|Particle show by Particle Tom at the Panorama Gallery.|
Yesterday I was editing a photo to put on my other blog exhorting folks to click on a Midnight Mania board over at Brain Circuit (which I never got around to posting) when I looked at the time and said to myself, "Oh, Timo sent me that invite to some particle thingie at the Panorama Gallery! I should go now because it said something about getting there early." And, besides, I love particles!
After it started, I put a notice on Plurk about it, but I don't think anyone paid any attention to it - and it was your loss.
The program by Particle Tom ran for more than an hour with music and spectacular particle effects. Go put on a New Age station and watch a slideshow of this: Ubuntu on Flickr. It won't take up a whole hour. There are only 113 photos. I'd only intended to take a few and the next thing I knew, I had 50. The show starts out "slow" and builds. It really was impressive.
If you get an invitation like this, stop what you're doing - drop everything. Experiences like this don't come along every day.
|It's pure luck that I caught Particle Tom in the center of the circle!|
From the notecard:
PANORAMA GALLERY Presents a Particle Performance:
UBUNTU (I am because we are)
A Performance by Particle Tom
Music provided by DJ Sunshine
Saturday July 13, 2013 @ 2pm SLT
Particle performance is helping me define what are unique art forms within Second Life.
As a computer artist in RL , I entered SL knowing only that it was a virtual reality environment with a
social subtext. What I have discovered for myself is the total joy I experience from
from full immersion as a performer, celebrating in community events in SL.
I have a strong commitment to service work in my RL and use my performances to contribute to the sense of community that we experience in SL. I especially enjoy live events in SL for this reason.
This live performance path that I walk is expressed in the title for this show, “Ubuntu” which loosely translates as “I am because we are.” I honor the the talented artists and scripters who have given me the tools, knowledge and encouragement to go forth and bring us together as I say "For the glory of the light."
During this show, my South African DJ, Sunshine and I have been experiencing another community event, the changes that face South Africa with the declining health of Nelson Mandela. His belief in a vision for Africa seem reflected in some of the songs selected for this performance. I offer our prayers for his health and for the emergence of vision and leadership to guide the South African people when he is gone.
|After the performance and still trailing particles!|