Gabriel Massan’s Third World: The Bottom Dimension
Online Thursday 6 July 2023, 7pm GMT Free
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Powered by Tezos and presented by Serpentine x 180 Studios in collaboration with Fact

Serpentine Arts Technologies in collaboration with 180 Studios and Fact present the virtual launch of Third World: The Bottom Dimension, a single player multi-level game designed by artist Gabriel Massan and collaborators.

Serpentine Arts Technologies, 180 Studios and Fact present the XR online launch and playthrough of Third World: The Bottom Dimension, powered by Tezos. Third World is a single player multi-level game designed by artist Gabriel Massan and collaborators.

Hosted by Gabriel Massan and Serpentine Arts Technologies Curator, Tamar Clarke-Brown, join us live for an exploration of Third World’s characters, lore, and world-building design that has been born from an exploration of post-colonial queer Black-Brazilian experiences. There will also be a special focus on the collaborative production team, and the game’s special NFT (non-fungible token) feature powered by Tezos that is available when playing Third World at Serpentine Galleries in London until 22nd of October this year.

This event will be live streamed from 180 Studios’ XR Metaverse Studio London and will be accessible through Serpentine’s Twitch and Fact’s YouTube Live from 7pm London time (BST) on 06 July 2023.

Third World: The Bottom Dimension is produced by Serpentine Arts Technologies. The exhibition will be running from 23 June – 22 October 2023 at Serpentine North within London’s Hyde Park Kensington Gardens and is free to attend. Third World: The Bottom Dimension will be available for download for Windows OS via Steam from 22 June 2023.

Artist Bio

Gabriel Massan

Gabriel Massan (b.1996 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist. Combining storytelling and worldbuilding, Massan creates worlds that simulate and narrate situations of inequality within the Latin American experience. Framed through a conceptual practice they call ‘fictional archaeology’, and working across 3D animation, digital sculpture, games, sound, and interactive installations, the artist challenges warped conceptions of the so-called ‘Third World’ while investigating possibilities for subversive otherness. Selected residencies and awards include the Arts Explora Program supported by Cité Internationale Des Arts (2023), Dazed 100 (2022), Circa x Dazed (2021), Instituto Moreira Salles (2020) and  ETOPIA – Center for Art & Technology (2019). They have created significant commissions with Serpentine Arts Technologies (2022-3), Bangkok Biennale (2022), The Photographers’ Gallery (2022), and X Museum (2022). Massan has presented talks and conversations at institutions including La Biennale di Venezia, Art Basel Miami, DLD Conference, University College London, Royal College Of Arts and Institut Français.  Recent exhibitions include: ‘WORLDBUILDING: Gaming and Art in the Digital Age” (Julia Stoschek Collection, 2022; Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2023); ‘Canon!’ (Frieze No.9 Cork Street, 2022) and ‘Possible Agreements’ (Mendes Wood DM, 2022). In June 2023, they launched the critically acclaimed multipart project ‘Third World: The Bottom Dimension’ at Serpentine, London, which includes a collaborative video game, multidisciplinary exhibition and web3 tokens.


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