Tuesday, May 27, 2014
MIC - Imagin@rium: No Signal
I've been to Imagin@rium a few different times to enjoy the work often curated there, and No Signal, created by Nessuno Myoo, is the newest seaside creation. Placed over water, which gives one near infinite play room with reflections, even if you sometimes have to dodge photographing the enormous island complex nearby. His introduction, gotten by clicking the board near the landing point, directs one to a mystery hidden within the tower in some manner. I did a lot of exploring and poking around and found a couple of curved papers, one out in the open saying "loser" and the other hidden saying "96326464". I have no idea what they mean, to be honest, and I enjoyed photographing the tower against the vivid blue sky I had found in Torley's many offerings so it was difficult to think about mysteries and enigmas. If anyone has any insight or information I missed, I would - of course - love to hear about it. I love mysteries, but sometimes I can be a little oblivious.
The design itself is lovely - all broken machinery and unusual creaking sounds. I especially love the figure at the very top, trying to capture his hat as it flew away. It seems like he has a hole in his heart, for all he is a robot and not a living creature. The whole design has a melancholy air - even the name of it, "No Signal", is reminiscent of lost chances, distant relationships, and rusty pasts. The texturing and build is lovely and broken down, worn in a way nothing has to be in Second Life - which is part of what makes it so striking. Unlike offline, online it takes an enormous amount of effort to make things old, stained, and rusting, and so it catches the attention the way something shiny and uniform never can.
( More pictures here. )
Location: No Signal
Light Settings: TOR, DUSK Blue Hour
Water Settings: mirror water
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only