Pallina60 Loon has produced a beautiful video about One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life.
The first half features some of the stunning art installations, while the second half looks at people joining the event.
It’s a great tribute to the event – don’t miss it!
Designing Worlds show about the wonderful One Billion Rising event is now on the web!
We talk to Victor Mornington, who created the fabulous stage, to Taralyn Gravois, who curated the fantastic art installations, to Samantha Ohrberg, who organised the amazing music programme, to JuJu Apollo Starr, the stage manager lead, and to Jilly Kidd, who organised the poetry sessions. And we learn more about some of the individual art installations with artists Mikati Slade, Krystali Rabeni, Reuben Mayo, Finn Lanzius and Betty Tureaud.
The Stage at One Billion Rising
We also something more of the live event – both the musical side, and the poetry sessions as well. It’s a great show – don’t miss it!
The Stage at One Billion Rising
Join us today, Monday 24th February at 2pm at the Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we take a look at the One Billion Rising event, held on Friday 14th February.
We’ll be talking to Victor Mornington, who created the fabulous stage, to Taralyn Gravois, who curated the fantastic art installations, to Samantha Ohrberg, who organised the amazing music programme, to JuJu Apollo Starr, the stage manager lead, and to Jilly Kidd, who organised the poetry sessions. And we’ll be learning more about the individual art installations with artists Mikati Slade, Krystali Rabeni, Reuben Mayo, Finn Lanzius and Betty Tureaud.
Installation at One Billion Rising by Krystali Rabelni
We’ll also be seeing something more of the live event – both the musical side, and the poetry sessions as well.
So … do join us at 2pm for a very special episode!
Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!
The Stage at One Billion Rising
Today is the last chance to visit the One Billion Rising regions and see the art installations, the fabulous stage created by Victor1st Mornington and the beautiful gardens and landscaping created by Aisling Sinclair.
Everything will be taken down today, ready to return the islands tomorrow morning – but we’ll be closing with a take down party! Join us on OBR Dance! (or Rise, Release or Justice!).
Looking towards the Meditation Park – landscaped by Aisling Sinclair
The party starts at 2pm with Victor1st Mornington as DJ. At 4pm, Samm Quendra will be singing live … and then we will close out the event after that.
Don’t miss it!
One Billion Rising Stage at night
One Billion Rising, photographed by Victor1st Mornington
Thank you to everyone who took part in this amazing event – greeters, security, stage managers, artists, poets, musicians, sponsors and all of you who visited and shared the experience.
The four regions will be open all Saturday for people to visit and explore all the art installations and galleries.
Art Installations ay One Billion Rising
Sunday will be take-down day, with artists removing their installations and the stage being removed – but before that last happens, we will be having a Take Down Party at 2pm SLT.
Installation by Krystali Rabeni
I would say that we’ll dance till we drop but – as we know from Friday – that could take rather a long time!
2LEI Group Installation at One Billion Rising
The regions are now open for public access!
One Billion Rising! Photographed by Victor1st Mornington
Come and join us!
The music starts at 12 midnight – you can see the full schedule here.
The four One Billion Rising regions will be open at 11pm on Thursday 13th February, to give people time to arrive and settle in before the event starts at midnight.
The four regions are:
Once you are here, you will find an information point, a sponsor board and a gift area at the landing point. From there you can explore the art installations, go to a poetry reading, or head for the main stage to listen to music and to dance.
And here is a map, to help you explore!
What’s Where at One Billion Rising in Second Life!
Note that Dance, Justice and Release are all General content regions; Rise is a Moderate region.
Information at Prime Furniture!
More information about One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life is becoming available across the grid – including landmarks for the regions, and information about the music, art and poetry events – as well as the information kiosks.
Sponsors and supporters of the event are receiving information packs (and special display bears, created by Sway Dench) which they can set out in their stores and organisations – like the one at PRIME Furniture in the illustration.
If you would like an information pack to put out at your store or organisation, or an information card to send to your group, contact Saffia Widdershins inworld or email [email protected]
One Billion Rising Gifts
In addition, there are gift packs with information notecards and landmarks as well as the OBR teeshirts for men (created by Style by Kira) and women (created by Liv-Glam) and the One Billion Rising bears available at the following locations:
Prim Perfect Offices in the Seychelles
Prim Perfect Offices in Second Life Norway
Designing Worlds Studios in Garden of Dreams
The Daily Prim in Seraph City
The Primgraph in Caledon Morgaine
So make sure you get all the information – and the gifts – to get ready to join the fantastic event this Friday of One Billion Rising for Justice in Second Life!
One Billion Rising Artists Flyer
One Billion Rising is an event designed to celebrate, to challenge and to inform – and the amazing art installations we have this year will do all of that!
The creation of art is based upon some spark of inspiration. We have gathered together some of Second Life’s amazing artists and asked them to create with the inspiration of Justice, Rise, Dance, Release. All these words relate to the idea that together we can help stop violence against women. The works you will see range from 2D to 3D. Some depict ways women are being abused and others depict the celebration of rising above it all. See how they will inspire you.
You will find these installations on all four sims. There are individual installations, a sculpture garden and a picture gallery. Join us – and explore. The sims will open at 11pm SLT on Thursday 13th February, and will stay open for an extra twenty-four hours (until midnight on Saturday 15th February) to allow you to continue to explore.
Don’t miss the information kiosks at One Billion Rising!
When you arrive at One Billion Rising, you will see Information Kiosks on each region.
These contain information about One Billion Rising worldwide, and about organisations that are working to end violence against and abuse of women.
You will also find information about how to deal with abusive situations that affect either you, or people you know – including how to deal with cyber stalking.
And we are very proud to have copies of the Newbie Woman’s SL Survival Kit, first written in 2009 and specially updated in time for this event.
So make sure you collect information from the kiosk at One Billion Rising!
And you might notice that the people in this picture are wearing the OBR jacket and teeshirt for women, and one of the three styles of male tee-shirts, We’ll be telling you how to get the teeshirt – and the OBR bear – shortly!