VOICES OF WEB3 | BERLIN
EXPANDED. ART presents VOICES OF WEB3: THE ARCHIVE 2023. It is an archive of voices and statements summarising the year 2023 in digital art and culture. It is a document in time on the blockchain bringing together some of the leading voices shaping Web3 and the history of digital art: artists, curators, and collectors.
The statements have been recorded in the form of spoken word, poems, and songs by the participants and are frozen in time as VOICE GEMS on the blockchain. The VOICE GEMS were created by Harry Yeff (Reeps100) and Trung Bao, who have developed a voice-centred generative system utilizing data found in a human voice to synthesise the form and colour of the artwork.
Every voice is unique, and with that comes unique fingerprint-like data. Features like pitch, resonance, harmonics, and pace sculpt particle data points in a simulated digital space.
The first VOICE GEM was created in 2018 from the laughter between two lovers and was used in place of a diamond engagement ring. Since 2021, contributors to the vocal archive include Ai Weiwei, Dr. Jane Goodall , Will.i.am, Sougwen Chung, Reggie Watts, Kenny Schachter, and Lily Cole.
In 2021, Herbert W. Franke and Harry Yeff started a conversation about the concept of VOICE GEMS and an audio-visual collaboration. Franke suggested using the lyrics of ASTROPOETICON because they are a minimalist and associative approach to language that could have been created by an AI. VOICE GEMS ASTROPOETICON (DESTINATION IN UNCERTAINTY) has been released as an OPEN EDITION on the occasion of Herbert W. Franke's solo exhibition at EXPANDED.ART in the spring of 2023.
Contributors: Christian Bök, Ana Maria Caballero, Crashblossom, Sterling Crispin, Diane Drubay, Brian L. Frye, Laurence Fuller, Claudia Hart, Anika Meier, Marjan Moghaddam, Skye Nicolas, Anne Spalter, Sasha Stiles, OONA, Operator, Susanne Päch, Alfred Weidinger, Mikey Woodbridge, Yuyu, Sarah Zucker, and more.
Click HERE to listen to VOICES OF WEB – THE ARCHIVE 2023 and learn more about the year 2023 in digital art and culture.
VOICES OF WEB3 – THE ARCHIVE 2023
8-26 AUGUST 2023
OPENING: 8 AUGUST 2023 | 6-9 PM CEST
Friedrichstraße 67, 10117 Berlin
Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM CET
CRYPTO ART SALON BERLIN
REEPS100 of VOICE GEMS: Performance and Talk
6-9 PM CET