For the last Online Studio Visits of the year (December 10), we have invited Keiken collective and Matteo Zamagni to introduce us to their otherworldly realities. Taking place on December 10, this edition explores their practices as they narrate speculative futures that are rooted in current world issues. Their works – often taking the shape of multimedia installations or performances – merge CGI techniques and VR/AR/XR experiences to facilitate momentary repositions concerning the complex interrelations of nature, technology, society, and politics. Join us for an evening of magical worldbuilding.
In a physically-distanced-accepted form, FIBER Online Studio Visits are a unique opportunity to gain an insight into artistic making processes and learn about the wide variety of contemporary artistic practises in digital culture. We will visit two studios every month, where together with the creators we will explore their work processes and the way they adapt to the current COVID-19 reality.
Online Studio Visits
December 10, 8 – 9:30 PM
Keiken is cross-disciplinary collaborative practice, co-founded by artists Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos in 2015, they frequently work with multiple collaborators. Based between London and Berlin, they come from mixed diasporic backgrounds: Mexican, Japanese, European and Jewish. Keiken – Japanese for experience – create speculative worlds.
They merge the physical and digital – “phygital” – using CGI technologies, gaming software, installation, virtual/augmented reality, programming and gamified performance. Simulating new structures and ways of existing they explore how societal introjection governs the way we feel, think and perceive. Recent projects include a solo exhibition ‘Augmented Empathy’ at FACT and performance/installations at Ars Electronica, Mira.Mov, transmediale, ICA, Frankfurter Kunstverein and König Galerie.
MATTEO ZAMAGNI (UK)
Matteo Zamagni is an London based-artist working across visual arts, multimedia installations, film production, and electronic music. His works critically explore the complexities of crises that characterize a contemporary epoch of planetary-scale environmental, economic, and social upheaval. Through audio-visual projects like ‘Thought Experiment’ – in collaboration with musicians object blue & TSVI – Matteo often reinterprets a human-machine driven natural aesthetic that is complemented by his experimentation with immersive AV experiences.
He will introduce the framework he created for this video and future performances during this visit. Matteo’s work also extends into a music project called Seven Orbits, where he makes use of an array of post-club stimuli and AV live sets to alter states and push the boundaries of audience perception. Most recent projects have been shown at Mira Festival, Gazelli Art House, Anise Gallery, and Aesthetica Film Festival.
This event is supported by the Amsterdam Fund of the Arts