In a new series of prints, produced from their 5 channel video installation Metaverse: We are at the end of something (2020), Keiken x Ryan Vautier present new images created within their expansive world building practice.
Composed to capture a digital lens flare, Battle of Reality (2020) demonstrates the experimental nature of Keiken use of virtual cameras when filming within a computational environment. Depicting a hybrid creature, part horse, part machine, the edition is framed by delicate blossom petals, pointing to the painterly manner with which Keiken approaches the creation of each element within a film.
Metaverse: We are at the end of something (2020) was first screened at MIRA, a digital arts festival held annually in Barcelona since 2011, and an online gamified experience version of the project has recently opened with the Yerevan Biennale. It was produced by Keiken with Ryan Vautier and Sakeema Crook.