Experience Muses 2 // Metaverse Performance Art

‘Muses 2 // Metaverse Performance’ is the world’s first performance art piece in the metaverse. Created and performed in the Decentraland metaverse by Bay Backner, in collaboration with Vueltta, the metaverse art collective.

RSVP to the live performance for Miami Art Week, 21:00 CET, 4/12/22
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The original performance was filmed in November 2022, and will be repeated on 4th December 2022 for The Royal House of Medici auction and Miami Art Week.

Join the December performance to be part of this living, collaborative artwork. Explore the space and hidden colliders as you encounter oil paintings as both installation and avatars. The work itself explores digital identity in both physical and digital worlds.

RSVP to the live performance for Miami Art Week, 21:00 CET, 4/12/22

Bay Backner is an artist working at the intersection of fine art, web3-metaverse and social technologies. The theme of digital identity vs sociocultural identity is central to Bay’s work. She uses oil paint, AI and metaverse installations in order to pull cultural archetypes into an ‘exploratory space’ between physical and digital worlds.

This performance piece is part of Bay’s ongoing body of work on ‘the muse’. She generates her own women using AI technology, then paints their real-life portraits in oil on canvas – before disrupting their images with digital-physical interventions.

To create Muses 2, Bay painted four AI-generated ‘muses’ using Renaissance techniques, then converted the paintings into digital textures. She then collaborated with artists in Vueltta, the collective she co-founded, to transform the textures into metaverse forms.

Designer Adrián Martínez created the installation architecture featuring all four muses, and 3D creative KJ Walker transformed one muse into the wearable face and headdress.

Other Decentraland assets in the Muses 2 performance:
– Sleeping Emote by Canessa
– Sitting Emote by Doki
– Armour by James Guard

Additional:
– Music by Palle Knudsen
– Decentraland Land, coordinates 120, 130

Jump to the installation here
RSVP to the live performance for Miami Art Week, 21:00 CET, 4/12/22