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EXPANDED.ART PIONEER GRAILS: 72-HOUR OPEN NFT EDITION
ANNE SPALTER: WORDLESS MESSAGE (2023)
7-10 NOVEMBER 2023 | 6-6 PM CEST
In this surreal tableau by Anne Spalter, two intense cats bring a wordless message about the urgent crisis of climate change.
The scene unfolds in a barren desert landscape cloaked in a surprising layer of snow—a stark reminder of the drastic consequences of our changing climate. The juxtaposition of the arid desert and the unseasonable snowfall is a manifestation of the extreme weather events we increasingly encounter, highlighting the disconcerting reality of our planet's transformation.
The cats' piercing gazes and intense expressions communicate a sense of urgency and concern, transcending the boundaries of language and culture. They stand as guardians of our fragile ecosystem, and their presence is a reminder of the interconnectedness of all life forms on Earth. These enigmatic felines are more than mere observers; they are emissaries from the cosmos, arriving via a UFO—an emblem of the unknown, the unexpected, and the potentially catastrophic.
A single yield sign punctuates the artwork with a direct and unequivocal warning. It is a sign of our responsibility to yield to the pressing demands of nature, to acknowledge the impending consequences of our actions, and to alter our course before it's too late.
In WORDLESS MESSAGE, the convergence of art and technology becomes a powerful tool for storytelling. The initial AI-generated composition laid the foundation, but additional rounds of AI processing as well as significant handwork in Photoshop made this artwork complete. It serves as a testament to the possibilities that emerge when we harness the capabilities of technology to explore and express complex issues like climate change.
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