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Sunday 30 August 2020

EXTREME, the September 2020 exhibition @ Nitroglobus

Superb poster made by David Silence

'EXTREME' by Poupée Anna-Nana and Nathaniel Jehangir

I am so proud to introduce @ Nitroglobus these two intriguing photographers, who are taking more or less their first leap into the 'SL art world'. Super happy they choose my gallery to show their work.

This shared exhibition is about deep and extreme feelings of endured trauma, madness, anger and love. No doubt it will touch you as it did me.

Igor Ballyhoo donated his work 'Dead Forest', which never was exhibited before and fits perfectly with the theme/images of the exhibition, as does Nitro's sculpture 'My best profile'.

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Description of the exhibition by the artists:

Each of us has deep-rooted extreme feelings, often based in traumatic experience, that can be hard to control. We often aren't even aware of these feelings.

Sometimes these feelings make us move around in circles, influencing our relationships with others and our own self-awareness. It's only through self-awareness that we are able to see and free ourselves from these feelings, that we can step out of the 'circle'.

We present these extreme feelings here in our images, each of us in our own way. We are two distinct artists, two different views and ways of interpreting the same themes.

We limit the description of this exhibition to what you find here. You are left with only the essentials. You, the viewer of this art, must find room in your imagination to find meaning in each piece. We will not block that with a lot of words.
Nathaniel Jehangir & Poupée Anna-Nana

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Opening: Tuesday 1 September
Time: 12 pm SLT (= 21 hrs Amsterdam time)
Music by JadeYu Fhang

some of Anna's works & Nitro's  'My best profile' sculpture

some of Nathan's works & Igor's 'Dead Forest' scullpture

Thursday 6 August 2020


Wow, lovely sim, designed by Terry Fotherington, senographer. You can receive rezz rights when  you join the [valium] group.
A visit to Boulder feels like a holiday. All are welcome. 
Here's your taxi to Boulder.

Thanks Ed for the LM! 
Some snapshots I made:

AND there is a Boulder Photo Competition with cool prizes.

'Claustrophobia' by Mareea Farrasco @ Nitroglobus

poster made by David Silence, based on an image of Mareea.


I am glad Mareea said yes when I asked her to exhibit at Nitroglobus and challenged her to show another side of herself, meaning out of her comfort zone i.e. her beautiful landscape images. She choose claustrophobia as the theme for her exhibition.

First thing that comes up when I think of claustrophobia is an experience I had many years ago when being in a cave deep under ground level, warm, humid and not able to stand up, arghhh panic the feeling caught me suddenly that I might never be able to get out and see the sky again.

So many different situations will give us the feeling of being confined, however, Mareea choose the topic with something else in mind.

Mareea also 'dressed' the gallery, which she did in her own impeccable way.

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Mareea's description of the exhibition:

A form of anxiety, disorder; claustrophobia is defined as an irrational fear of small, confined spaces. The feeling of being trapped, with no way to escape, can lead to panic attacks. Approximately 10% of the population is affected by this mental disorder.
Why I have chosen claustrophobia as theme for this exhibition? Because we live, these days, in a confined, pandemic universe of our own, and we are all more or less “claustrophobic”, even without suffering from this disorder in our normal, healthy lives.

This exhibition is my metaphoric way to express those feelings, trying to rationalize them, in order to make them endurable.

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To watch/read: 
Oema made a cool short Youtube video about the exhibition.  

Inara Pey wrote a great thorough analysis (as usual) in her blog 'Living in a Modem world'.

some gallery overview images:

The opening party was Monday 3 August with tunes by DJ Ferdy and particles by Venus Adored. Many visited and I made lots of images. Lemme show you a few here: 

the main players on Monday, 3rd August: from top left clock wise Mareea, DJ Ferdy, Venus and moi.