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"It was one viral image too many. The one that made us all sick.”

Teraverstasis is a nostalgic exploration of the ruins of a lost metaverse, a cyberspace decimated by a strange virus. It is a journey through the digital space and the intimate memories of an AI; in places inhabited both by sweet memories and by the disturbing remains of missing inhabitants. It is presented both as a video game letting the spectator discover it; and as a short movie recalling its history in a poetic way.

The artwork itself was created using various artificial intelligence algorithms, to (co)edit the textures, the texts, and the main character’s inner voices. At a time when billions are spent to develop the “Metaverse”, it tells a story of its future collapse. Through the use of fictional dialogues and enigmatic poems, Teraverstasis aims at making us empathize with those non-human beings. It also questions our legacy, and explores how the machine’s irrationality strangely resembles ours.

Part of the virtual exhibition Visual Contagions, in partnership with Musée du Jeu de Paume