JadeYu Fhang: Roots & War

Let me begin the story ‘at the end’ so you see the result. In case you want to see ‘how it all begun’ then you may move to VULCANICUS where JadeYu Fhang became a contributor in 2013.

Roots and War

On January 30, 2014 the 2nd grand opening happend at RIFT HORIZION. The 1st one was on January 21. I call it a pre-opening as JadeYu got influenza on this day. Thats why you find two dates of the opening. Let´s have a look on the 1st opening by an iReport published at cnn_logo_small. The iReport begins with: „A kingdom for a skull“, said Ervare, the curator to the artist JadeYu Fhang as she told him that the skull of the woman on the horse is made in mesh. The skull therefore can be seen only by a mesh supporting 3D viewer proper. “Mesh is forbidden by the Prim Gods of Egypt” he added. The artist assumed it was said lightly by Ervare, means the one knowing in Afrikaans. “Ervare, I like your humor”, JadeYu mentioned. ”

This introduction brings us to some core aspects on the 2nd opening as well on the concept of an 3D art conservation. The idea to keep be roots of Digial 3D art alive over time is outlined in VULCANICUS, so let´s skip this aspect here.

I spoke about ‘the core’. The core of the artwork. Of Roots and War by JadeYu Fhang. The core of Roots, the core of War. The core of JadeYu Fhang. The core of all her installations. She came as an refuge from Algeria in the 60th to France. There is no need to continue for the one ‘seeing art’. So I decided to make a simple plate that I have stolen from my primary source ‘Science in Fiction’. In other words: I combine Art, Technology and Future. The impacts I see.


There is another posting [ ‘Got Ruth‘ ] in cnn_logo_small about the technology flaws in using  ‘a current simulator’. The question ‘do we all live in a simulator’ is allways present for me. Digital Art in 3D and ‘user created content’ is still at the beginning. ‘Virtualization is not only a trend‘ I named one of my art talks at IPAC.

A ‘second world’ comes in many faces: 2 globes in Roots and War, 2 heads in the ‘mother´s body’ in Roots and War, 2 sources [in IT manufacturing and in military]. ‘2’ means a second way, a backup, a second life – ‘A Second Life for Art‘ is the title the curator Dr. Raphael Vella set in 2009 in his introduction on my art project ‘I in 3D’ at the University of Malta.

Therefore I decided to use my Avatar Art Blue playing the character Zaphod Beeblebrox to perform a short play at the 2nd grand opening of Roots and War – combined with some 2nd-technology never shown before in art. The show was a success, a big one. Luckily the servers worked well and the visitors have been patient. I have to mention that all this doing happens without any support by ‘the industry’ or by a reasonable budget. It is all voluntary work that is brougt in. Some entities [museum, art foundation, training institute] support it by ‘good will’. Not bad at all, but in case we had more resources it would be not so ‘experimental‘ cnn_logo_small…. maybe then less fun …

Nevertheless the same technology of opensimulator we use is now a target in military. There is even a project, called MOSES, within the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s SFC Paul Ray Smith, Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC),  located in Orlando. You find this all ‘worked in’ in the short play ‘TRATEOTU – When Phantom gets REAL‘. I re-created the billionaire SR Hadden for this purpose. Hopefully there will be a time when such a SR Hadden is stepping in to support the Roots of Digital Art.

But now let´s have a look at the installation Roots and War by pictures taken by screen artist WizardOz Chrome. I suggest you look at Wizardoz in facebook as she expands her archive daily. She is a true fellower in Digtial Art conservation by stills and also some videos she makes out of them.


The very next step shall be you visit Roots and War live at grid Metropolis: MAKE BELIEVE …

The Cathedral of Fractals

A singularity happend on November 28, 2013 at RIFT HORIZON in SL – sim Claressa. It was also a sort of an announcement of the first ‘dual world‘ opening coming soon. The dual world opening itself happened on January 6th, 2014 in SL and grid Metropolis. See iReport Technology Rift: Genesis in 3D in Art ‘Hall of Fractals – Cathedral Dreamer’ on cnn_logo_small


The singularity was witnessed by: Art Eames, Artefice Maximus, Aurora Mycano, Bryn Oh, ChapTer Kronfeld,  過剰, Gem Preiz, Kai, Met Knelstrom, Navah Alphaville, Obscurusart, Quan Lavender, Sina Souza, Seo, Tattoo Lane, Venus Rosen, Walt Ireton, Wizardoz Chrome.
Many thanks to all of you for joining by Art Blue and ‘The Shoulder Beetle’, Neo Gurgelwasser and ‘The daVinci Machine’, RaymondKurzweil and ‘The Graviton Boots’

And here comes the link to the script of the play http://is.gd/rifthorizon_tcof and to the website of Gem Preiz in VULCANICUS.

Wizardoz Chrome made a nice movie out of a slide show.


The next and final step was done as an extention of VULCANICUS. The installation, called The Cathedral Dreamer is now a permanent part of RIFT HORIZON.


How to find ‘The Restaurant At The End Of the Universe’? It is not so easy as you have to pass some tests. Your brain has to be outstanding, facing the highest levels of complexity and you have to be fearless. Many failed, too many. So we took much efford that even a brainless coward can make it. And the best: you can leave all flesh behind. Follow Art Blue playing Zaphod Beeblebrox, a blue skeleton – as ‘it´s all experimental‘ – on January 30 , 2014 – the grand opening of T.R.A.T.E.O.T.U. …

… but before I talk you do death. You might be here as you already passed all the tests and now you want to have party there?

This  you shall get on display when clicking on the ‘food rezzer’:


Just read what the box tells and write in local chat:

/42TRATEOTUtable – and you get the tables and chairs

/42TRATEOTUtea – you get a nice afternoon tea setting

In case you want to experience the setting of the grand opening of ‘Roots and War‘, which comes best when you have read the dialogue with the part of SR Hadden entering the scene, then in addition add

/42TRATEOTUraw – this moves the setting into year 2035 and shows MOSES is still working as predicted in the ‘The Artefact‘ [published in r_e_z January 2014 in English and in Telepolis January 2013 in German] . The veterans of Phoenix FIRESTORM, one of the best viewers for opensimulator, have a meeting there with the actual developers team. SR Hadden is the sponsor of this all …

The restaurant will de-rezz after 20 minutes or by /42remove

Enjoy party.

And here comes the 3rd part of the play TRATEOTU or ‘How phantom gets REAL’

SR Hadden enters the scene …

SR Hadden: wow. This is Roots and War! … The famous installation of JadeYu Fhang of 2013? The first domes ever brought into the open worlds? I want to rent it for our Firestorm meeting. The new robust viewer for Opensim – made for fighters. Art or military – where is the difference? Don’t we live all in a simulator? Do we not all fight hard? *laughs* Roots and War! Fits to the bones Art, doesn’t it?

Art Blue [playing Zaphod Beeblebrox as a skeleton]: to the bones? MY bones need flesh!

SR Hadden: Let´s make a deal. You have second head, so you understand that I need a second source for my meetings – unnoticed from spies on earth.

Art Blue nods and mumbles: All robust systems need a backup 

SR Hadden: Yes! And I will sponsor a restaurant at this place at the end of this universe, indeed it´s a different one! No LIMIT it shall be called! I have brought my engineers with me. They are already moving up by The Lifter. Here is you cheque.

[ end of T.R.A.T.E.O.T.U. – The Restaurant at the end of the universe – and the restaurant appeared in Roots and War mode: ‘raw’ ]

Here are some pictures of ‘The Lifter‘ as it was used in ‘the real play’. The Lifter was made for opensim by Exy, a well known steampunk artist. You find the Lifter at the bottom, the entrance to ‘Roots and War’. So dont TP into the restaurant. Take the ride up! Be fearless.

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You may ask and where is the restaurant? For this to see you have to take ‘The Lifter’ …

The Gods of Informatics

There is so much to tell day by day. This evening I shall speak about “NOTHING IS REAL” at Norton Lykin’s newest installation at LEA29. I will give my very best and DISSAPEAR –  as thats the best proof I can give to underline this statement. But my creator will then come and say that I was just not able to decipher the depth of “nothing is real” and say: everything is real. The book of ERVARE is real and here it comes: