The Art of Insanity in Second Life
The current exhibit at Per4mance MetaLES↑ is Insanity by Cherry Manga↑. This is not a comfortable installation to visit but it is powerful and, in many ways, beautiful.
We throw words like crazy or mad around a lot in everyday conversation. The reality is more like broken and painful. It also has the unpleasant effect of imprisoned.
The most jarring portion of the build, to me anyway, was a group of chairs set up for visitors to sit and just stare at the afflicted. They were occupied during my visit by avatars in brightly coloured clothes, which somehow made it worse, so I haven’t included them.
In the midst of all of the disturbing images I found one I chose to view as hopeful. Given the continued absence of a magic wand, compassion and understanding are the key.
There are no fairies, or purple mushrooms, but this is an exhibit well worth visiting.
Posted by honourmcmillan on March 23, 2014