Virtual Shithole Promotion

When I leave my desperate friends alone for a well-deserved holiday in Asia I always return with the lowest of low expectations because during my holidays they are completely out of control. What they do during my absence? They become art whores for the shithole who relies on the free publicity from wannabe artists. Art whores who adore to be exploited for free by the UWA, the University of Western Australia.

The way the UWA works to allure idiots to their grounds is simple and effective. Let idiots put artworks on their grounds, let other idiots film it over and over again and let win Tutsy Navarantha the competition.


Poor Iono Allen danced this time between the primwaste as if anybody wants to see his ugly avatar, Glasz DeCuir shows off all her edit effects she had not used yet and, Secret Rage licks the ass of Jayjay Zifanwe as they are both in the LEA dictatorship and Lampithaler make us wish a powerpoint presentation was the final step in art.

And Tutsy Navarantha? He is just there to collect the prize as was agreed on forhand.

Dear Glasz DeCuir, Transcend Your Borders!

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).

When The SaveMe Circus Came To Town

In my last post you could read how I was banned and ejected from the UWA sim by my friend LaPiscian Liberty, but what really happen?

I received an invitation for a money raising event for children with cleft lips, nothing wrong with the initiative, so I went to have a look.

When I arrived in the megalomaniac stadium of UWA there were 3 people sitting where there was room for a 1000. 2 “artists”, type Josina Burgess and Medora Chevalier with large flexi dresses, Venetian masks and for sure experienced Hippie Aqua Sky Dancers, were ready for the show. But there were some pose balls not in use so as the former wheelchair pole dance queen of SL I decided to help them out for the good cause. I started fire juggling, drove around on a unicycle on a high wire and performed some dangerous back and forward flips what sure would excite a large audience. But as always after 2 minutes came the request to stop and one minute later I was lying bruised on the simfloor.


Now let’s first talk about the place where the event took place. What stupid thinking is the cornerstone of rezzing this kind of megalomaniac stadiums? 1000 people never visit an event as the sim would crash so why build all those seats, with large staircases and enormous roofs for the rains that never fall? Why build seats anyway as everybody who wants to see the performance has to use zoom to see it as we are seated on almost a kilometer distance. Why not build one box with 50 pose balls inside were we can pile up the avatars like sardines in a can and after cover it up with a large invisi prim so we don’t see all the ugliness they are wearing? After they can all use their zoom to see the performance. Event were movies and paintings are shown inside SL should be forbidden anyway as it doesn’t add anything to a virtual world. Paintings are better seen on Flickr for example and movies on YouTube.

Then the performance itself, why should we, when we visit a sim and there is something happening, behave like RL visitors of a theatre or museum? Why shouldn’t we join in, add, contribute, disturb, tease and challenge to come to a shared experience? When we visit YouTube we choose what we want to see but when we visit a virtual event we have to behave as if we are not in our own screen with our own windlight settings, choice of view and rendered or derendered items. Why the silly performers assume that the glued visitors are watching the performance and not doing their tax papers in the mean time, watch the Dutch contribution to the Eurovision song contest or zoom in under the skirts of all the man with female avatars to see if they are wearing underwear?

Let’s finish with the ridiculous money raising events in SL. On the UWA blog you can read that the Mother Teresa’s of UWA raised a shocking 15,699 Linden for the poor children with cleft lips. 57 real dollar raised by some pseudo artists who abuse the sad situation for those children to do some freaky particle and circus show. When they would close their computers and would go collect from every student on UWA 50 cent they would have had a better result.

That’s why I solemnly swear that I will continue to abuse on a large scale any event where we are forced to behave as real life persons. I refuse to accept that my secondlife is becoming a sad infusion of real life and I will continue to challenge everybody to make use of the unique condition secondlife offers us, without kitchens (we don’t cook in SL), without beds (we don’t sleep in SL), without roofs (it doesn’t rain in SL and when it does we don’t get wet) and without art galleries (we don’t need galleries to show art).