Hypergrid Hoppers visits Vulcanicus Tuesday

Vulcanicus exhibit on Craft World. (Image courtesy Reiner Schneeberger.)

The Hypergrid Hoppers, a club for the explorers of the OpenSim hypergrid, is going to Vulcanicus Tuesday to meet the Gods of Second Life.

The trip will start at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time on the HG Hoppers region on Craft World on Tuesday, March 23. The hypergrid address is craft-world.org:8002:HG Hoppers.

Vulcanicus features art created in Second Life between 2003 and 2013, includes more than 50 artists, and took two years to develop. It is based on an open art repository started by the European Union in 2018 for museums including the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, the home of Rembrandt. The European Union project is still under development, but the OpenSim version is already up and ready to visit.

Vulcanicus exhibit on Craft World. (Image courtesy Reiner Schneeberger.)

Some of the artists represented are no longer active in creating virtual art, and some have departed in real life.

“This is not a photo collection but contains the real 3D art work contributed by the artists,” said Reiner Schneeberger — also known as Art Blue in-world — one of the curators of the exhibit. “A total tour would take over ten hours and so we have had to slice it down into several smaller tours. This first tour will be a scenic experience. It would not be art if it were just a walkaround.”

This first tour will focus on the roller-coaster section, which includes the art works of AM Radio, Yooma Mayo, Nexuno Thespian, Renn Yifu, Fiona Blaylock, AJ Wroth, ChapTer Kronfeld, Cherry Manga, Aley Resident, Bryn Oh, RacerX Gullwing, Reezy Frequency, Navah Dreams, SaveMe Oh, Wizard Gynoid, and Exy Atreides.

“To know where Art will lead us we need to look back to the ancestors,” Schneeberger told Hypergrid Business. “In the future these ancestors might be called the Gods of Immersive Art.

The event will be hosted by Kisma Reidling, also known as Juliette Surreal-D in-world and will also include a visit to the Retrospective Second Life 2006 – 2012 photography exhibit.

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