The project tells the tale of Volund, a nordic and elf, a symbol following Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces. Volund undergoes many persona changes during his travels in which he encounters several others that shape and transform him as he enters 12 stages along his journey.
You participate in the journey by becoming Volund. An avatar is given to you in 12 stages, complete with posting animation. You interact with 12 gorgeous levels of the art installation, which have golden themes, then blue themes as you descend to different levels of the exhibit by walking long ramps or flying to different levels, and finally elevate back to the higher golden sun-drenched level. You are a winged avatar with spears and weapons at the end of the journey. You can see Ryce transformed into the winged avatar in the last slide shown below
This is a must-see art installation and highly recommended for a visit.
Transit Starting Point
To see my recent review and photography of the main Alphatribe sim:
To find out more about the exhibit:
To see the Alphatribe collection on the SL Marketplace:
To see a great collection of Alphatribe photographs on Tumblr:
|Ryce transformed into Volund (on the right) in the entrance to the exhibit|