Outernet, The Now Building, Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 8LH Every Sunday, 30 July - 17 September, 12pm - 6pm Free Explore the commission every Sunday, 12pm – 6pm between 30 July – 17 September, 2023 at Outernet.

Serpentine Arts Technologies and Outernet Arts launch an innovative partnership unveiling a digital artwork Continuity Flaws: The Loophole by Brazilian artist Gabriel Massan that simulates and explores the precarious conditions of life in the global present.

Join us on 25 July from 6pm for the public preview and a guided tour at Outernet’s flagship venue, The Now Building, renowned for its impressive 23,000 square feet of wrap-around 16K screens. The work will remain open to the public to explore every Sunday from 30 July – 17 September from 12-6pm.

Gabriel Massan’s new commission critically explores the performative essence of life, drawing on decolonial, queer, and decentralised perspectives. Referencing Brazilian philosopher Denise Ferreira da Silva’s book Unpayable Debt – a Black feminist reading of race, global capitalism and futurity, Massan simulates a world filled with digital sculpture-actors, who establish a force-field of possibility through moments of connection. Filmed from multiple perspectives, Massan offers an ecosystemic view on the realities of life and emergence in the global present, as their characters interact, unite, and bid farewell on small islands suspended in the void.

“It’s about the potential of Black performance as a power that creates breaches in the current hegemony – a cycle of precariousness, a system built by colonial structures to maintain and lock Black existence in a position of subalternity.”
– Gabriel Massan

This commission connects with Third World: The Bottom Dimension, Massan’s ongoing project commissioned and produced by Serpentine Arts Technologies that incorporates a video game, exhibition and web3 tokens powered by Tezos. Visit the exhibition at Serpentine North until 22 October.

 

Project Credits

Lead Artist: Gabriel Massan

Unreal Development: Gabriel Massan & Carlos Minozzi

Animation: Carlos Minozzi

Sound Design: Agazero

Technical Consultant: Tom Wandrag

Serpentine Credits

Curator: Tamar Clarke-Brown

Producer: Róisín McVeigh

Head of Arts Technologies: Kay Watson

Outernet Arts Credits

Managing Director: Tony Tremlett

Creative Producer: Ruth Waters

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