TheFactory @ErnestMoncrieff

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"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." - Oscar WildeErnest or is that Jack Worthing? Took up residence on OpenSIM after a number of years in SL.Enjoys performing live and working on Projects at Social Mouse & The Art Factory.

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About Myself

Co-founder of The Factory. Region Designer, Occasional live performer and DJ

My Interests

Passion for Art
Live Music

Favorite Quote

“'To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." - Lady Bracknell

Music I Like

Leadbelly, Beatles, Dylan, Bowie, The Clash, Billy Bragg, Kate Tempest

Films I Like

Amelie, Pulp Fiction, Bande à part

Books I Like

On the Road - Jack Kerouac, Siddhartha - Herman Hesse

My Heroes

Dylan, Lennon, Alan Watts

OpenSim Version

OpenSim 0.9.1.0 Nani
NaniSim
22 December 2019
(Unix/Mono)

Viewer Version

Firestorm 5.1.7 (55786) Jul 13 2018 22:34:51 (64bit)
(Firestorm-Releasex64)
with OpenSimulator support

Hardware

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz (3408 MHz)
Memory: 16332 MB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit (Build 17763)
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2

My Regions

The Film Factory
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Here we celebrate art in film. All over the region, you will find references to movies, some evident and others not so apparent! As you look around, you will find outfits and free items hidden for you to discover. Attractions: - The Factory game room complete with working arcade and board ...
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The Farm Factory
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Maggies Farm, a quiet residential region offering cottages and small houses that are free to rent.
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The Anime Factory
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The OpenSim Anime Community, part of the Factory Collective. Surrounding the Dead or Alive Xtreem video game pool you will find a Tea House, Toon House and Miku Miku Dance Stages. A fun place to hang out, chat and enjoy the Anime surroundings.
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The Art Factory Reloaded
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The Art Factory Welcome to the heart of the Artists Quarter in Montmartre Paris and New York City. Here you will find work from real world and inworld and Landmarks including The Lapin Agile Cafe and Van Gogh Yellow House. The Art Factory is a collaborative Art Project that is bringing toget...
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Activity

Pink Floyd - In the Flesh! Or is it In the Mesh? Ernest and I spent all day bringing album cover art to life today. A different spin on art, but the installations are pretty amazing to see! Come by Battersea and see for yourself!
Formed in 1965, Pink Floyd are probably one of the most loved groups of the Psychedelic era. Their 15 studio albums from 'Pipers at the Gates of Dawn' to 'The Endless River' spanned 47 years.

Floyd were renowned for their sonic experimentation, live performances incorporated lavish light shows and quadraphonic speaker systems. Concept works such a 'The Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall' played on repeat on many bed-sit turntables of the 70's booming out the dark themes of alienation, war, insanity and dystopia.

Art surrounded much of Floyds output, cartoon illustrator Gerald Scarfe provided his disturbing ink-splattered caricatures for the rock opera 'The Wall' and their albums most often featured the work of surrealist graphic designer Storm Thorgerson who also produced covers for Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, The Muse, The Cranberries and Biffy Clyro.

Housed in the re-creation of Battersea Power Station on the Art Factory estates, the artwork of Pink Floyd is presented along with 3D recreations. Pink Floyd radio is permanently live when ever you need a sound track to close you eyes to and become comfortably numb. Look out for live shows and events coming soon.

hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/Factory West Sea/407/450/28
Hello? Is there anybody in there?

Battersea Power Station was a 500Mw power station designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (designer of the red telephone box) and built in the 1930's it was decommissioned in 1983 and is a designated Grade II listed building. Since decommission there have been several proposals for its redevelopment including a Theme Park, Shopping Mall, Entertainment Venue, an 'Eco Tower, Biomass waste powerplant, Eco-dome, Urban Park, Football Stadium and Apple Headquarters.

This Iconic land-mark reflecting in the waters of the Thames has featured in the films of Hitchcock, Monty Python, Batman, 1984, Doctor Who and probably the most likely reason for worldwide recognition is its appearance on Pink Floyds 1977 album cover Animals.

Lovingly recreated, complete with flying pig, Battersea sits within the estates of the Art Factory and hosts a display of Pink Floyd memorabilia including the art work of Storm Thorgerson. The venue is also a nightclub which will host themed music events.

Wish you were here? Come on over and Shine on You crazy Diamonds.

hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/Factory West Sea/422/446/27
The Art Factory is about art and artists. At The Art Factory, we display art; we appreciate art; we learn about art; and, we promote art. We have over a dozen galleries dedicated to in-world artists, where they show their innovative creations. As such, we are beginning a feature called Meet the Artist.

This week we want to introduce to you, the very talented Nice Minik.

Ms. Minik, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your art?
My interest for VL-Photography started back in InworldZ with some photos of dancing Avis.
In 2017 the "Nice Minik" on OSG was created to try out "hypergriding" and to build a photo-studio with backdrops and "flat" lighting for Avi photo sessions.A visit of Ellen and Ernest in my first little gallery changed my virtual life.
Since that day I explored the photo-features of Firestrom and tried a lot of light-effects to make my inworld-photos more interesting. It comes in handy to be a prim builder (for certain backgrounds) and I also learned to create poses in the meantime.

And what are you doing artistically now?
Nowadays I can display model-sessions and themed series at "the Art Factory". And I was able to create some issues of the Stark Magazine.

So, what's the motivation behind your work?
Some of my work just tries to show beauty. Some may be a bit provocative. But I always try to find the mood, lighting and angle to take photos, that "tell a story". And sometimes I can even achieve that goal.
One thing stayed consistently through my development as an inworld-photographer: what you see is what I saw. That means, that I never do after-works on my photos.

What do you enjoy most about creating art in virtual worlds?
Besides that, I very much like to show virtual life in a way, that makes viewers enjoy what I enjoyed or maybe get an impulse to think about certain aspects.

Thank you for the interview, Ms. Minik!

Please stop by The Art Factory Reloaded and check out Nice Minik's art! It won't disappoint!

Awww sh*t!

New show at the Virtual Tate Modern in the Art Factory region. Come and visit and find out more about one of Britain's most loved living artists.

The Tate Modern comes to The Art Factory

The Bankside power station was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott for the City of London Electric Lighting Company in 1891 and along with Battersea (See Pink Floyds Animals cover) served power to London for nearly 100 years.

Since 2000 'The mother of all Loft conversions' has been used to house the Tate Modern art museum and gallery which is now officially the most popular attraction in the UK.

This is a scratch build and recreates my 'Happy Place'. I typically visit the Tate 4 or 5 times a year and I'm never happier than when sat reading a show guide and drinking a coffee beneath the silver birch trees that flank its exterior. I have missed it so much during the Pandemic I had to recreate it.

The Tate is linked to the Art Factory via the Millennium Bridge and will initially house contemporary British Artists including Bacon, Hockney, Hirst and Emin. But let us know what you would like to see, when you think British Art who comes to mind?

Rainy Sunday afternoon fun. Recreating a scene from the wonderful Studio Ghibli film 'My Neighbor Totoro'. A collaboration with Athlon Maurer.

Rainy Sunday afternoon fun. Recreating a scene from the wonderful Studio Ghibli film 'My Neighbor Totoro'. A collaboration with Athlon Maurer.

Ernest Moncrieff's & Ellen Tiratzo's tribute to the Classic musical film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" @ Winterfest on Tuesday, December 29th @ 1p Grid time/PDT

Come as you are or dress in your sexiest Transylvanian Transvestite attire- just don't miss this one!

Winterfest on Wintervale, Alternate Metaverse Grid
Map Us: alternatemetaverse.com:8002:Wintervale

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We have seen the light and we're on a mission from God! See you there

This Saturday we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this cult classic. What kind of live music will we be playing? Both kinds - Rhythm AND Blues

Blues Brothers LIVE
Where: The Film Factory
When: 4 months ago [26 Dec 2020 14:00 SLT]

This Saturday we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this cult classic. What kind of live music will we be playing? Both kinds - Rhythm AND Blues

This Saturday we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this cult classic. What kind of live music will we be playing? Both kinds - Country AND Western

Merry Christmas Everyone

We're on a mission from God.

It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

You work your side of the street and I'll work mine

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water

I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders depending upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself 'slightly' killed.

There's three ways that love can grow. That's good, bad or mediocre.

You'll never come back again. It's got a death curse!

Mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down with?

You comin' down to Thunder Road?

Today Ernie Moncrieff becomes Tim Curry again to reproduce the success he had at The Art Factory a few weeks ago by carousing us with songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Stark Islands!

There will also be Costumes and Props to make this is full Virtual Rocky Horror experience!

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Come and celebrate The Art Factories 1st year!

The Art Factory Birthday Party
Where: The Art Factory Reloaded
When: 6 months ago [14 Nov 2020 14:00 SLT]

Come and celebrate The Art Factories 1st year!

I love the smell of Burning Cheetos in the Evening, it smells... it smells like VICTORY!!!

BACK TO THE 90'S
Where: The Farm Factory
When: 6 months ago [7 Nov 2020 14:00 SLT]

Down on the Farm today with DJ HARMONY AND AMANDA going back to the 90's

An evening of music from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, followed by Live Music from Thomas Messenger

Rocky Horror & Hobbit
Where: The Art Factory Reloaded
When: 6 months ago [31 Oct 2020 15:00 SLT]

An evening of music from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, followed by Live Music from Thomas Messenger

DJ HARMONY AND AMANDA
Where: The Farm Factory
When: 6 months ago [29 Oct 2020 15:00 SLT]

No Tricks, All Treats! Thursday 29th October 3-5pm. All you zombies, join DJ Harmony, Host Amanda and the spooky scary skeletons in the barn at the Farm Factory where the freaks come out at night for hauntingly good tunes.

Pick n Mix With DJ Harmony & Amanda. Come on down right now to Maggies Farm at the Factory for great music and company.

Pick n Mix With DJ Harmony & Amanda
Where: The Farm Factory
When: 6 months ago [24 Oct 2020 14:00 SLT]

Pick n Mix With DJ Harmony & Amanda. Come on down to Maggies Farm at the Factory for great music and company.

A Colourful Explosion Of Music 50's Thu 10's With DJ Harmony & Amanda

Colour Your World at the Farm Factory
Where: The Farm Factory
When: 7 months ago [17 Oct 2020 14:00 SLT]

A Colourful Explosion Of Music 50's Thu 10's With DJ Harmony & Amanda

This Saturday we are having a Barn Dance with DJs & two Live Artists to celebrate the opening of The Factory's residential region at Maggies Farm. Come along and enjoy live Folk music and Hoe Down tunes!
Barn Raising
Where: The Farm Factory
When: 7 months ago [26 Sep 2020 14:00 SLT]

This Saturday we are having a Barn Dance with DJs & two Live Artists to celebrate the opening of The Factory's residential region at Maggies Farm. Come along and enjoy live Folk music and Hoe Down tunes!

A range of cottages and small houses free to rent

The Anime Factory

The Anime Factory


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My Reviews

OMEGA-CLUBWORLD

The Sewer Club is absolutely awesome, great job Terra!

Synchronicity

Synchronicity /ˌsɪŋkrəˈnɪsɪti/ - the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection. A Genuinely astounding Art Installation, without doubt the best I have experienced in any Virtual World. If I'd walked into the Tate or MoMA and experienced a 10th of this I would have been blown-away!

Stark

Really love this Region! Lots of places to explore and discover including a beach, entertainment areas and an art gallery island. There are even houses available for residents. Mathilda is a great builder with some wonderful ideas, be sure to pick-up a copy of the Stark Magazine from the Vending machines!

Skye ArtSpace

Wonderful Art Space and amazing Particle shows by Lexx and Music by Edison. If you get chance do visit!

Adachi Clubs

This region just keeps getting better! fantastic venues and a friendly crowd. If you see an event on there get yourself along as you know its gonna be a great night.

Glamour Isle Welcome Center

Great Grid and friendly people, I will be back :)

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