YAIR seeks to preserve digital cultural heritage, standardize ownership and provide free public access to digital artworks. From video & photography to VR & AR, YAIR is working across all digital media, building a secure, convenient, standardized and tokenized ecosystem for the digital arts on a blockchain infrastructure.
To do this, YAIR is establishing a foundation with a community of experts in the field of contemporary art. Through it, artists, collectors and institutions can join forces to build a platform that will pave the way for a new generation of digital artists. The YAIR foundation will actively promote new media arts via exhibitions and PR to support international digital artists in sharing their work and to engage with the latest tech, enabling them to truly unleash the power of the digital arts.
YAIR is creating new ownership models for collectors by using blockchain to sell participation rights (via tokens) for an emerging economy of artwork IP licensing. A new form of art collecting in the digital era is about to be unleashed.
Wu Juehui (CN)
bitTOWER is inspired by the ouroboros, one in which every element of the installation acts serves as a visual metaphor for something. The scaffold matrix creates a space with a limited mass, as though the epidermis of the excessively expanding city had been torn apart, exposing its internal organs. The cycle of lights acts as a moon and sun, with shadows of mottled steel pipes expanding the borders of the matrix. The interplay of lights and projected digital images creates a virtual world that’s swiftly shifting between night and day. The spiral cases inside the matrix overlap and, just like the ˟ouroboros˟, begins where it also ends. The immersive environment opens a wormhole into another dimension for the audience, with the synesthetic ceremony leading to a sense of reverie.
Julius von Bismarck (DE)
Calle 22 is Julius von Bismarck’s documentation of the street of the same name in Bogotá, Colombia. With a high-speed camera and a spotlight, he shoots over 2500 frames per second during a high-speed car along its south side at night. This takes him from the prosperous parts of town to its poor quarters, allowing him to present urban development in a very compressed space, and to reflect on the city’s political process by travellikng down a single road.
Robert Montgomery (UK)
A memorial fire-poem to Wyndham Lewis at the point in which the River Thames, having left London, meets the North Sea. This work is both a ceremonial elegy to Lewis (an important figure in British Modernism and the editor of the concrete poetry journal BLAST) and an updating of his phrase “Enemies of the Stars” for the age of ecological crisis. It seems that we have now all become the enemies of the icebergs and the stars…
Yan Lei (CN)
Rêverie Reset is a system that expands on Yan Lei’s practice of dissolving images into concepts. The video-installation makes use of cutting-edge computational systems and networking technologies in order to reaffirm the artist’s notion of the artificiality of representation and the irrelevance of the image.
Maria Marshall (CH/UK)
Men in suits and ties carrying briefcases appear on the Hudson River and walk onto the beach and beyond the frame. Their clothes are wet. The same men appear with dry clothes and walk out of frame. The soundtrack is of a Trump speech about putting up the wall, sped-up to sound like Mickey Mouse.
- Directors: Leonardo Lüpertz, Anna Jill Lüpertz
- Curator: Hong Yu
- Owners: Leonardo Lüpertz, Florian Braeunig