'The Tree of Life is an ode to Nature and its resilience. Despite a dark present, he is confident that man will follow a path that will lead to his regeneration', says Meiló Minotaur of her installation, Árvore da Vida.
Second Life as a virtual world is a space where work is made by the users to be share socially and creatively, rather than the product of a games company. So my role here is to create a moving image work – video art or machinima – reflecting the social and the creative, the human avatars and the art installation.
In this video art/ machinima, the Tree of Life interacts with the lives of humans as avatars. Made at the opening event, at Exhibition Pavilion #1 at the GBTH Project in Second Life. maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/the%20GBTH%20project/219/91/47
It is something that exists in a specific period of time. The artwork that is Arvore da Vida will disappear completely, so this is a record of the creativity, of Meilo Minotaur, and the presence of others on one day in June 2021.
The opening event featured a DJ, Livio Korobase, who was blending music. However, using it in a video would infringe copyright. However, using Creative Commons music replicates the visuals as something that was made to be share with, and used by, other people.
Music: Towers Open Fire by Andrew Howes. CC BY NC SA. freemusicarchive.org/music/Andrew_Howes/Nine_Stones_Close/Andrew_Howes_06_Towers_Open_Fire