Explore the Artist Cube All the Songs We never Sang by Blue Tsuki. I asked Juliette Surreal D to place it in the Pavilion made by Paul Atreides and Erico Lecker. I decided to begin the book Living in a Coded World by showing his work. I don’t know why, at least not at this time, now I know.
Let me tell you the story. I tell it, starting at the end when I made the final shots for the web pages on 2018-08-08.
I landed on top of the Pavilion, A Bauhaus for Art. I decided on this name, because at the beginning of the project I needed something to show, so artists will understand and become interested to join. Bauhaus is a building style that connects to the clarity of forms.
I was jumping down, turning my view. Of course you notice this is the landset mentioned in the Final Speech of the Grand Opening, when the owl speaks.
I stepped into Blue Tsuki’s Artist Cube. I found the installation as I expected, the way I left it two months ago.
I looked up. I could not believe. I need to fly up to the ceiling.
I gasped. A lost texture, a lost part. I remember the words I heard three days ago. Blue Tsuki lost his partner during the creation of this work. Now months later the ceiling got lost. How can it be? Is it the name of his installation? Does All the Songs We never Sang speak to us? I will not tell him to repair the Artist Cube.
Here the text I posted some month ago when I started to make the book and to introduce the concept by an example. I keep the words as they have been since …
In facebook I found: Blue Tsuki studied painting and printmaking at the University of Michigan. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Maybe Blue Tsuki wants to add a personal message? I happily will copy it.
Here the words Juliette received from Blue Tsuki to be copied in:
“All the Songs We never Sang” is intended as an elegy. It touches on themes of memory and loss using idioms that have become a hallmark of Blue’s work.
Bio: Blue Tsuki is both a virtual world artist/builder and a RL fine artist. He has worked for many years in a variety of mediums. Trained as a painter and printmaker he has a history of experimentation and unique process art-making. He has shown painting, mixed media sculpture installations, unique process photography, interactive electronic music sculpture, traditional graphite drawings and digital prints.
Blue has worked with computers for many years with a concentration on art and design. He has become deeply involved with the potential of virtual worlds as an art medium, pursuing installations and interactive sculptures.
The square pictures show some details.
When you are with your Avatar inside the world then click with your mouse on the blue plate with a hand symbol on it. It will present you the weblink ut6.1biennale.org. This shortlink was assigned to Blue Tsuki — click inworld and you are on this page you are now reading. This way the creator credits are ensured and set in place in the 1Biennale project. A working bridge from the immersive world to a website. The concept of a shortlink via a subdomain provides high flexibility, offers routing and an easy update. Juliette Surreal-D informed each contributor about the procedings and kept contact during the building process.
Technical information: A visitor with some knowledge in opensimulator might find some elements or even a full Artist Cube showing Art Blue or First Prim as the object creator when inspecting a primset in Edit-mode. This has a technical reason. Most times the creator glitch happens when the work was created by a hypergrid Avatar in a non-native grid or needed an import from the Sandbox the artist used to the 1Biennale grid. It makes no sense to explain it here. You may join the workshop that VISIT is offering to understand how the OAR opensimulator database works. Fact is the creator link [the plate] brings up the name of the maker of an Artist Cube and of a Pavilion. You may also check the information in the book Ervare: Living in a Coded World.
Please keep in mind that the book is set under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Same goes for the webpages.