A Rusted Development

A Rusted  Development is an immersive art installation curated by Rowan Derryth. Located on the LEA 1 sim, it was designed by Haveit Neox based on the following short narrative which he wrote as a backstory to installation:

The fabled merchant city that rode atop the back of a gigantic whale met with a calamity that ended its existence abruptly. In the middle of the ocean, a horrific storm caused two huge ships carrying toxic chemicals to collide into the swimming whale city. The whale and all the populace died in the flood of chemicals that saturated the waves.

The whale turned to bones, and the city to rust, it was nearly half a century before this city adrift was discovered. An expedition of artists, searching for land to build an art colony, came upon the decomposing city. With the intent to regenerate the place, they set to work by first towing to safe harbor the floating mass. Each artist then undertook their vision. The empty shell of the city suddenly filled in and expanded as each artist found their niche in the Rusted Development. No longer at the mercy of invisibility, the city humbles its rusted façade to the highlights of the art within.

The exhibit features the works of artists Rose Borchovski, Artistide Despres, claudia222 Jewell, Bryn Oh, Scottius Polke, Ziki Questi, Blue Tsuki, Stephen Venkman, Eliza Wierwight, Trill Zapatero and myself.

Be sure to check out the Rusted Development Flickr group and even add your own images! I have also taken a number of images which can be found in this Flickr set.

A free exhibition catalogue is available online. Copies are also available in world for your virtual coffee tables, so do not hesitate to contact myself for your copy.

The exhibit is still open, so I encourage you to visit while you still can. Visit at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA1/196/74/24.

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