Oracles from new worlds

Curator’s choice

With this selection I focus on the place of worldbuilding in digital creations and our capacity for constructing other spaces and ecosystems that might encompass ideas of futurities or parallel universes. Ursula Le Guin and N. K. Jemisin are inspiring writers who are oracles of a becoming humankind. They allow us to imagine, expand, and extrapolate the evolution of our environments with different parameters to those we have currently set. What can transport us to a threshold of possibilities, environmental parables, and change scenarios and encourage us to question ourselves, our societies, politics, ethics. Worldbuilding is a philosophical tool that challenges us with questions: How is nature defined? What is progress? What is adaptability? These other worlds allow us to imagine how we would live in a climate-changed earth.

This selection is the first part of a fantastic and eerie imaginary environment where new materials, textures, and flora come to play.

Anthony Kyriazis


This NFT sets us in a zero-gravity land, where a lake could become a cloud or a liquid floating water in an uncanny valley.

Onyro (Anthony Kyriazis) is an artist, designer and creative based in Athens and a founding member of the Bloom Collective.



PARADIGM is a series made up of 12 unique, imaginary worlds. The landscapes are set in a no-man's land, nature that responds to other laws than those on Earth, or maybe in a far future. The blue color and texture of the main focus in this NFT looks like a ‘breathing material,’ as if our plastic waste has found a way to become ‘alive’ and regenerate itself. A world with references from Miyazaki’s Nausicaä to the Zone in Stalker, with eeriness and hope for a positive future.

Fabian is a multidisciplinary artist and creative enthusiast who is passionate about 3D cinematography and visual storytelling. He enjoys exploring the far reaches of his imagination and creating surreal worlds. With over 15 years of experience in the field, he works freelance remotely for ambitious studios and directors and daring brands worldwide, helping them shape their vision, create unique visual stories, and build mind-blowing CG experiences. He takes on concepts, design frames, and animation. Next to his professional journey he continues to push his artistic boundaries with the creation of short films, music clips, main titles, and experimental stories.

Mia Forrest

Watercress Wand
Watercress Wand by Mia Forrest

The work seems to be from a 35mm photograph of an extinct type of flower, something between an orchid and watercress. The word ‘wand’ in the title implies that it embodies some kind of magical and whimsical power.

Mia (b. 1987) is an artist based in the Northern Rivers, Australia. Her work spans video, photography, and emerging technology, investigating systems of knowledge to present new ways of seeing and perceiving nature. Deeply curious and inquisitive, her practice aims to create opportunities to expand our connection to nature and speculate on how we experience, particularly as we enter the meta-age.

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Clear Void

This Light in Oneself [Small Space 4]

The framing of This Light in Oneself leads us to think that the overly conscious digital void and fabrication of this garden may be more important than what is taking place inside. It is a portable or pocket world of a synthesized zen garden of some kind. The work has a 16-bit video game feel, but also aims at meditative states. The lone character of an astronaut almost blends into the background and may only be a statue from another civilization.

Devon Bryant, otherwise known as ClearVoid, is a multimedia artist and educator specializing in projection mapping. He has been involved in numerous large scale public video projects including Illuminus Festival, Boston Cyberarts’ Art on the Marquee program, and First Night's Boston Public Library mapping. Devon developed and taught graduate level video and projection classes for Berklee Valencia and is currently a projection mapping specialist and mentor at Harvard's Cabot Library. He is also well known for his projection work for national touring acts EOTO, Shpongle, and ZEE, and for festivals such as Envision, Infrasound, and DefCon. Devon is a co-curator and contributor to Glitch Gallery and is represented by Zebbler Studios.


Reverie by Daria

Created with Houdini FX, ZBrush, and Redshift Render.

This is a very sculptural image of a vegetal object which also contains some sort of animal and human shapes, from ears to cartilage, to a skull covered with skins. The way the light hits the different textures produces a counter effect on the materials, the golden spikes bringing an uncanny character to this natural(?) object.

Daria Antypenko is an independent 3D artist from Ukraine. 3D sculpture is her way of maintaining her emotional experience and mood. It is also a way to use form to capture the atmosphere and feelings.

bryan itch

Promised Land

Promised Land is a sort of short story. We are following a weirdly acidic looking mosquito that sways toward a lit-up platform holding a building from a distant world. The comical look of the insect is offset by the otherworldly landscape.

Bryan Itch is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia who works between digital painting, motion graphics, murals, and more.


The Mystery Cell 1/3

The Mystery Cell has a plankton to jellyfish look. It has a plasticity reminiscent of PARADIGM and organic bundles or bubbles that appear in the Nausicaä landscape. Here we think once again about the regenerative or transformative, evolutionary side of waste and nature in creating a new ecosystem.

Fillmotion is a motion designer based in Belgium.

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