Week 3 - Keiken have been busy this week building the Metaport, and they’ve sent another update on their progress:
Keiken - Week 2
This week we have really been looking into subverting the process of security in airports. We have been looking a lot into appropriating nature and how that is embedded into the Metaport. So far we have taken a lot of inspiration from ancient stones, ancient practices and insects. The capitalist architecture of the Metaport very much takes from the beauty of what it does not own, but does it understand it?
Keiken - our Virtual Artists in Residence, sent us their first update as they build a virtual space called - the Metaport. Keep up with their progress each week!
"This week we have begun creating the Metaport, with such a big structure it is hard to know where to begin.
We have focused a lot on security. First looking at it in a more literal way. Asking questions like, what new security measures will be placed due to COVID-19? What security measures have been placed emotionally since COVID -19, in a societal way?
We have been thinking about about future bio technology and in the future how non-organic materials could grow in the same way as nature, like a plant, tree, organisms."
Visuals by Ryan Vautier.
We are extending the residency of artist collective, Keiken.
Keiken is a collaborative cross-dimensional practice based across Cornwall, London and Berlin. The core members Hana Omori, Isabel Ramos and Tanya Cruz met at Falmouth University and started collaborating as Keiken in 2015, taking their name from the Japanese word for experience. Following on from their recent collaboration with CGI artist George Jasper Stone on Feel My Metaverse; a CGI film staged immersive installation for Collaborate! at Jerwood Arts, Keiken come to Aspex to continue their experimentation with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
Follow Keiken on Instagram: @_keiken_
Collective Futures Part 1
Keiken have been hosting Collective Futures, a 6 week programme of workshops sharing digital skills in film editing and Augmented Reality software. The participants have contributed to an exhibition of work, documenting the process of the workshops & the filters they have created. To find more about this, Click Here.
Image credit: Keiken + George Jasper Stone, Feel My Metaverse (Pando), 2019. Created for Jerwood Collaborate!, supported by Jerwood Arts.