Starts with a Photograph, a set of images I created over the past few years. There are a few that I took on my walk to Minneapolis Community Technical College.
Some of you know that I am recreating this blog, so people have seen some of the images, but there are new ones, too. I hope you enjoy it.
While working this month on my Labyrinthine/Labyrinth in Second Life, I discovered Jorge Luis Borges, an author, poet, and philosopher (1899 – 1986) born in Argentina. I used a quote from him in my last post. He wrote a short story that I am still digesting, a short story he wrote. The Library of Babel was published in the book The Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges.
I read the first few words and was hooked to read more of this man’s works.
The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings. From any of the hexagons one can see, interminably, the upper and lower floors. The distribution of the galleries is invariable.
~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel, 1941
I termed the first party or opening a quiet opening the first hour of silence… Voice and music were turned off for the parcel; the only sounds were the chimes of Tibet chimes being rung as avatars walked through the hallways. During the second hour, DJ Sheperd played music that was both peaceful and still provided the installation’s visitors with a musical journey in the center dome. It attracted a small crowd. Quiet is not one of Second Life’s suits. I did enjoy sharing it with my visitors and friends.
The Labyrinthine/Labyrinth second opening party was held on November 22, 2023
This was a well-attended party and celebration DJ Tomtom, from Köln, Germany. Second Life is a global community. The music was great and everyone had fun.
I am planning a Zoom tour soon. I will be announcing soon.
A paradox is a statement, proposition, or situation that seems illogical, absurd, or self-contradictory. However, upon further scrutiny, it may be logical or true, or at least contain an element of truth.
The purpose of a paradox is to arrest attention and provoke fresh thought.
Here is an examples of paradox: Less is More.
~ Generated by Google’s AI
Love that quote, especially when Milton Glaser, a graphic designer, said, “Less is not necessarily more”.He also said, “Just enough is more”.
Not open, but soon, and happy for visitors to come and preview what I am doing … Party soon. I found this to be a more significant project than I figured. I am learning a lot thanks to the Second Life Endowment for the Arts grant. Second Life remains one of the most open creative spaces on the web. Do art with people from all over the world. Explore art created by people down under or on the other side of the world.
Bill Hendricks / Tap Quentin