|Dismantling 'City Inside Out'. Nearing the end.|
At around 10:30 pm SLT, on June 30, City Inside Out had vanished. It’s always very hard to see an exhibit disappear. While dismantling the installation over a two day period, I had taken the advice of some friends who suggested saving it. This meant linking the parts of an enormous build. The last two days then, was uncompromisingly busy. To compound the challenge, the last day happened to fall on a Tuesday, when SL performs its maintenance. My Edit window was powerless against the oddities occurring all around me. I logged in and out to try again and again. The work had to be finished no matter what, even during this unfriendly storm of malfunctions. Around midday things had calmed down, and I could keep working uninterrupted by the server’s glitches.
I don’t know if the exhibit will ever be rezzed again, but I did make a tour of the city which includes most of the parts of the city, as well as the stories people wrote for PHASE 2 of the exhibit, about their observations of homelessness.
Click this link to watch the film tour: CITY INSIDE OUT
Many thanks to the people who sent me their observations in text, and Eupalinos’ picture of the exhibit. Listed in order they appear in the chapters:
Eupalinos Ugajin (picture)