Intergrid Metaverse Art Biennial (IMAB) began on September 6, 2012 at 1.00pm PDT/SLT simultaneously in France, Hungary and Second Life, with The Change, a multi-media Rock Opera, performed by the CARP group on sim Benvolio (SL).  

The premiere of The Change was  timed to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of architect Nicolas Schöffer, the father of Cybernetic Art.

 IMAB Poster

"Who created that Magic atmosphere? Spectators and dancers are merged in the same intense marvel, it is not reality, it is not dream, it is another reality... out of gravity laws, heaviness of  matter...
Heaven, Heaven, Heaven... Where is Alice ??? Isn't it the new Wonderland ? Pure beauty, pure dance, pure flight! He would have been : SURPRISED - MARVELLED - HAPPY - LAUGHING - ENJOYING and APPLAUDING... :))) " ~ Eléonore Schöffer ~

The Change is about the huge challenge and choice facing our world - will we continue the way we are to one future, or  change direction? The show uses symbolic imagery. The audience is led by a dark and a light shaman into alternative futures. We travel into other realities - into the distant future and into the distant past. We face the questions - what have we done? Is it too late? Shall we awake or shall we die?

Music by Junivers Stockholm

Choreography by Medora Chevalier

Costumes and Sets by Josina Burgess

Scripting by Velazquez Bonetto

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