5 July – Mikati

Vaneeesa Blaylock and Mikati Slade in Slade's installation filled with blocks of bright color

LOCATION: Pico Pico LIfe / LEA19
IN PHOTO: Vaneeesa Blaylock & Mikati Slade

At Mikati Slade’s kinetic, interactive, pop art light and color animated installation spectacle, Pico Pico Life at LEA19 (Linden Endowment for the Arts) This installation will be up thru 14 August. It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in the virtual world, be sure to see it!

Pico Pico Life, in Second Life

Mikati Slade’s Blog

Here’s from the notecard at Pico Pico Life:

PICO PICO LIFE by Mikati Slade
– A Japanese POP-ART exhibition at LEA: Linden Endowment for the Arts

– PICO PICO LIFE ( The ground building)
Pico Pico Life (“small life”) is Mikati Slade’s largest ground-based work until now. Many of the problems facing modern societies come from contradictions between the rationalization of modernity and the mostly irrational nature of humanity. A world built on rationality conflicts with us who still believe in our premodern “big stories”–tales of morality, passion, or heroism. The simple game elements and optimism of this artwork is meant to showcase this conflict and encourage a rethink of how we’d like to structure our societies.

– KURU KURU WORLD (The skybox buildings)
The 6 skyboxes is largest work of Mikati Slade’s all artworks until now. It worked at LEA19-SIM and the first exhibited at MiC – Italy Official Museums of Rome Capital. It got around 20,000 visitors with one month.
“Kuru kuru” [Japanese expression used to describe rotation]. Kuru Kuru World is about the cyclical nature of human history and civilization. Different parts of this art exhibit describe the development, destruction, and rebirth of human life and societal systems. The exhibit is built using 8-bit console game pixel graphics, primitive symbols of today’s technology.

[About Mikati Slade]
Digital artist from Japan. Studied classical sculpture and drawing at art university. Work experience includes illustration, 3D CG, and graphic design on print media.

As a virtual public artist my work invites avatar communities to express their identity, explore their culture, and demand their civil rights.

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