There are many art installations that are looking for a new kind of aesthetics, and that takes time to get used to when one enters the installation. In the beginning it may look like something is just wacked together, but one can also regard it as a kind of protest against what is streamlined and beautiful.

Orange is such a place and is described as the following:

«Orange is the sacral chakra color. Orange is composed of red and yellow in equal parts and it is a color of vitality and strength. Just as the sacral chakra is located in the pelvic area, orange is the area of our gut feelings and wisdom. Buddhists call this «hara», the center of being through which we connect with the deepest voice of the self, the deepest stillness and wisdom. This is where we find bliss. Orange energy is very sensual. Living a life guided by orange color transforms even the most mundane daily experiences into pleasurable experiences. Orange stands for creativity, growth, learning, pleasure, a sense of vitality and aliveness. In these heavy times, what is better than an energetic bath in orange light?»

I must say that I preferred not to have the orange light, and went over to black as you can see on the photos. The installation is made by the second life avatar Livio Korobase who says about him/herself:

«Artist statement
My work explores the relationship between the universality of myth and copycat violence. With influences as diverse as Camus and Joni Mitchell, new variations are generated from both opaque and transparent textures. Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of the moment. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a carnival of temptation, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the chance of a new reality. As intermittent derivatives become distorted through emergent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the possibilities of our world.»

It can be liberating to visit a place that seeks its own aesthetics, while at the same time one should probably stay there for quite some time in order to take it inwards. I find it difficult to orient myself in what is seen as strange and alienated and this is a useful experience, to take inward the strange while walking there in silence and alone.