Characters & Locations

Part 3

Amsterdam USA Italy

( Breaking Though The Simulation )

2005 - 2009

In April 2006 Loid was invited by a friend to join him in Amsterdam for a weekend.

In a small hotel room Loid had an experience that didn't have a beginning or end. The experience didn't last for minutes or hours or days... it lasted FOREVER.


Sometimes even now and just for a moment it can be felt. Loid is still inside the Infinite Melting Hotel Room in Amsterdam... and all of reality is an illusion.


Nothing was ever the same after Amsterdam.


Amsterdam

April 2006

Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Wooden Shoes

Amsterdam

Back Ally with Bird

Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal with street art

Amsterdam

Public urinal

Kevin Creed in Amsterdam

My friend who invited me to Amsterdam for the weekend

Amsterdam

House being held up by a wooden pole

Amsterdam

Hand on breast with lock between cobble stones

The Flag and Symbol of Amsterdam

The Flag and Symbol of Amsterdam

Amsterdam's "Red Light" District

Amsterdam's "Red Light" District

The Magic Mushroom Gallery in Amsterdam

The Magic Mushroom Gallery

Amsterdam Purchased Mushrooms with "Facts and Tips" 2006

Purchased Mushrooms with "Facts and Tips"

The video and photographs were taken by my friend who invited me to Amsterdam for a weekend in April 2006.

Loid Larson insideThe Infinite Melting Hotel Room in Amsterdam
Loid Larson insideThe Infinite Melting Hotel Room in Amsterdam


New York

2005 - 2006

New York, Manhattan by Loid Larson

Manhattan 4 Years After 9/11

Friend Dancing at a Manhattan Nightclub

Friends Dancing at a Manhattan Nightclub

Loid In Wonderland - Central Park, New York

Loid In Wonderland - Central Park, New York

Like any normal day until the chest pains began

38 years old and recovering from his Heart Attack

Recovering in a hospital in Manhattan

Circola della Domenica with Loid Larson, Giovanni Casadei, Jacob Bear & Cristina

Circola della Domenica

Subway at Christopher Street in Greenwich Village

Circola della Domenica with Loid Larson, Giovanni Casadei, Jacob Bear & Cristina

GO HOME TOURISTS

New York, Manhattan Night

Can almost see the hospital in The Village where Loid lost him


California Arizona

2005 - 2006

America in Iraq

America in Iraq, Santa Monica, California

Americans Dead in Iraq, Santa Monica, California

My Boss's 2nd Exhibition in Los Angeles

LIGHTRAY

Calling Gio from Los Angeles

Circola della Domenica with Loid Larson, Giovanni Casadei, Jacob Bear & Cristina

Circola della Domenica

Giovanni Casadei & Oscar Ibarra

Wiggin Out

Friends at a Circle K in Phoenix

The first time. September 2006 Phoenix

Los Angeles Sunset


Rimini, Italy

2007 - 2009

Grattacielo di Rimini (Skyscraper of Rimini) in Italy by Loid Larson

After wandering the Earth most of his adult life, never staying in one place for more than a couple years, the 24th floor of the Grattacielo di Rimini (Skyscraper of Rimini) in Italy was supposed to become Loid's 'permanent' home...

Rimini, Italy by Loid Larson

View of Rimini, Italy from the balcony of Loid and his boyfriend's new home. ( To the right side is the 2000 year old Roman Tibris Bridge )

Home renovation in progress on the 24th floor of the Grattacielo di Rimini (Skyscraper of Rimini)

Another Brick Off The Wall

Rehearsing something. Always something.

Raised platform complete

Loid Larson & Giovanni Casadei at Grattacielo di Rimini (Skyscraper of Rimini)

On the Balcony above Rimini

24th Floor above Rimini, Italy was the home of Giovanni Casadei & Loid Larson

Home Restoration Complete. Even then it seemed like a dream. Now it seems completely unreal.

The LIVING ROOM

The PLAYERS setting the stage in our living room and throughout various apartments in the Skyscraper of Rimini for the SOLD OUT theatrical extravaganza CAMPANELLI "Door Bells".

Loid's desk in his studio on the 24th floor of the Skyscraper of Rimini.  Gustav Klimt inspired acrylic on wood board.

Loid's desk in his studio on the 24th floor of the Skyscraper of Rimini. Gustav Klimt inspired acrylic on wood board.

Picnic above Rimini

An Italian Psychologist

Loid's Italian Psychologist

An Italian Psychologist Above Rimini

An Italian Psychologist Above Rimini

In your 30s all your friends start to have babies

In your 30s all your friends start to have babies

Gio and another friend's baby

Rimini, Italy TANGO

Tango Party Above Rimini, Italy

Night view from the balcony on the 24th floor of the Skyscraper of Rimini with 2000 year old Roman Tibris Bridge by Loid Larson

Night view from the balcony on the 24th floor of the Skyscraper of Rimini with 2000 year old Roman Tibris Bridge

Chris Jacobson, Chris Jay, Christopher David Jacobson

Loid's Guardian Angel

Cocoricò Nightclub in Riccione, Italy.  LaRie & Gio Dancing to the DJ set up in the woman's restroom at Cocoricò Nightclub, Riccione

LaRie & Gio Dancing to the DJ set up in the woman's restroom at Cocoricò Nightclub, Riccione

Chris Jacobson, Chris Jay, Christopher David Jacobson

Loid's oldest friend experiencing The Technological Singularity above Rimini, Italy

Loid's beautiful friend getting an outfit for The Costume Party

Choosing for The Costume Party

Rimini, Italy The Skyscraper of Rimini and Loid Larson (Grattacielo di Rimini)

The Skyscraper of Rimini and Loid (Grattacielo di Rimini)

Coast of the Adriatic Sea seen from Loid's studio on the 24th floor of the Grattacielo di Rimini (Skyscraper of Rimini) at night looking south with train station below.

Coast of the Adriatic Sea seen from Loid's studio on the 24th floor of the Grattacielo di Rimini (Skyscraper of Rimini) at night looking south with train station below.

Before the New Years Eve Party 2007/2008

Guest Dancing at New Years Eve Party 2007/2008

Guests Dancing at the New Years Eve Party 2007/2008

Rimini, Italy New Years Eve Party 2007/2008

Wating for Fireworks at the window of Loid's studio. New Years Eve Party 2007/2008

Rimini, Italy

New Years Eve Party 2007/2008

2 Italian Psychologists Skyping at Loid's desk at the New Years Eve Party 2007/2008

Loid's Argentine Best Friend with Tao X 3

Tao, Giovanni Casadei and Loid Larson 2008 Grattacielo di Rimini

Seriously WTF was that supposed to mean painted in black above our bed?

Photo credit Chico de Luigi

Loid larson and The Technological Singularity

A Void of Loids

In 2008 Loid began having a series of severe Panic Attacks. The stress of the attacks began to form cracks in his relationship to everyone around him.

24th floor of The Skyscraper of Rimini ( Grattacielo di Rimini )

Loid's studio on the 24th floor of The Skyscraper of Rimini ( Grattacielo di Rimini )

The Skyscraper of Rimini at night ( Grattacielo di Rimini ) by Loid Larson

The Skyscraper of Rimini at night ( Grattacielo di Rimini )

Loid had been living most of the 2000s in Italy as an illegal alien which complicated his lifelong struggle with paranoia.

Loid Larson www.loidlarson.com

Loid experiencing Zen Psychosis as THE TOWER starts to collapse

The Tower Tarot card

THE TOWER (Tarot Card) .--Misery, distress, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception, ruin,. It is a card in particular of unforeseen catastrophe. Reversed: Negligence, absence, distribution, carelessness, apathy, nullity, vanity

On The 24th Floor Walking Away From It All

Video of Loid and his best friend's last road trip together in Italy

Rimini, Italy, loid larson

Last view from Loid's studio window before leaving Italy forever

Rimini, Italy and The Technological Singularity with Paulo Delricco & Loid Larson

Loid and his best friend from Argentina saying goodbye.

24 floors above Rimini, Italy they would talk endlessly about Space and Time and about the approaching Technological Singularity,

The Technological Singularity, Credi Nel Computer, Believe in the Computer, Italian Graffiti

"Believe in the Computer" - Italian Graffiti

is the theory that all of reality, including the Earth and the universe could be in fact an artificial simulation — for example by quantum computer simulation — indistinguishable from “true” reality. It could contain conscious minds which may or may not be fully aware that they are living inside a simulation. This is a proposed technology so advanced that it would seem realistic enough to convince its inhabitants the simulation was real.

Simulated reality