The latest work by artist KICK, dubbed Untitled, was created using AI. It will air on a global network of screens in London, Milan, New York, Seoul and Tokyo on New Years Day and throughout January.
Arca has produced a new visual artwork called Untitled. TThe new work was created using AI and blurs the lines between art and technology – something the experimental star has sought to do for much of her career.
Commissioned and presented by the digital art and culture platform Circa, Untitled will premiere on Piccadilly Lights in London and on a global network of screens in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Seoul on New Years Day at 8:22 p.m. local time. The series will then be screened daily in each location throughout the month, with fans also able to view it via the Circa website.
Untitled has been described by Circa as a “cyborg dream landscape”. The project resulted in the formation of a neural network-powered algorithm with 31 of Arca’s own multimedia paintings, “allowing these real-world material works of art to transcend the physical realm.” For the creation of Untitled, Arca collaborated with London-based multimedia artist Christina Anagnostou.
Speaking on the new work of art, Arca said: “I hope these interpolated paintings inspire you to take a moment and let visual ASMR produce pleasure, allow a moment of respite and comfort, experience distorted beauty.”
To coincide with the public exhibition, Arca has created five limited edition hand-signed prints that will be available for purchase from the Circa online store. The price of these prints ranges from £ 122 to £ 1,000, with the proceeds from the sale of the prints going to the platform’s #CIRCAECONOMY program – an initiative that provides opportunities for emerging creatives through original commissions, scholarships , donations, grants and more. Untitled print sales will support two scholarships at Goldsmiths University worth £ 15,000 each for UK students to study their Masters in Conservation and Masters in Art and Ecology courses.
“Arca’s constant momentum has resulted in some of the most progressive and culturally significant work of the decade.” Josef O’Connor, artistic director of Circa, said in a statement. “A true polymath, I am moved by his courage and honored to present this collaboration merging art and technology to generate new possibilities and launch the start of Circa 2022 – a year of world building.
Check out the new prints below and keep an eye out for Circa website for more details on the Untitled projections.
Earlier this month, Arca released volumes two through five of their KICK album series. The four new albums – BLOW II, kick iii, kick iii and kick iiiiii – were shared via XL Recordings and featured personalities such as Sia, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Oliver Coates, Planningtorock and more. The first part of the five-volume series, Kick i, landed in 2020.
Revisit our review of the Grammy-nominated album here and revisit Arca’s historic cover.