Supported by stART Fund and United Overseas Bank (UOB), INSTINC D:Art Festival 2022 is a showcase of the best digital artists in the region now, with a collaborative physical and metaverse exhibition on spatial.io of the 3 winners and best of 20 shortlisted digital artists by public voting and esteemed judges in the scene, accompanied by artists talk, and NFT workshop hosted by Singapore based multidisciplinary artist Dom Ho. Curated by Hilda Chan and Iven Cheung from MUSTHAVEKEYS (Hong Kong) and organised by INSTINC SOHO in Singapore, the festival opens itself to everyone from every background who is passionate about digital arts.
Artists can submit up to three artworks in response to the theme “Ignite the Future” and will be reviewed by a jury consisting of artists, curators and art professionals with a round of public voting. Three finalists will join a one-month residency at INSTINC SOHO in Singapore as they collaborate to collectively define and embrace their existence in the metaverse.
The theme this year, Ignite the Future, imagines an age when the metaverse becomes inseparable from our lives. Exploration and exposure to uncharted realities have been a perpetual human condition. As described in the allegory of the Plato’s cave, the transitional stage to the unknown could be both exciting and alienating. How will the metaverse change the way we experience the world? Does the future of humanity lay in virtual reality? How shall we collectively define and embrace our existence in the metaverse? INSTINC D:Art Festival 2022 is calling for artists who are new or familiar with the metaverse to create artistic expressions of these fascinating times.
Deadline: 12 August 2022
When: 25 Jul - 12 Aug 2022,