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Lilium, The Seven Heavenly Virtues @ Daphne Arts

Virtues and Sins

We all know them, virtues and sins, and the guilt we feel when sins take over our life. Or maybe better to say when we decide to LET sins take over our lifes. Most of what we do will be self-inflicted, with a clear knowledge of good and bad. The only thing you can discuss is the use of defining good and bad and make it a prison too much, Churches like to do that of course, so it’s no suprise the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Heavenly Virtues have their roots in church. I think the church really ruined a lot for many lifes, not meaning to say we should devote to sins, but I think sins and virtues both have their grace. Like with all: too much is too much. Saint life is not human, a life with sins is more close to that, but when not in control and totally committing to sins as your way of life  it will not make you happy either. Balance! A bit of both to keep sane and to learn and grow. It sounds like our every day SL and RL challenge  . . . live with our consciousness of what is wrong and our unconsciousness whispering in our ears it’s nice to do wrong, or the other way around. A permanent battle of the SELF :)

According to the Wikipedia online:

“The Roman Catholic church recognised the Seven Capital Virtues as opposites to the Seven Capital Sins or the Seven Deadly Sins. According to Dante‘s The Divine Comedy the sins have an order of greatness, and the virtues a respective order of greatness as well. This order is shown below from the lowest to the highest.”

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Sin Virtue
Lust (excessive sexual appetites)              Chastity (purity)
Gluttony (over-indulgence) Temperance (self-restraint)
Greed (avarice) Charity (giving)
Sloth (laziness/idleness) Diligence (zeal/integrity/Labor)
Wrath (anger) Forgiveness (composure)
Envy (jealousy) Kindness (admiration)
Pride (vanity) Humility (humbleness)

 

Lilium

Seven being the number of divine perfection and lilies representing purity and chastity, Daphne Arts, curated by Sheldon BeRgman and Angelika Corral hosts a new exhibition about the Seven Heavenly Virtues called Lilium. The contributing artists and  the virtues they visualised are:

Temperance – Fenris

Patience – Magic Marker

Kindness Angelica Corral

Humility – Kimeu Kamolla

Diligence – Harbor Galaxy

Chastity – Sheldon BeRgman

Charity – Inexorably

 

How to visit

1. When you enter the exhibit space you will receive a request to let the viewer attach a HUD to your avatar. Please accept it and put sound on as well  because it will play music for you related with the exhibit. It is the homonymous song from the anime “Elfen Lied”, with lyrics in Latin and based on Biblical passages and the Renaissance hymn “Ave mundi Spes Maria“.

 

 

2. Second to do is follow a few simply instructions for a Windlight change if it’s not done by your viewer settings automatically,
3. After that all is settled you just walk through the cathedral and approach all seven lilies you will find. They will slowly reveal the works while the HUD mentions the name of the artist and represented virtue.


  • My impression

    Daphne Arts has made a change from showing art at WALLS to making ART EXPERIENCES in SL. I really like that shift because for me SL is supposed to be a 3D Experience more than an 2D only. A combination of both is fine of course as well. I mean to say that an immersive world should be used as such. I know it needs extra skills like some building and script knowledge, but the ones who take their work serious will be prepared to learn or hire people to make it work. Sheldon and Angelika do all themselves as far as I know and they did a great job with Lilium. It is a really minimalistic build with a fitting Windlight  in grey and white. Sometimes that’s really all  you need to make an experience, depending on the theme and mood. Congrats and well done :)  I am not showing pictures of the artists here. You better go and look yourself to see them :)

     

    Information

    TP to Lilium: EXHIBIT space LILIUM
    Blog Daphne Arts: LILIUM ARTICLE
    Facebook page

    Blog OEMA for another nice view on it

     

     

     



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