TPG Fri Late: Omoiyari by Keiken X Gabriel Massan

6:00pm, Fri 20 May 2022

Join us for the opening of Omoiyari - Keiken X Gabriel Massan's new Augmented Reality commission for Open Space

A highly computer generated image of the top of an otherworldly figure, covered in reflective translucent materials

TPG Fri Late: Omoiyari by Keiken X Gabriel Massan

6:00pm, Fri 20 May 2022

Join us for the opening of Omoiyari - Keiken X Gabriel Massan's new Augmented Reality commission for Open Space

This event is part of our Past Programme

Keiken and Gabriel Massan will introduce their new commission for Open Space with curator Zaiba Jabbar, founder of HERVISIONS

Omoiyari, the Japanese word for compassion, comprises a series of posters installed on the streets around the gallery and an interactive AR filter. The series documents a range of otherworldly avatars, with each poster acting as a portrait encapsulating a fragment of time, capturing each avatar in a freeze frame mid-motion.

Open Space is an Augmented Reality initiative comprised of artist commissions and a mentoring programme for young artists (aged 18-24).

There will be free entry to all exhibitions during the evening. 

At 18:30 Jon Uriarte, curator of the digital programmes, and Zaiba Jabbar, collaborative curator for Open Space will introduce the programme, followed by a short presentation of the commission by artists Keiken and Gabriel Massan.

A highly computer generated image of the top of an otherwordly figure, covered in reflective translucent materials

Biographies

Keiken are a collaborative practice, co-founded by artists Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos in 2015, who frequently work with multiple collaborators. Based between London and Berlin, they come from mixed diasporic backgrounds (Mexican/Japanese/European/Jewish). They are building a collective shared space of virtual worlds, a Metaverse. Keiken, the Japanese word for experience, create speculative worlds, using moving-image, CGI, gaming software, installation, virtual and augmented reality, programming and performance to merge the physical and digital. Their work simulates new structures and ways of existing, exploring how societal introjection governs the way we feel, think and perceive.

Keiken are a winner of the inaugural Chanel Next Prize. They recently became residents at Somerset House, London. Recent selected exhibitions include: 2nd Thailand Biennale, Korat (TH); House of Electronic Arts HEK, Basel (CH); Francisco Carolinum, Linz (AU); 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice (IT); Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo (JP) (2021); FACT, Liverpool (UK); HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (DE); transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW, Berlin (DE) (2020); Institute of Contemporary Arts ICA, London (UK); Jerwood Arts, London (UK) (2019).  

 

Gabriel Massan (b.1996 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Berlin-based mixed-format digital artist. Combining storytelling and world-building techniques, Massan creates and narrates situations of inequality simulated by the life performances of his digital sculptures in a virtual environment. The former video artist has an interest in investigating the notions of strangeness and ignorance in the imaginary of the Third World concept. His work includes 3D animation, digital sculpting and painting, single-player games, virtual and augmented reality.

Gabriel was a 2019 resident at ETOPIA - Center for Art & Technology, invited artist of the 2020 "IMS Convida" program at Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), selected for the Circa "Class Of 2021" program in partnership with Dazed, a 2022 commissioned artist by the "Artist World" series at Serpentine Galleries and a contributor of the "Rotten TV"