When Life Gives You Apples …. Run! in Second Life

When life gives you apples…run! by Rebeca Bashly (moderate)

Little girls and women know, even if only subconsciously, that if an apple appears in a story something bad is likely to happen. Think of Greek Mythology and the tales of Atalanta and The Apple of DiscordThink of Eve and Snow White.

Rebeca Bashly has been thinking about this and has used it in her new installation as “a symbol for the monstrosities that woman too often don’t recognise as such in its early stages.”

When life gives you apples…run! by Rebeca Bashly (moderate)

The monstrosities Rebeca is referencing involve violence against women; not just from other individuals, but also the kind carried out by themselves in the form of eating disorders.

You climb up through this giant (mostly eaten) apple and encounter teleport stations which take you to stories and scenes in the sky. To return to the apple, and continue your journey, click on the exit signs. If you just walk through them you’ll wind up in the ocean (and yes, I speak from personal experience).

When life gives you apples…run! by Rebeca Bashly (moderate)

The subject is disturbing, but the art is beautiful. Make sure to grab the notecards and read the short stories – they will put the images in context.

One of my favourite locations was The Doll House. There’s a lot more going on inside there than you think at first.

When life gives you apples…run! by Rebeca Bashly (moderate)

We all know Rebeca is a very talented artist and she keeps her work fresh. Her latest installation is unlike anything I’ve seen from her before.

This exhibit is the last of the LEA Full Sim Art Series curated by JayJay Zifanwe on LEA6 for the past 2 years. We’ll have news about what’s coming next on this region in a few weeks. In the meantime, don’t forget that you can apply for a Core Sim grant at anytime. First, though, go see what Rebecca has done. :)

When life gives you apples…run! by Rebeca Bashly (moderate)

 

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