I know I always tell you that the only good movies you have ever made are the ones with me and I mean that.
You might be angry about that but still I want to ask you for a favour. Last week I agreed you send the movie Disappear (Simulator Crossing) to the The Transcending Borders 3D Art & Machinima Challenge from UWA. But now I would ask you to redraw the movie from the contest.
The reason for this is that Jayjay Zifanwe agreed to censor a movie from Nicole X because it contains religious images.
As we all should know religion is a human invention to ease the fear of death and it evolved in the most deadly weapon of mankind and used for centuries as a legitimization to murder other human beings.
When artists are not allowed anymore to make the greatest outrage off all time the subject of their art we have reached censorship in its most fundamentalist appearance so please, dear Glasz, redraw the movie.
Your college you admire so much, your beloved Tutsy could not come up with more than this on my request: Tutsy Navarathna: Je n’ai pas de conseil à recevoir de toi SaveMe. Je ferai ce que j’ai envie de faire. Ton intervention me donne même envie de ne rien faire du tout. Elle est aussi stupide et au même niveau que la censure dont on parle. Je te croyais plus intelligent que ça!
I hope you have more guts.
In case you won’t redraw the movie and you win all the prize money, which is to expect as you have SaveMe Oh as main actress, I want you to donate the money to Amnesty International.
Glasz DeCuir: Hello Jayjay
Asked by SaveMe Oh, -indeed i thought on that possibility, days ago reading Nicolex’ note card sent inword- to take out my machinima “Disappear” based on her live performance and in disagree about any kind of censorship on creative production I ask you to let out of contest our short movie.
Personally i think is sad the only reaction of this theme had been from a jury member, Apmel, not from artists. That talks a lot about SL arts vanity and low trust on arts power between Sl artist and machinimators who seems to look other side always a trouble can infect them.
Sadly I must do the same with the other machinima I sent “Guest Outsider”.
If your entity members review their criteria, and accept Nicolex’ machinima artwork, should be good news for ARTs.
I also asked Iono Allen to redraw his movies, here his answer:
Iono Allen I won’t Save.
I’m trying here to explain (too) briefly why, I am not searching to convince, but I would like that ppl understand my opinion.
I hate censorship, as I showed these days in posting what happend in Paris last week on a great commercial (and I underline the word commercial) event.
But here, for UWA, the context is quite different: it is NOT a commercial event, and all the thing that tries to make Jayjay is to promote SL (and UWA of course), and I know he spent a lot of energy on that.
Therefore, I give him the right to be right or to be wrong, the right to not do the things that I would have done: who am I to tell him what is good or what is bad?
Don’t forget that Jayjay, every year, has to convinced some of the manager teachers and responsibles in UWA, to give funds for the SL UWA sim, and for the organisation of this contest.
So this film by Nicole found him sit between two chairs (as we say here, but I’m sure you get the image).
He had to choose one chair (if he had a choice), and Jayjay KNEW what would happen, and all this fuss: so it’s a courageous decision (in my opinion).