Yesterday’s View of the Future in Second Life

Futurist Town (general)

I’m very unhappy with these photos but, given my inability to spend as much time as I’d like at this installation, they’ll have to do.

A strong influence on Art Deco (a period of art and decoration I adore) was the Italian Futurism movement. You have the opportunity now to walk through a town full of images and constructs that spring from those creative minds.

Futurist Town (general)

Although it’s an early 20th Century phenomenon, when you read that it “emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane and the industrial city” you could be forgiven for thinking the description speaks of today.

Futurist Town (general)

Movement was an essential component of the Futurists and it’s integral to this installation as well. Unfortunately you can’t see it in these images, but it is what brings the town to life. Myhns Mayo in collaboration with Giorgio Mayo, Corennia and Ville Valo, have created, not only the environment, but a quirky population that interacts with us.

Futurist Town (general)

With backdrops from paintings by Fortunato Depero↑ and Tullio Crali↑, and characters from Depero’s work, this is a fun and immersive representation of their envisioned world. Go visit an old version of the future. The themes are remarkably appropriate for today. :)

Futurist Town (general)
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