“Where’ve You Been?” Visits the Birdlight Cinema

At 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day, tune in for Episode 6 of “Where’ve You Been?” — our twice-month­ly series on things to do and places to see on the Sec­ond Life Grid, with Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Elrik Mer­lin. In this episode we dis­cov­er a unique minia­ture movie the­atre where you can watch a full pro­gramme of short films, many award-winning.

Flo­ra Sper­ling lives in Ger­many, and brings her love of cin­e­ma and imag­i­na­tion to her two cin­e­mas in Sec­ond Life: Bird­light and Bir­dolu­moj.  The venues present twin pro­grams from the best of short ani­ma­tion fea­tures, chang­ing every fortnight.

Flo­ra has pro­duced some videos in SL her­self, includ­ing one that cel­e­brates the anniver­sary of Bir­dolu­moj Cin­e­ma’s home on Auro­ro Island, last win­ter. “I have pro­duced a few more videos. Their qual­i­ty is not of first class, I must admit. But it is fun!” Flo­ra humbly admits.

“I have a very spe­cial under­stand­ing about the rela­tion between imag­i­na­tion and real­i­ty. For me, imag­i­na­tion is of high­er val­ue than so-called real­i­ty. In this way I can man­age my so-called real­i­ty much better.

“This is per­haps the rea­son why movies have always fas­ci­nat­ed me. And maybe it’s also why I find Sec­ond Life so fascinating.”

Begin­ning April 15, Flo­ra plans to offer:

BRUSH (3:37)

A paint­ing fox has a crush on his neigh­bor. When he tries to hide this, his paint­ings come to life.

✿ Love Comedy

SPRING (7:44)

A shep­herd girl & her dog face ancient spir­its in order to revive the cycle of life.

✿ Poet­ic. Visu­al­ly stunning


A calm dystopi­an mas­ter­piece that has won sev­er­al awards. An old man lives a lone­ly life under the dark shad­ows of indus­tri­al smog. One day he receives a mys­te­ri­ous pack­age which gives him the abil­i­ty to change his environment.

✿ Pow­er Imagination

Bird­light Cinema

Bir­dolu­moj Cinema

Flo­ra Sper­ling Blog: My Sec­ond Life Scroll