, inviting contemplation on the profound solitude and introspective themes present in Poe’s poetry and prose. Sheldon Bergman’s “Alone” stands as a profound digital homage to the rich, melancholic world of Edgar Allan Poe, and a celebration of an artistic partnership that continues to innovate and inspire within the boundless possibilities of Second Life.


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“Absurdism”


On Saturday, May 11, at 12 SLT, in the Kondor Art Theater, will take place a special cultural event, inspired on the play “Waiting For Godot”, by Samuel Beckett. Curated by the visionary Hermes Kondor, this event promises a captivating fusion of art, theater, and music that will leave you spellbound.


Step into the surreal world of “Absurdism” as we pay homage to the profound insights of Samuel Beckett. “Waiting for Godot,” a seminal work of existential literature, serves as our guiding light through the labyrinth of human existence.

Immerse yourself in the visual poetry of Scylla Rhiadra’s evocative photographs, capturing the essence of existential angst and the beauty of life’s absurdities.

Witness the existential journey unfold before your eyes as Bajoy and Scout breathe life into Beckett’s iconic characters, Vladimir and Estragon, in a mesmerizing theatrical performance that transcends time and space.

Let loose and groove to the rhythmic beats spun by DJ Aeleen Thomsen as we celebrate the triumph of the human spirit amidst the absurdity of existence.

Delve into the rich tapestry of Samuel Beckett‘s literary legacy as we journey through the enigmatic landscape of “Waiting for Godot.” Within the confines of Beckett’s minimalist prose lies a world of profound existential questions, inviting us to peel back the layers of meaning and confront the complexities of our existence.

Reflect on the profound symbolism of waiting woven intricately into the fabric of “Waiting for Godot.” As we immerse ourselves in the barren landscape inhabited by Vladimir and Estragon, we confront the universal human condition of uncertainty and the relentless pursuit of meaning in a world shrouded in ambiguity.

Explore the cyclical nature of existence depicted in Beckett’s masterpiece, where time seems to stand still as we grapple with life’s inherent paradoxes. In the endless cycle of waiting, we confront the absurdity of our own existence and the elusive quest for significance amidst the chaos of everyday life.

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and intellectual exploration as we navigate the labyrinth of “Absurdism” together. Unravel the mysteries of existence, confront the absurdities of life, and emerge enlightened by the timeless wisdom of Samuel Beckett’s profound masterpiece.

About Samuel Beckett and “Waiting For Godot”:


Samuel Beckett, an Irish playwright, novelist, and poet, is renowned for his existential themes and minimalist style. One of his most famous works, “Waiting for Godot,” exemplifies his unique approach to theatre and explores profound existential questions.

Published in 1952 and premiered in 1953, “Waiting for Godot” is a profound exploration of the human condition, often interpreted as an allegory of existentialist philosophy. Set against the backdrop of a barren landscape with only a tree and two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, the play unfolds as they await the arrival of someone named Godot, who never arrives. As they wait, they engage in seemingly mundane conversations and activities, punctuated by moments of absurdity and dark humor.

At its core, “Waiting for Godot” delves into themes of absurdity, uncertainty, and the search for meaning in a seemingly meaningless world. Beckett’s minimalist approach strips away the distractions of conventional plot and setting, focusing instead on the essence of human experience. The characters’ struggles with boredom, despair, and the passage of time resonate with audiences who grapple with similar existential dilemmas.

The character of Godot himself remains elusive and ambiguous, symbolizing various interpretations ranging from religious figures to representations of hope, meaning, or the unknown. The play invites audiences to ponder their own interpretations and question the nature of faith, hope, and existence.

Beckett’s play challenges conventional narrative structures and rejects traditional notions of plot progression and character development. Through its enigmatic dialogue, stark setting, and profound themes, “Waiting for Godot” challenges audiences to confront the fundamental questions of human existence and the search for meaning in a world that often appears devoid of it.

The ambiguity surrounding the identity and significance of Godot allows for multiple interpretations. Some view Godot as a symbol of hope or salvation, while others see him as representing an absent authority figure or the illusory pursuit of meaning.

“Waiting for Godot” stands as a masterpiece of 20th-century literature, challenging audiences to confront the absurdity of existence and the search for meaning in an uncertain world. Beckett’s play continues to captivate audiences and provoke thought-provoking discussions about the human condition.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the essence of “Absurdism” and experience the transformative power of art, theater, and music. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 11th, at 12 PM SLT and join us at The Kondor Art Theater for an event that transcends the boundaries of space and time.

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