The First Digital Biennale is complete, soon it is history. A history of Digital Art that has it all. Quite many have forgotten the beginnings. In facebook times only the present counts. Where do you check in, what cool places you have in mind to visit?
I say, “A history that has it all. Let us remember the dream …”
I asked WizardOz Chrome, “Let us Touch Reality.”
The Pharaohs knew what history means. A work needs a monument, immovable, made in concrete, made in stone. In digital times history is fluid. The task has been to create one that everyone can carry.
This is the book, there is the story inside. Living in a Coded World.
The First Award for Immersive Digital Award, THE LONG-LEGGED MASKITT, have been given at Santorini Biennale IMMERSIVIA 2018.
“Art Blue donated at the Grand Finale of 1Biennale, which was also the Grand Opening of IMMERSIVIA, in total personally four awards to artists in whom he sees not only a great contribution made to 1Biennale — because then everyone would have deserved an award. He cherishes by doing so also their contribution to the past, the present and the future of opensimulator worlds. WizardOz Chrome was honoured for the machinima TOUCHING REALITY but also for over six years of continually supporting the virtual art community in SL and opensim. Art Eames for re-creating the H.W. Franke’s 2-dimensional MONDRIAN machine from 1979 in a Pavilion but also for the coding, developing and administration of the servers for over eight years. SecondHand Tutti for re-inventing the 15-year old basic prim elements in TEA TIME WITH TUTTI and there for extending the virtual world by creating Nomi as a lifeform inside the tea cups looking to the outer sphere so creating a form of Active Reality for kids which is btw. the core focus of the institution VISIT e.V. running 1Biennale. Venus Adored for bringing particles and Advanced Light effects in her Pavilion EYE and Artist Cube MAGIC together in motion and for donating her shows in opensimulator to create an interactive user reality experience.
The main Long-Legged Maskitt Award for the Best Pavilion have been given by public voting to Hyde Hackl for DODECA PHONETICS ECO. For the Best Artist Cube the voting for the Maskitt Award went to Rory Torrance for THE SPACE BETWEEN THE WORLD.
The creator of the award statue, Bryn Oh, was exempt from the vote. Also some of artists did not opt for being set on vote. They preferred to keep their identity anonymous.”
Public voting has ended on October 30, 2018.
All artwork, all the data files are conserved, copies handed over to the contributing artists. The data will be shared to museums. Right now there is a way to explore the contributions live on demand “in the grid”. Join the Hypergrid Hoppers on facebook or inworld to fetch the timetable and to get an invitation to join a living history tour.
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1Biennale moves on. There will be more publications, showing the connections, the impacts of this kind of art for the future.
In 2020 there will be a new theme to come: A LIVING DOOR. Applications are possible after November 3rd.