Thursday, March 19, 2015

Great Second Life Art Installations: Sparkys by Romy Nayar - What is the Thing Called Color?

Romy Nayar's latest interactive 3D installation at MetaLES is Sparkys,  which he subtitles "What is This Thing Called Color?". This is a delightful installation to visit, and is busy  cartoon town brought to life in three-dimensions. Various moving objects, including trains and balloons, are there to transport visitors who can also just walk and climb up to various levels to see and hear (turn up your sounds) characters engaged in activities such as playing a violin or ordering a bistro lunch.

Most everything is in stark black and white, except for glowing sticks and other objects which introduce vibrant color into the grey townscape. The usage of color is sparse, which heightens its impact. I stopped trying to analyze exactly what was going on here, and simply enjoyed what is a very clever and humorous art installation. I highly recommend you visit.

Sparkys should be available for viewing through mid-May 2015 at the following location:

To see more blog coverage and photography:

Metales Performance:

Honour McMillan's:

Real Virtual (German Language):

To see my coverage of other art installations at MetaLES in prior months:

Moya's Memory  (Patrick Moya) -  February 2015:

Eupalinos Ugajin's Taxy! to the Zircus  (Eupalinos Ugajin) -  November 2014

El Laberinto Perdido  (Romy Nayar): July 2014

Overto Omonto  (Romy Nayar): October 2013:

This animated GIF was made over at from about 15 individual frames.

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