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Sound Artists, Harry Yeff and Trung Bao, Transform Voices Into Gem Stones In Landmark Exhibition

The new 400 square metre immersive gallery will present wall-to-wall digital gemstone artworks from a selection of the VOICE GEM archive, as well as a public digital display across the facade’s three floors of bespoke LED screens. The exhibition will explore the preservation of the most remarkable, influential and critically endangered voices, which encapsulates messages of love, death, hope and legacy.
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Digital Legacies

Dropbox has more than 700 million registered users across 180 countries. Where we once cut-and-pasted photographs into physical photo albums, we now save our images on iCloud. Answering machine messages are locked behind passcodes, and conversations with friends and family are encrypted on platforms like WhatsApp. These new ways of communicating and storing memories have myriad advantages: they are often faster, cheaper and less resource intensive. Yet, the pace of technological change poses questions about the the future of our personal information. Will today’s file types become obsolete? Who controls what data? How do we preserve our digital legacies for generations to come?
Aesthetica

Speech Recognition: The Voice Gem System Of Harry Yeff & Trung Bao

In a basement gallery under London's Oxford Street, Jeremy Allen discovers a cache of precious stones formedfromthe voices of Ai Weiwei, Lily Cole and Sir Geoff Hurst
The Quietus

Generating Gemstones from Voice – VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE Immersive Experience

Pioneering artists Harry Yeff and Trung Bao opened an immersive experience in the basement of Flannels’ Oxford Street shop. VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE is a unique collection of voices turned into digital gemstones using the voices’ individual features to generate one-of-a-kind gemstones with unique form and colours.
Urban Adventurer

W1 CURATES: ‘VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE’

Next week, a collection of digital gemstone artworks from a number of well-known contributors, including Ai Weiwei, Dr. Jane Goodall, Felipe Pantone, Sougwen Chung, Reggie Watts and others, will be shown by London’s W1 Curates in VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE. This rather large-scale artistic endeavour was started by Trung Bao and Harry Yeff (Reeps100). Instead of making sculptures in the traditional sense, a virtual museum is offered full of sculptural sound bytes made from famous people, artificial intelligence (AI)-generated sounds, extinct languages, and even the voices of critically endangered species.
The Blup

World's Leading Voice Artist Reeps100 Transforms Celebrity's Landmark Exhibition in London

Harry Yeff, the record-breaking composer, beatboxer and multidisciplinary artist who is using voice as a medium for creating sculptural works - Voice Gems - preserving everything from endangered species to the voices of influential people including Ai Weiwei, Dr. Jane Goodall, Will.i.am, Sir Geoff Hurst, Felipe Pantone, Reggie Watts, Lily Cole, Aitor Throup and more.
Korea IT Times

large-scale gemstone artworks made by human & animal voices debut in london show

The first artificial intelligence encounter that artist and technologist Harry Yeff had was with an AI chess. No matter how many times he tried to beat it, it would always one-up him, beating him as it calculated his next move. Harry saw it as a chance to become a better player rather than a sour opponent. He now recalls it as a fond memory, a built rapport that he wanted to dive into, so much that he believes his opponents are his greatest collaborators.
Design Boom

W1 Curates Presents 'VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE'

Back in January, Harry Yeff (Reeps100) and Trung Bao embarked on a rather ambitious art project. Instead of creating sculptures in a traditional sense, the technologists presented a virtual museum filled with sculptural sound bytes made from prominent figures, AI-generated sounds, dying languages and even the voices of critically endangered species. Next month, London’s W1 Curates will debut VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE, a collection of digital gemstone artworks from a list of prominent contributors, including Ai Weiwei, Dr. Jane Goodall, Felipe Pantone, Sougwen Chung, Reggie Watts, Jesse Damiani, Nancy Baker Cahill and many more.
Hypebeast

large-scale gemstone artworks made by human & animal voices debut in london show

The first artificial intelligence encounter that artist and technologist Harry Yeff had was with an AI chess. No matter how many times he tried to beat it, it would always one-up him, beating him as it calculated his next move. Harry saw it as a chance to become a better player rather than a sour opponent. He now recalls it as a fond memory, a built rapport that he wanted to dive into, so much that he believes his opponents are his greatest collaborators.
Design Marts

W1 Curates Presents ‘VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE’

Back in January, Harry Yeff (Reeps100) and Trung Bao embarked on a rather ambitious art project. Instead of creating sculptures in a traditional sense, the technologists presented a virtual museum filled with sculptural sound bytes made from prominent figures, AI-generated sounds, dying languages and even the voices of critically endangered species. Next month, London's W1 Curates will debut VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE, a collection of digital gemstone artworks from a list of prominent contributors, including Ai Weiwei, Dr. Jane Goodall, Felipe Pantone, Sougwen Chung, Reggie Watts, Jesse Damiani, Nancy Baker Cahill and many more.
Ohhword

A Londra il progetto d'artista che "conserva" la voce umana sotto forma di gemme preziose

L'ambizioso progetto VOICE GEMS, sviluppato a partire dalla "trasformazione" della risata di due amanti in una pietra preziosa destinata a sostituire il classico diamante dell'anello di fidanzamento, si basa su un sistema generativo ideato dal duo di artisti per cogliere la struttura della singola voce e "tradurla" nelle forme e nei colori di ciascuna gemma che compone l'incredibile 1000 YEAR VOICE GEMS ARCHIVE. Le voci appartengono sia a personalità del calibro di Ai Weiwei, Will.i.am, Felipe Pantone, Kenny Schachter e Lily Cole, sia a specie animali in via di estinzione sia al mondo delle Intelligenze Artificiali, a riprova della moltitudine di ambiti che confluiscono nell'archivio.
Sky Arte

Reeps100 to showcase world’s first sculptures made from human voices go on show in London

On 8th September, pioneering artists and technologists Harry Yeff (Reeps100) and Trung Bao will open a solo show across the interior and exterior of London’s W1 Curates presented by W1 Immersive on Oxford Street, where they will debut VOICE GEMS: 1000 YEAR ARCHIVE, a collection of the Earth’s most unique, remarkable and vulnerable voices that have been preserved as individual gemstones.
Decoded Magazine

Massive-scale gems created with human and animal voices make their debut at a London exhibition

Firstly Synthetic intelligence Artist and technologist Harry Yeff met AI in chess. Regardless of what number of occasions it tries to hit it, it would hit him whereas calculating his subsequent transfer. Harry noticed it as a possibility to turn into a greater participant than a bitter opponent. He now remembers it as a fond reminiscence, a structured relationship that he wished to drown out, in order that he believed his opponents had been his greatest collaborators. In one other expertise, she grew up within the turbulent neuro-deviant setting of Walthamstow, the place she thought she had no voice. Combining these episodes, Harry launched into 15 years of analysis into how far a voice may be visualized, first testing the boundaries of his vocal vary as a beatboxer, then utilizing expertise to cowl individuals and animals. NFT And 3D printing.
Zeplery

PARIS : Harry Yeff présente VOICE GEMS à W1 Immersive

Le 8 septembre, les artistes et technologues pionniers Harry Yeff (Reeps100) et Trung Bao ouvriront une exposition personnelle à l’extérieur et à l’intérieur de l’espace, exposant leurs archives VOICE GEMS – une collection des voix les plus uniques, remarquables et vulnérables au monde qui ont été préservées en tant que pierres précieuses individuelles, notamment Ai Weiwei, Dr. Jane Goodall, Felipe Pantone, Herbert W. Franke et Sir Geoff Hurst.
Presse Agence

Maxim Zhestkov presents luminescent immersive exhibition Waves

Digital artist Maxim Zhestkov presents his first solo show, Waves, at W1 Curates immersive exhibition space on 18 August. It will illuminate every surface of the space to form an interactive experience on both the interior and exterior of the venue.
GayTimes

Maxim Zhestkov: Waves

On August 18, 2022, the first solo exhibition of digital artist Maxim Zhestkov, titled Waves, will illuminate every surface of London’s W1 Curates exhibition space — inside and out. With new work displayed across the facade’s 3 floors of bespoke LED screens and on every wall of the interior, Maxim will make his London debut via an immersive digital art experience in the commercial heart of the city.
Art Plugged

DIGITAL ARTIST MAXIM ZHESTKOV TAKES OVER FLANNELS LONDON

On August 18, FLANNELS LONDON will host Waves, the first solo exhibition of digital artist Maxim Zhestkov in collaboration with the public art platform, W1 Curates. The immersive experience constitutes a step forward for the luxury multi-brand retailer, furthering its commitment to experimentation and collaboration within fashion, art and music.
hypebae.com

Maxim Zhestkov’s hypnotic digital art makes virtual worlds tangible

Maxim Zhestkov’s work is a tale of two worlds. One we can set foot in, one offers us a convincing illusion of that possibility.
Wallpaper

NISSI OGULU'S FLANNELS EXHIBITION EXPLORES AFRICA'S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE

Multidisciplinary creative Nissi Ogulu has teamed up with FLANNELS for an all-new digital art exhibition dubbed Jigsaw Tribe.
hypebae.com

Artsy & W1 Curates Transform Flannels London Into An Exhibition Celebrating Young Black British Artists.

Artsy has collaborated with public art platform W1 Curates London for a site-specific activation. As part of Black History Month in the U.K. and coinciding with Frieze London, Artsy and W1 Curates have transformed the exterior of Flannels London, on Oxford Street, into a public art exhibition in celebration of young Black British artists represented by London galleries.
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