Imagination took flight in the Freedom Project competition. No where are the limitations of the talented, though physically disabled, better expressed than in Miso Susanowa’s “360 Degrees of Freedom.” Artists often try to do too much in one piece, which dilutes the statement rather than strengthen it. However, rules are meant to be broken by those that understand the rules. This complex work is anchored first by a lone figure, anchored on a keyboard platform. Above rises an angel-like character, color swirling about, and hands igniting a virtual scene on a large screen. The circuit board base and the computer screen with its scene of SL avatars hanging out together, tie together in color and shape. Delicate and difficult to see in the density of the exhibition, the interplay between real, imaginary, and virtual is very clear. It is technology that is the vehicle for freedom, and the transition allows a disabled artist to forget the physical limitations that prevent potential. The Freedom Project brought expressions of these limitations as a subtheme. The number of very talented, yet unable to pursue in real life, is astounding. Suddenly there is an even playing field, limited only by the energy of good days. Miso’s expression of this transformation inspires in its euphoria. To relate on this new plateau is no short of the miraculous rise from isolation to creative and social contribution.
Continue to the next review of “I… Io,” by Mistero Hifeng, from UWA 3D Art Challenge: Transcending Borders.
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