On November 29, leading-edge cultural institution Aorist and non-profit art organization Faena Art co-present two dynamic, experiential exhibitions by Random International and Quayola during Miami Art Week 2022. In a vivacious fusion of technology and human connection, Random International’s “Living Room” utilizes web3 in an immersive light-based work which presents space as an evolving and “living” work of art. Quayola’s visionary “Effets de Soir” translates the bewitching evolution of nature’s tones at dusk and dawn into scientific works of impressionism.
“Living Room” debuts in a custom-built Faena Beach pavilion in Miami. The exhibition welcomes visitors into a luminous, ever-changing architectural realm where fog, sound, and light react to the activity of its guests. Motion sensors capture and record individual’s movements in looped video which can then be collected as an NFT on the Aorist marketplace. After presenting in Miami, the exhibition will begin an international tour of museums and premier art institutions. As “Living Room” continues to evolve, its accumulated visual data will be archived and minted as an NFT—the first of its kind.
“I have always been drawn to new forms of art that blur the boundaries of a wide spectrum of disciplines,” said Co-founder and Chief Cultural Strategist of Aorist, Ximena Caminos. “Living Room is just that, an exercise of artistic co-creation with the machine, where the input is the interaction with the physical installation and the output is the unique data on the blockchain. By creating this type of cross-disciplinary experience, Aorist champions artists to explore new territories while building new models to experience art and ignite imagination.”
Multimedia artist Quayola’s dynamic video series will be on view through January 8 in the Faena Art Project Room in Miami Beach. Through high-resolution photography, the artist captures the immaculate gardens of 10th-century French Castle Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Taken at night beneath artificial spotlights, the floral artworks can be seen in breathtaking new light by way of special computer software which analyzes and rearranges its visuals. In celebration of biodiversity, a percentage of proceeds from both forward-thinking presentations will help to support The ReefLine, a public underwater sculpture park and artificial reef which provides safe haven for endangered organisms.