If an experienced artist takes the realm of the emotions as her canvas we would be well advised to stand back and enjoy...... the emotions arising from the work are of our own making, SaveMe Oh simply makes little mirrors
..... and gets banned from sims.
It is always foolish to under-estimate someone.
so....the most controversial artist in Second Life is surely worth a chat.....
..”I explore the creative challenges and limitations of SL.....Crossed quite some borders already but also found huge walls.”
Seeing this as a statement of her personal arrogance rather than a social comment on the competitive nature of artists is to miss the point entirely. Art cannot be graded or ‘marked’ as it was at school, one persons path is as valid as another’s.
.”..as an artist you also reflect on whats around you. Art is a mirror with two sides...”
SaveMe Oh first came to my attention when she was banned from Caerleon, not a difficult sim to be banned from, I was ejected from the group of Bright Young Things by the intolerant Georg for telling him his sim looked like an Art Ghetto.
She had put on a performance piece in the middle of Bryn’s lecture on art and that didn’t go well as it provoked emotions in the middle of a serious art enterprise....
.....” for me thats meaning of art, confrontation, not to amuse or for relaxation.”
...so it went well for SaveMe Oh......” thats another problem in SL, the lack of humor they all take themselves so serious....”
Where SaveMe Oh is more courageous than I is that she returned to Caerleon in an alt....(SaveMe OHare)....
This is taken from her website...
“SaveMe OHare: he georg, when are you going to unban me here?
Georg Janick: you are unbanned – how else would you be here?
SaveMe OHare: im with my alt, clever guy
SaveMe OHare: I always have to change avi because you are so lazy
Georg Janick: so how you been SM?
SaveMe OHare: I survived
Georg Janick: I heard you were being banned
SaveMe OHare: my sister was
SaveMe OHare: not me
Georg Janick: oh I see
Georg Janick: I mean ejected from sl
SaveMe OHare: no, that was a rumour my sister spread herself
SaveMe OHare: you know her, always searching for attention
Georg Janick: I want you to know that I was approached to help with that
Georg Janick: But I refused
Georg Janick: so I want a reward
SaveMe OHare: will a kiss do?
Georg Janick: for a start
SaveMe OHare: did you shave?
Georg Janick: where?
SaveMe OHare: where you want the kiss?
Georg Janick: haha
Georg Janick: I will think about that one
SaveMe OHare: dont say your ass please
Georg Janick: never
Georg Janick: besides my ass is bald
Sabrinaa Nightfire: interesting conversation
Georg Janick: haha
Georg Janick: very intelligent interchange
SaveMe OHare: maybe you can make a colourful artwork about it.”
As many have discovered, “ I will never shut up, only to be the dog of a simowner...”..
SaveMe also seems to be made of fairly strong stuff in RL too....
“She can be very resolute. The last time we were together in rl, two weeks ago in her garden, she threw a rolling pin at a squirrel – killed it flat dead.
And she was only explaining why she doesn’t like people who wear moccasins”
I cracked up....
Political art has always been an important part of modern society. A country, world, gallery or blog that refuses to let an artist with conscience and social intent express dismay or anger is impoverished, doing themselves and society an injustice.
I have heard Swiss, Austalians, Americans and Norwegians all call their country “God’s Own Land”... that is an inherently dangerous opinion (Jung likens it to the Shadow) but most will accept that other people can say that their country is a toilet.
Not allowing another opinion makes you a bigot.
Holland, SaveMe’s home, has many hundred years tradition of religous tolerance, so what she sees as disguised racism in Switzerland is obviously going to get hit.
“I try to provoke, and get reactions and that works quite well”
All was fine until she subtitled her piece “Cuckoo” with the words... “Fuck The Swiss”..... she was banned from Pirats.
Moral outrage is the last hiding place of the bigot.
Their loss I think.
Any artist with such a sophisticated sense of humour (“.. the problem sometimes, they take me too serious..”) is a gem
and SL is lucky to have her.