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Tuesday, 18 January 2022

MINDSCAPES by Moki Yuitza


poster made by David Silence based on an image of Moki

January 2022: I am proud and happy to present MINDSCAPES by Moki Yuitza; an overwhelming installation of shapes and light @ Nitroglobus.
This first exhibition/installation of the year is a complete metamorphosis of the gallery: it's Mokiglobus now instead of Nitroglobus.
The official opening party took place on Monday, 10 January with great music by DJ Jill Agresti. Yeah I know I am late with blogging, my apologies. 

Description of the installation MINDSCAPES by Moki:

'SL is a virtual world in which everything is possible .... space is a mathematical/mental construction in which anything can be realized ... as long as we can conceive it.
When I was young, I loved building everything that popped into my head with colored bricks, and here in SL I used the same basic bricks which were available to give substance to my mental spaces.
Landscapes, formed just with simple prims, in which we, the avatars, move around and to which the avatars give body and dimension.
One is meaningless without the other'.

Moki has been in second life for over 13 years. She is a renowned SL artist who showed her talents and creativity in many very different types of installations and exhibitions over the past years. 
Moki, who is an architect in RL wrote that in this metaverse she found the possibility to realize her idea of space and her architectural fantasy, as well as to share this with other people.


image by Inara Pey

Inara Pey wrote an awesome article 'Moki's Mindscapes at Nitroglobus in second Life' in het blog 'Living in a Modemworld.

'Mindscapes can be very broadly split into two parts. On, over, and under the transparent floor is the 3D element: prims ranging from the relatively small to the extremely large, some apparently jumbled together, others arranged to form patterns and objects or stacked into columns. Around the walls, meanwhile, is a series of 2D images by Moki, presented in the traditional large format used at Nitroglobus.

The latter most clearly offer a visual representation of our avatar-based relationship with prims. Offered as primarily black-and-while / monochrome pieces, the 2D elements used the shapes and forms present within several of the 3D pieces within the gallery to present intriguing landscapes, rooms and situations from the seemingly simple – giant pyramids being looked upon by a couple of avatars -, through to almost alien landscapes filled with what might be giant spores or pollen, or spaces that seem to comprise random shards of light and dark through which two tiny avatars dance.'


image by Frank Atisso

Frank Artisso, back from a short leave, also wrote a great review  'Mindscapes: An Installation by Moki Yuitza' in his blog ART KORNER.

Frank wrote:
'the latest exhibition at the gallery is unlike any we have ever seen before because it involves a complete overhaul of the gallery and incorporates both 2D and 3D art to create an installation that will completely leave any visitor fascinated.'

image by Frank Atisso

'These “mindscapes” formed with simple prims are enhanced by the use of lights, colors and even shadows to create something truly beautiful. They are given a body and dimension by us, the avatars that move through the installation.

Moki’s 2D art, which hangs on the walls of the Nitroglobus Gallery, is largely composed of minimalist photographs of these mindscapes and a couple of avatars interacting with them, as one is often meaningless without the other. It is this interaction of humans with the environment around that lends meaning to the image.'


image by Diomita Maurer

The first to publish a review about Moki's installation/exhibition was Diomita, who wrote in her blog The Maurers: Art in Second Life 2022 (4) Mindscapes by Moki Yuitza.

'For the exhibtion MNDSCAPES a lot of the decoration elements, the coloured spheres, cubs, pyramides and others are also under the floor of the gallery, hence you are literally surrounded by Moki’s coloured bricks.

Some pictures build pairs, one showing a couple in front of or surrounded by the different bricks that form a structured building or geometrial form, in the correspondent picture Moki placed the couple or only their hands in the foreground and the structure(s) in the background. What you see or perceive is all a question of the perspective or of your standpoint. As intended one can loose oneself into the structured mindspace – mind escape – mindscape. Quite fascinating and artful!'

My sincere thanks to all the reviewers!


OPENING PARTY on 10 January 2022:

Main players at the opening party. From top to bottom: Moki Yuitza, DJ Jill Agresti and hEIN (also a DJ, but this time helping out by replacing  Venus and shooting some particles).
Of course I couldn't resist to make many more images. 
Will show some here:

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