Now open at MetaLES, curated by Romy Nayar and Ux Hax, is Tout est Allumé, a major retrospective of the work of Tutsy Navarathna, one of the premiere time-based media artists working in Second Life. Represented in this substantial exhibition are 16 machinima and 19 "animated pictures" displayed in a remarkable space that is in every way as much of an artistic experience and a delight to the eyes as the works themselves.
"Virtual reality, augmented reality, virtual life, immersive worlds ... These new words describe a part of our future," says Tutsy. "My movies in Second Life try to show how virtuality is part of our reality. The influence it has on our thoughts, our artistic creations, our friendly or romantic relationships. A phenomenon still very young, virtual life has a bright future and like all major revolutions it is worth to see more closely, trying to understand, even flying too close to the sun and burn your wings..."
To navigate through the massive multi-level installation space, simply follow the illuminated lines on the floor; instructions on how to view the artworks are provided at the entrance. The exhibition notecard also provides URLs for the various artworks on Vimeo and Rezatar (and Tutsy has a YouTube channel as well). Tout est Allumé will continue on display through January 1, and visitors should be prepared to make repeated visits to entirely enjoy all it has to offer.