Monday, June 23, 2014
SL's 11th Birthday: Live Stage on Astonish
The Live Stage has live events only, usually an individual or small group showcasing their talent. It's a completely gorgeous build that does well on a variety of windlights, and the textures are rough and look penciled in - an impressive effect in three dimensions. Aki Shichiroji, the designer, built a sunken stage with an industrial feel; the ramps and steps down have some muted glow and combine with the textures and vents sending steam into the air, the effect is dystopic. The tall pillars backing the build are reminiscent of some of the more interesting skyscrapers that have been built in the last few years, and large tubes move smoothly and mysteriously over the land, their contents unseen.
The stage itself is the most impressive part of the build, though. Standing many ties the size of the avatars which surround it, a masked-faced robot stands with palms outstretched for performers t stand upon. When we came upon the build as a press group, almost everyone focused on those amazing hands, with nails larger than some avatars, and her open, generous palms. The facelessness reinforces the sense of subtle dystopia, though; the robot may be quiescent for the moment, but how long can that last?
In any case, while she remains peaceful, check out the events on hand at the Official Website (live events in Red).
( More pictures here. )
Location: Live Stage on Astonish
Light Settings:TOR, BIG SUN Slips through walls 5
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only