Crossroads

Miami Map & Catalogue
LAUNCH: 04/01/2022
CURATED BY: Aorist
Aorist launches in Miami with an inaugural exhibition. 'Crossroads', a decentralized experience throughout Miami. It is comprised of physical installations, Augmented Reality (AR) experiences, immersive experiences, and online-only artworks. Cryptographic acupuncture and creative place-making helped us select artists and artworks that can act as catalysts and mile-markers; guides and way-finders along the roads that connect the digital realm and our vernacular, everyday, landscapes.
artists: Nancy Baker Cahill / Auriea Harvey / Andrés Reisinger / Jonas Lund / Joanie Lemercier / Refik Anadol / Quayola / Carlos Betancourt & Studio Brasch
Joanie Lemercier, from 'Sphere in Open Platonic Solids', 2021
Quyayola, 'Jardins d’Été' (still), 2021
Refik Anadol, 'Machine Hallucinations: Coral', 2021
Andres Reisinger, 'The Smell of Pink' (rendering), 2021
Nancy Baker Cahill, 'Margin of Error', 2019
Auriea Harvey, 'Minoreia is Bored' from 'The Adventures of Minoreia', 2021
Jonas Lund, from 'MVP (Most Valuable Painting)', 2021
Jonas Lund, from 'MVP (Most Valuable Painting)', 2021
Carlos Betancourt, 'What Lies Beneath: Tipping Point', 2021

'Crossroads' features prominently in most cosmologies, both ancient and contemporary, mystic or prosaic. They represent a liminal space, an 'in-between', a site of transition, potential, and possibly.

Crossroads can be opened or closed, guarded or traversed. But most of all, they can help us think about how we keep moving from one world to another, and how we can better approach the constant shifting between digital and physical realms, by taping into our collective memories and old spiritual traditions.

Our Crossroads consist of experiences and exhibitions set both in physical and digital spaces. Cryptographic acupuncture and creative place-making help us select artists and artworks that can act as catalysts and mile-markers; guides and way-finders along the roads that connect the metaverse and our vernacular everyday landscapes.

The ultimate aim is to build the foundations of a new public space, decentralized yet grounded, ephemeral yet permanent, in which digital architecture memorializes profound spiritual transformations. NFTs and pixels, in as much as sculptures and scents, help us bridge and bring together sustainably the boundless possibilities of a future that, only for the moment, might appear too fragmentary and disconnected to grasp. But that has endless promise if we can just stand together in the gap.

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