PYLON is excited to present the online exhibition INTROJECTION by artist collective Keiken, starting on August 1, 2022.
Keiken creates a speculative world through filmmaking, gaming, installation, extended reality (XR), blockchain and performance. By these varied mediums they explore how societal introjection governs the way we feel, think and perceive.
The artist collective, co-founded by Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos is based between London and Berlin, comes from mixed diasporic backgrounds (Mexican, Japanese, European, Jewish). The collective’s title is taken from the Japanese word for experience; the lived experience being an idea at the core of their artistic practice.
They are collaboratively building and imagining a Metaverse to simulate new structures and ways of existing and to sample possible futures. As an immersive virtual space of multiple worlds, the Metaverse allows Keiken to become architects and collaborators of the future and to interfuse our perception of reality as an attempt to transcend all that is believed to be known.
The exhibition is on view until August 25 and is kindly supported by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen*.
* Die Ausstellung wird unterstützt durch die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.
Die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen wird mitfinanziert durch Steuermittel auf der Grundlage des vom Sächsischen Landtag beschlossenen Haushaltes.
Built within a game engine, FEEL MY METAVERSE is set in a not too distant future where the climate crisis has rendered the Earth uninhabitable. Corporation Alipay promptly disseminated life units. Inside these life units, humans live in a Metaverse of virtual worlds; worlds that feel as real as the Earth. To survive in these virtual worlds, humans must earn points to keep their base bodies alive.
Analysing contemporary belief systems, the work plays on our understanding of reality and the idea that we can create our own future through the stories we collectively believe in. It contemplates how individuals can be required to trust, suffer and live in realities that they intuitively disagree with. The work critiques the disconnection of monopolising desires of corporate and futurist visions in relation to inequality and the climate crisis. It also explores technology as an emancipatory tool, deconstructing physical limitations through sensory understanding and elevating unheard voices.
'Feel My Metaverse' has been realised in collaboration with George Jasper Stone.