Accept the Gift

This is my traditional Christmas post.

First posted 12/11/2016 as The Night Bobby Found Christ in an Abandoned Subway Car.

I imagined a modern Nativity and saw a homeless kid who finds the abandoned Christ child in an old subway car.

Will he accept the burden of this gift?

An avatar that represents an alternate named Bobby is shown finding the Christ child in an abandoned subway car
A homeless youth finds the abandoned Christ child in an unused subway car.

I got the idea for the subway car from Dark Days, a documentary made in the 1990’s about a tribe of homeless people who live in the abandoned subway tunnels of New York.

I used VR to make a video of it.

I use two photo-shopped frames from the documentary as an homage to it.

I first came up with this idea in 2011 but didn’t have the skill I needed
to make a video work the way I envisioned it.

I was going to remake the video for this Christmas but had a soul sucking
bout of the  flu that still lingers.

The video works but I see ways to make it better so I WILL remake the video
for next Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the World!

May we find our way back to reason and light.

I’ll see you guys after Christmas.

The video is a series high-resolution panels staged and shot in virtual reality and processed in multiple apps.

I cropped a cover of Silent Night  found at the Internet Archives.

To the best of my knowledge the recording is in the public domain.

Rob Goldstein 2016-2018
Revised 2018

Under the Sea: A Virtual Art Show on Teagan’s Books

You are invited to join me and Teagan at Teagan’s Books for a virtual art show— Under the Sea, all next weekend, beginning September 21st.

Invitation to a virtual art show on Teagan's Books
Invitation by Teagan R. Geneviene and Rob Goldstein

Come for the art and the mermaids and be sure to share your links.

Illustration of Cornelus Drebble by Rob Goldstein
Cornelus Drebble And the Sea Witch

 

Graphic Designs (C) Rob Goldstein 2018

Cornelus Drebble Copyright © 2015 and 2018 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Hullaba Lulu, The Tacit Slip

The weekly companion video for episodes of Hullaba Lulu evolved from
games of playing ‘what if’ with Teagan; what if Tesla shows up at the
pyramid or what if Lulu channels the Egyptian goddess, Isis?

This week Lulu winds up in Egypt and meets the mysterious
Nikola Tesla.

Virtual Reality photo of an avatar in the character of Tesla
Nikola Teslaish

I mean, what if?

Get the scoop on Teagan’s Books.

Virtual Reality photo of an avatars staging a scene of Tesla reviving Valentino
Somewhere, a camel dreams of more, Tesla said to no one in particular

(c) Rob Goldstein 2018

Hullaba Lulu: and the Women Wicky Wacky, Woo

It’s Jazz Age Wednesdays and time for Chapter 5.2 of Hullaba Lulu
on Teagan’s Books.

For this week’s video, I mixed animation with still shots and set it to
and excerpt from Nagasaki, performed in 1928 by the Ipana Troubadours.

Where are cheeseburgers as good as money?

An illustration for Hullaba Lulu on Teagan's Books that depicts a young women sitting in front of an automat vending machine surrounded by cheeseburgers
Cheeseburgers are as good as money

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 5.2