Casa Batlló enters the metavers with an NFT work and a mapping

BarcelonaCasa Batlló is projected on the metavers and becomes the first Unesco World Heritage building to be the subject of an NFT work. Casa Batlló: Living architectureof the media artist Turkish American Refik Anadol, includes an image of the facade of the house that changes according to the climate, thanks to sensors that collect climatological data of Barcelona in real time, and also according to the events that in Casa Batlló celebrate by tuning the facade of the building, such as St. George and Christmas. Casa Batlló: Living architecture will go on sale on May 10th in one of the auctions of Christie’s big sales week, in which it will be the only NFT play, with an estimate of between one and two million euros. 10% of the profits will go to the Learn Autism Association and the Adana Foundation.

Refik Anadol says that it has been “a privilege” to reinterpret Casa Batlló, and so that the general public can experience it this Saturday, a version of the work will be screened on the façade of the building at 9.30 pm, in an event that is part of the programming of the OFFF festival and the ISE fair. There will be five sessions, one every half hour until 11.30pm. The piece lasts about 12 minutes. You can also follow Casa Batlló’s YouTube channel in a single session at 9.30 pm.

Refik Anadol is considered a pioneer in the aesthetics of artificial intelligence and data. “Her work places creativity at the intersection of humans and machines,” say sources from Casa Batlló. thinking brush, offering us radical visualizations of our digitized memories and expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the moving body. ” Before Barcelona, ​​Refik Anadol has exhibited in museums and such emblematic places as the Pompidou Center, the Hammer Museum, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Daejeon Museum of Art and the Florence Biennale and the Art Basel fair.

In parallel to the mapping of Barcelona, ​​Casa Batlló: Living architecture remains on display as a macro installation at Rockefeller Center in New York City until May 13th.


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