VOICE GEMS META-MUSEUM Art Harry Yeff Trung Bao
The virtual space seeks to display archived GEMS VOICE (sculptural sound bytes) of prominent personalities and voices alongside experimental bytes that investigate vocal phenomena and technology generated from anonymous sources, AI-generated voices , dying languages and even the voices of critically endangered species. .
In just six months, the meta-museum has worked alongside leading artists including Ai Weiwei, Felipe Pantone, Plato, Lily Cole and Johann Konig, to create unique digital sculptures that take a person’s voice data and translate it into colors and shapes, like a one-of-a-kind gemstone, essentially likening it to a fingerprint. The gems are then available for purchase on platforms, such as Foundation and OpenSea.
Walking through the museum is both eerie and fascinating – like stepping into a 90s video game that channels sounds from all echelons of culture. try it yourself here.
Elsewhere, David Zwirner presents the first Josef Albers exhibition in Greater China.