An experimental video game powered by Tezos and an exhibition by leading artist Gabriel Massan

This summer, Serpentine will push the boundaries of arts and technology – with a game powered by Tezos and an immersive exhibition, by a new generation of leading Brazilian artists.

Massan’s collaborators include vocalist and music producer LYZZA, who designed elements of the soundscape and created a soundtrack based on the game, inspired by themes in each level. The project and exhibition are curated by Serpentine’s Arts Technologies, and is conceptualised by artist Gabriel Massan. Gabriel Massan’s practice often involves collaborations with musicians as they have also worked with Portuguese electronic music producer Trikk, by contributing vocals to  a genre-blending, digi-funk song called ‘Mata Mata’.

The exhibition will offer an access point to play the game on bespoke stations designed by Massan to resemble sculptures from Third World. The exhibition is envisioned as a real-time and responsive environment, featuring tactile and social installations with sound, light, gaming stations and screens displayed in the space. Influenced by the character’s navigation into the game, the gallery will represent the navigation of the game’s character FUNFUN.

The project continues Serpentine Arts Technologies’ commitment to Gaming, Blockchain and Web3 following the publication of the Future Art Ecosystems research report.

Live elements will also feature: performances from invited artists, reflecting research into ancestral knowledge and sociopolitics. A programme of live events will accompany the exhibition and game.

Plan your visit to Serpentine

Barbara Chase-Riboud: Infinite Folds at Serpentine North (11 October 2022 – 10 April 2023).

Atta Kwami: Maria Lassnig Prize Mural at Serpentine North Garden (6 September 2022 – 3 September 2023).

Serpentine South is currently closed for the installation of our next exhibition.

For updates on live and community programmes, visit website or follow @SerpentineUK

Serpentine relies on donations to keep our exhibitions and programmes free.

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