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Whisper
 

The Wild Within: Whisper

2023, Edition 1 of 1

Whisper is inspired by a captivating ancient structure that we photographed in the mountains of Armenia.

 

Constructed from volcanic rock in the 10th century, this former monastery stands as one of Armenia's oldest, with a construction period spanning over 300 years.

 

Our conscious integration of plant overgrowth, light, and mist into the structure serves to accentuate nuanced tones, fostering a serene and meditative ambiance that harmonizes with the enduring solidity of these ancient walls.

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Whisper, 2023

Play the artwork with the custom musical score.

Heights
 

The Wild Within: Heights

2023, Edition 1 of 1

Heights  from The Wild Within brings new life into an abandoned and historic building by combining photography with animation to create surreal, meditative, moving architectural spaces.

The structure pictured, built between 1890-1920, is the interior of an old decaying villa in the Dannawi neighbourhood of Beirut, Lebanon.

Once the architecture has been photographed, the images are then modelled into virtual environments and overgrown plant-life is introduced digitally. The lighting and structure is modified, a custom musical composition is added, and the photograph is transformed into a moving image that loops seamlessly. Furthermore, the piece features an original score by composer Karl-David Larson.

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Heights, 2023

Play the artwork with the custom musical score.

The Enchanted Hour

The Wild Within: The Enchanted Hour

2023, Edition 1 of 1

The Enchanted Hour is a dynamic artwork that merges reality and imagination, centred around the concept of time - a modern twist on the traditional cuckoo clock.

 

Every hour, an owl emerges from the painting, soaring through the room and hooting to mark the time.

Every day, at both 7am and 7pm, the artwork transitions between day and night, synchronizing with the viewer's location.

 

This piece originated from images captured during our exploration of a 400-year-old abandoned villa in Northern Italy.

 

Inspired by its overgrown beauty, timeless structure, and interplay of light, they artfully blended reality and imagination, fusing nature and architecture through photography and animation.

 

Employing cutting-edge technology, the artwork pays homage to classical subject matter while pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.

 

The ongoing decay of the physical building adds further relevance to the theme of time's passage and the cycle of growth and decay.

 

Through re-contextualization in the digital realm, we breathe new life into this architectural marvel, preserving it on the blockchain for eternity.

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The Enchanted Hour, 2023

The piece was previewed at Architectural Digest's Design Show in Mumbai, India, September 2023, and has been displayed as a public installation on billboard screens throughout Seoul, South Korea in 2023.

Desire
 

The Wild Within: Desire

2022, Edition 1 of 1

(Minted and transferred to personal vault)

Desire, minted in 2022 and vaulted, draws inspiration from abandoned structures discovered in Beirut, Lebanon. This piece seamlessly blends elements from two distinct buildings in Achrafieh and the Ras Beirut neighbourhood, highlighting the convergence of Eastern and Western architectural design.

 

Our intention was to evoke an uplifting and ethereal atmosphere through a vertical orientation, accentuating the distinctive colour palette, the lofty heights of the ceilings, and the former grandeur of the space.

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Desire has been widely exhibited, most recently as part of the Reaching for the Future exhibition May 2023, at Wen Tokyo Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Play the artwork with the custom musical score.

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