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.
A large format print, We are at the end of Something (2020) draws compositional inspiration from classical paintings, such as The School of Athens (1509-1511) by Raphael. Composing numerous figures from within the Metaport, a trans-reality transport hub, this new edition brings together human, animal and machine into a single rumination on travel, escape and the potential of virtual realities in the face of climate extinction.
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.