TheFactory @ErnestMoncrieff

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up - Pablo Picasso

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About Myself

Co-founder of The Factory. Region Designer, Occasional live performer and DJ - Ernest
Co-founder of The Factory, Micro-builder, Dreamer. - Ellen

My Interests

Passion for Art
Live Music
Rescuing Animals - Ellen

Favorite Quote

“'To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." - Lady Bracknell
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Winnie the Pooh

Music I Like

Leadbelly, Beatles, Dylan, Bowie, The Clash, Billy Bragg, Kate Tempest- Ernest
Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Major Lazer - Ellen

Films I Like

Amelie, Pulp Fiction, Bande à part - Ernest
Pulp Fiction, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Departed, Silence of the Lambs - Ellen

Books I Like

On the Road - Jack Kerouac, Siddhartha - Herman Hesse -Ernest

My Heroes

Dylan, Lennon, Alan Watts - Ernest
My Nana, My son, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and myself - Ellen

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 Paradise Factory
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At the Flip-flops resort its always summer time, beach time, fun time, adult time. Filled with activities including surfing, jet-ski, sailboarding, sailing, horse trekking, scuba, diving, beach buggies. Enjoy the music events, relax or even rent a beach house.
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Factory North Sea
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Location of the Tate Modern, Skate Park and an evolving Tokyo and Japan Sim.
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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
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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

Madchester night at the Haçienda
Where: The Art Factory
When: 22 Oct 2021 15:00 SLT

Take a trip back in time to a recreation of Manchester's legendry Haçienda night club. DJ Ernest will be playing tracks from those that performed there including - The Smiths, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Madonna, Supergrass. Grandmaster Flash, The Prodigy and much more!
Madchester night at the Haçienda
Where: The Art Factory
When: in 2 days [22 Oct 2021 15:00 SLT]

Take a trip back in time to a recreation of Manchester's legendry Haçienda night club. DJ Ernest will be playing tracks from those that performed there including - The Smiths, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Madonna, Supergrass. Grandmaster Flash, The Prodigy and much more!

Come on down to the Flip Flops resort at the Paradise Factory and dance the night away with DJ Ernest at the Pink Banana!

Party at the Pink Banana
Where: The Paradise Factory
When: 2 months ago [3 Sep 2021 15:00 SLT]

Come on down to the Flip Flops resort at the Paradise Factory and dance the night away with DJ Ernest at the Pink Banana!

The Paradise Factory Opening Party
Where: The Paradise Factory
When: 2 months ago [14 Aug 2021 15:00 SLT]

Join us for the opening Party of the Paradise Factory. Dance, socialise, meeting the residents and have fun!

Life is better in Flip-flops

The Art Factory and all Factory regions are against racism in any form.

Wish You Were Here? There is still time! hg.osgrid.org:80/Factory West Sea/465/454/29

We have a real treat for you today. DJ Terra will be on the decks for a Pink Floyd exclusive set, mixing their great tracks into a wonderful Dance Mix, all combined with an outstanding light show!

Battersea sits in the Factory estates and pays homage to this legendary group with exhibits and art works. Take the Teleport from the Art Factory Square or drop this address into your map hg.osgrid.org:80/Factory West Sea/422/450/27
DJ Terra - The Pink Floyd Experience
Where: The Art Factory
When: 4 months ago [19 Jun 2021 14:00 SLT]

We have a real treat for you today. DJ Terra will be on the decks for a Pink Floyd exclusive set, mixing their great tracks into a wonderful Dance Mix, all combined with an outstanding light show!

Battersea sits in the Factory estates and pays homage to this legendary group with exhibits and art works. Take the Teleport from the Art Factory Square or drop this address into your map hg.osgrid.org:80/Factory West Sea/422/450/27

See you all later!

Surfing can be traced as the source of skateboarding. Some surfers had the idea to transfer the feeling of riding waves onto the streets to defy times of day with a gentle swell. Not without any reason these dudes were called “asphalt surfers”. At two spots in the world a kind of a skateboard was developed in the early 1950s: California and Hawaii. By 1963 the first skate contest took place at Hermosa Beach, California.

Tony Hawk got his first sponsor, Dogtown skateboards at the age of 12. Two years later, he became a professional skateboarder. Hawk was considered one of the top skateboarders in the world by the time he was 16 years old. His ability to perform impressive stunts fueled Hawk's popularity including the "900" rotating 900 degrees —about two and a half turns— in mid-air. Hawk was the first to successfully complete this move on the Half-pipe at the 1999 eXtreme Games.

Why not come down to The Factory Half-pipe and try and pull off this legendary trick.

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

Take a wander over to Plastic Beach and hitch a ride in the Geep today

Symphony Vive has a wonderful new artwork in the her gallery at the Art Factory, but it needs a title, any suggestions? So far we have:

Hirst Style 'The voyage of fragility in a fleeting moment of a gossamer existence'
Emin Style 'I thought you loved me, but it was never real'
Pollock Style 'Boat and Butterfly wings No. 23'
Dali 'Art Factory Dream - Woman finds Butterfly wings in place of sails'

Have you and your friends got what it takes to solve the clues and escape from the Panic Room? Visit The Factory Panic Room open at the Film Factory now!

Good Luck!

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 continuing our feature - Meet the Artist. This week, we interviewed Antonia Ling, owner of Antonia Ling Gallery, Inspired By Gallery, Metropolis Poster Shop, and a 2001 themed gallery.

Antonia, tell us about yourself and your art.
“It's not easy to talk about myself. What have I to say about my person? Not much... really. I like photography and I like to photograph. I love to photograph old churches when I'm in Denmark. Or ships in the harbor... often details. Not the big ones, I prefer little old boats of the local fishermen. I like to photograph old cars and colorful flowers. I love art from the 1920s to today, I love a lot of the german BAUHAUS and their Master like Kandinsky, Alberts or Lazlo Moholy-Nagy.”

What are you doing currently?
“I try to photograph a bit. At the moment I deal with cyanotype. It fascinates me...”

What is your inspiration for art in world?
“I do what I do because I like to do it. When one in a million likes it... I'm happy.”

Thank you so much for your interview, Ms. Ling. We love your ongoing contributions to The Factory.
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.

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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.

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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: 10 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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My Reviews

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!

Glamour Isle Welcome Center

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

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