Berlin-based artist Carla Chan will present her AR and immersive works in New York, Hong Kong and Berlin
Space Beyond is a generative artwork that manifests a morphing lightscape driven by real-time online weather data. Bridging the longevity of the internet and the spirit of blockchain technology, this ever-evolving artwork is minted as a NFT, and envisioned to continue to develop as the seemingly unchanging natural world fades away.
Chan's awareness of the urgent concerns of climate change and the loss of glaciers in particular is the reason why part of the proceeds from the NFT sales will be donated to ETH Zurich’s Department of Glaciology.
The work embodies the notion of disappearance. As the climate becomes more extreme on a planetary scale, the growing populations around the world are at the same time the source of the problem and the receiving end of the devastating effect, both to blame and to pity. Addressing these macro relations between nature and human agency, the artwork transforms real-time weather and demographic data online into an ethereal state of meteorological representations. Be it rain or snow, the disappearance of a familiar climate is signified through the disappearing visual of weather events.
Just like the ever-advancing development of new technologies, Chan considers digital art as a medium of limitless artistic expression. Her full potential is shown in her AR-integrated works, which will be on display at various exhibitions on three continents.
- Official launch at Frieze New York – 18th May - Drop start at 11am (USA-NY)
- Exhibition showcased at Frieze New York 18th – 22nd May 2022
- Exhibition continuous @ Art Basel Hong Kong - Tai Kwun Museum 23rd May – 1st Jun 2022
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About Carla Chan
Carla Chan is a media artist from Hong Kong and currently based in Berlin. She works with a variety of media including video installation, interactive media, virtual and augmented reality, of which the time-based medium through computational processes is vital to her practice. Much like the never-ending development of new technologies, her approach to media art challenges the conventional perception of new media interface with ever-evolving possibilities for artistic expressions.
Chan’s recent works focus on the digital representation of nature. Fusing the poetics in both nature and digital technologies, her work creates a virtual space for contemplation. Minimal in style, her works blend physical and digital elements into a hybrid form of materiality, blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion, figure and abstraction.
Chan has been exhibited regionally and internationally including Hong Kong Museum of Art (HK), ZKM (DE), Asia Society Hong Kong (HK), Art Basel (HK), Frieze NY (US), Today Art Museum (CN), and more. She has been awarded Toy Berlin Masters Award (DE) and Young Artist Award (Media Arts) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. Her works have been collected in M+ Museum (HK) and the Burger Collection (CH/HK).
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