GABRIEL MASSAN AND COLLABORATORS - THIRD WORLD: THE BOTTOM DIMENSION

23 June – 26 November 2023

Serpentine North

Serpentine is thrilled to present Third World: The Bottom Dimension, an exhibition, a video game and web3 tokens powered by Tezos.

The project is conceptualised by Brazilian artist Gabriel Massan in collaboration with invited interdisciplinary artists Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Novíssimo Edgar, and vocalist and music producer LYZZA.

Presented at Serpentine North from 23 June to 22 October 2023, the exhibition extends the ideas that have driven the creation and development of the mirroring video game. It offers audiences an opportunity to play the game in a communal setting around site-specific set design, sculptures, sound and films.

Through the lenses of decoloniality, queerness and decentralisation, Third World challenges us to rethink the ways in which we understand and orient ourselves in the world. Central themes include ancestral knowledge, healing, ecological awareness, transmutation, and agency.

Third World: The Bottom Dimension emerges from Massan’s interest in technological, social and economic decentralisation and includes participatory digital tokens powered by Tezos. Players can record ‘memories’ of their own actions as they play the game, and by minting this record (or snapshot) on the blockchain, build a public archive of multiple perspectives and actions. In addition, a limited-edition collection will bring together Massan, their collaborators and a wider community of web3 artists.

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