Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Serpentine Galleries - Event Today: Enter the Artist's World

YOUR INVITATION TO ENTER THE ARTIST'S WORLD

“Once you choose to open the door, then you’ve accepted a virtual space and an impossible new world. You’re giving in…maybe the walls dissolve, maybe there are two suns, maybe a flower becomes the size of a skyscraper and there are no limits to what you can expose the body to once people have opened that door.” 

– Jakob Kudsk Steensen
To encounter the immersive virtual landscapes and meditative soundscapes of Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen is to be transported into a new world.
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VIRTUAL EVENTS

Two upcoming virtual events provide an opportunity to learn more about immersive experiences, advanced technologies and the creative concepts that power new digital art works.

ARTIST TALK

TODAY (WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY), 5pm GMT / 12pm EST

Join a live conversation with Jakob Kudsk Steensen and Serpentine Senior Strategist at Large, Ben Vickers, as they discuss simulating nature, immersive story-telling and multi-player game worlds.

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LIVESTREAM 

TUESDAY 16 MARCH, 6.30PM

Join a live-streamed, multi-player, immersive event with Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Rindon Johnson, Alenda Chang and Mikkel Rosengaard located in a new version of Steensen’s 2016 work Primal Tourism.

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Here we take a deeper look at some of the artist’s key influences...

SCIENCE FICTION 


Drawing inspiration from science fiction writers like Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation, Wonderbook), Steensen uses technology to create alternative realities grounded in real ecologies that are carefully blended with imaginary ecosystems.

ECOLOGY & SLOW MEDIA


Inspired by ecological science-fiction and scientific research, Steensen harnesses the effects of the philosophy of “slow media”, whereby he uses the technological to foster attention rather than distraction.

 

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PREVIOUS COLLABORATIONS WITH STEENSEN

CATHARSIS (2020)

We presented Catharsis by Steensen as part of global public art project, CONNECT, BTS, a series of major art projects open free to the public in five cities on four continents initiated by South Korean pop group BTS.

Catharsis immerses audiences within a digital simulation of a re-imagined old-growth forest, a forest that has developed undisturbed over hundreds of years.

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THE DEEP LISTENER (2019)

Created by Steensen, this audio-visual ecological expedition through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park was a journey to both see and hear five of London’s species: London plane trees, bats, parakeets, azure blue damselflies and reedbeds.

This was selected as the first Serpentine Augmented Architecture commission made in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture and Sir David Adjaye OBE. 

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Whitechapel Gallery Editions - New Artists' Edition: Cecily Brown

 

Limited Editions

New artists' edition by Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown
Night's Noontime
, 2020
Copperplate etching
65.5 x 91 cm 
Edition of 30, signed and numbered

Launch price (unframed): £2500 
Members' price: £2250 

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