Bryn Oh is a Canadian artist and sculptor whom I often have written about before on the RyanSchultz.com blog (here is a link to all my blogposts which mention her). She has long been active in the virtual world of Second Life, and has also created art installations on other metaverse platforms such as Sansar and the former High Fidelity.
On November 1st, 2021, Bryn unveiled her latest immersive, interactive art installation, a continuation of her previous work, called Brittle Epoch. Second Life blogger Inara Pey writes:
Opening on November 1st at her arts region Immersiva, is Bryn Oh’s latest work, entitled The Brittle Epoch, an installation that has been several months in development.
Most of the work is set in a mysterious frozen landscape, with a howling winter wind blowing the snow around, under an oversize full moon. The art installation makes good use of hidden teleporters to whisk you from scene to scene, and you are encouraged to click on everything in order to learn more about what happened! A HUD that is automatically attached to your viewer when you enter helps guide you through the experience (be sure to read all the signs at the entrance!).
Here’s a two-minute promotional video for The Brittle Epoch, released today by Linden Lab (the makers of Second Life):
You can pay a visit to the experience here. Inara Pey also notes:
As noted, Bryn’s installations all take place within the same over-arching universe, and thus share degrees of connectedness. As such, for those possibly unfamiliar with her work, or who wish to re-acquaint themselves with her themes and idea, I recommend the following resources:
- Hand (the prequel to Brittle Epoch):
- The current iteration of Hand within Second Life, courtesy of an Ontario Arts Council grant.
- Hand within Sansar (ideal for those with VR headsets).
- The Hand machinima by Bryn, (also viewable at the Epoch landing point).
- Bryn’s own multi-part commentaries
- Hand and the Art of Bryn Oh – In Her Own Words, a discussion with Bryn about her work.
- Further elements of the universe:
- (Note that all videos listed can be watched in-world at the Epoch landing point with additional contextual videos.)
Thanks to Inara for compiling this list of links! You can read her full review of The Brittle Epoch here.