Ironically, one of the fundamentals of Surrealism is to incorporate chance and spontaneity. This has got to be one of the most planned and carefully orchestrated photos I have ever taken. However, it did challenge me to push the boundaries, so at least I followed that tenet of Surrealism!
Why would I do this, you ask? Well, because Berry asked me to, of course 😉 And what Berry wants…
…we’ll just leave it at that.
Here are the instructions:
And you don’t have to remind me this is a Monday meme and it’s now Thursday. It took me this long to figure out what I might do. Then I remembered I had picked up a couple of avatars from the Meta_Body Project by CapCat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur back in 2011 (you see??? It PAYS not to clean out my inventory!) Of course, when I grabbed these avatars I had fully intended to do something with them. I just hadn’t thought it would take two years *blushes*
Here is what the project was about:
The virtual experience of the body is not exactly an experience of the flesh. These sensations, albeit having a physical sensorial aspect, continue to be experienced in our bodies behind the screen, not in our avatar body. The virtual body is a metaphorical body, all language, therefore open to experimentation and possibility.
In this new project, Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu invite us, once again, to rethink our bodies through our avatars, making available all kinds of skins, shapes, body parts, clothes, etc. All these items are fully modifiable, shareable and copyable, thus challenging the audience to become creators and also share their derivative work with us, in the All My Independent Women exhibition.
The project started again last year, and there is a SLURL to the location of the new avatars on the Meta_Body flickr group page (click SEE MORE on the description), but I haven’t checked it out to see if they are still there. Do go ahead and look at the group – there are some amazingly stunning and surreal photos there!
Me? I put on my Meta_Body avatar then spent ages going through my Arcade gacha items to put together this photo. The depths of my inventory is the real story of surrealism here!
Pretty stuff I’m wearing:
Meta_Body: You see my inside by meilo Minotaur (Meta_Body project avatar 2011)
Props from The Arcade & Lisp
Pose: Body Shots – Female 02F