Virtual reality sorcery. AI-generated art. Immersive music performance with frickin’ laser beams. Singapore’s first NFT art showcase. Proudly presented by UltraSuperNew Gallery, Mischief Makers and Crypto Art WeekAsia, FUTURE SPACE takes you on an epic journey into the metaverse. Open your eyes to an eye-opening showcase of cutting-edge digital artworks curated by Crypto Art Week Asia(CAWA). Immerse yourself in a jaw-dropping live performance of experimental sound and innovative visual production by radarboy3000, Mantravine and Mischief Makers that is Luminescence. Come unprepared for a mind-warping virtual reality gallery experience, COUNTERPLACE+, courtesy the artist Jo Ho. Take a peek into Andreas Schlegel’s ever-so-meeting Machine Dreams that generate themselves. Question your existence on the digital realm with Doppelgänger by Kapilan Naidu. Transcend yourself through a breathtaking trip beyond reality on Cryptovoxels. Inspire your wretched soul with artist talks on the topics of crypto art, AI and new media explorations to reimagine what a “space” could be. Could you be in three places at once? FUTURE SPACE says yes and know. Be wowed by reality - virtual, physical, metaphysical and metaphorical. Tell everyone you know, and don’t know.COVID-19 regulations will be strictly adhered to, with temperature-taking and Trace Together required. Bookings for visits can be made through Calendly with links and details available on the FUTURE SPACE official Facebook event page.
About the Artists
Andreas Schlegel is a new media artist with a background in Design and Media Arts, where his artistic practice focuses on using new technologies to seek new forms of expression. His research explores the potential of computational and generative processes, physical computing and human-computer interactions, i.e. the study of interaction between people and computers, in artistic and everyday life situations. Andreas has several years of experience in the creative industries in Germany. He is also a practicing artist who has exhibited his individual and collaborative works internationally. Jo Ho is an artist working with imaginations of digital and physical spaces that question the role of creativity and agency in our increasingly automated world where views of “machine as tool” and “machine as creator” are being challenged.
Jo uses emerging digital technologies to practice a range of modes in space-making, some of which include speculative fiction and visuals using machine learning, virtual reality, and large-scale projections. Jo’s recent visual works are collaborative efforts where the decision-making in the visual direction of each work alternates between Jo and popular machine learning framework GAN. The visual language of these works live between the built and the natural environment, amorphous and discrete forms, and hand-crafted and computer-generated images. Her work often reflects on the ways in which we perceive and learn from patterns from our surroundings and explores the persisting question of being human in an age of ubiquitous autonomous machines. Kapilan Naidu is a media artist, designer, creative technologist and music producer. His fascination with blending art, design and technology, usually results in works that span across various creative disciplines. Kapilan’s works often use digital interactivity and real-time data as mediums to address the complex socio-cultural relationship humans have with technology. While he is not busy tinkering with the latest gizmos, Kapilan enjoys sharing about the constantly evolving digital design landscape. He is especially passionate about promoting the adoption of ArtTech in Singapore, as well as conceptualizing new and exciting ways to bring compelling digital experiences to cultural institutions and retail venues alike.
radarboy3000 is a South African experimental new media artist who uses generative design and data sculpture to craft experiences, installations, AV performances and now cryptoArt. He is South Africa's most awarded digital artist, working with some of the world's biggest brands including Disney, Cartier, Coca Cola, Audi, Lucky Strike, American Express, and Singapore Airlines. Crypto Art Week Asia (CAWA) is a not-for-profit, artist endeavor that aims to strengthen and forge bonds within the Asian artist community with a vision to engage the general public and with the nascent crypto artscene by promoting Asian-based artists in Asia and abroad. CAWA will be showcasing a selection of Southeast Asian (SEA) crypto-artworks virtually and online curated by @radarboy3000 as a teaser showcase at FUTURESPACE. Mischief Makers is an experiential design & production lab specializing in interactive touch, experimental spaces, multimedia content, special events, installations and 3D Mapping. The collective* uses interactive surfaces, digital media, installations and projection mapping to generate unique touch-points for brands and audiences, blending digital visual spaces with physical activity to create startling experiences. As incorrigible tinkerers, street rascals and provocateurs, these Mischief Makers are always pushing the envelope to stimulate the senses in unexpected, empowering ways.