Auriea Harvey presents "The Adventures of Minoriea", a series of animated 3D NFTs featuring her avatar, The Minoriea. Minoriea is a reworking of the mythological figure of the Minotaur which bridges the classical character and her many modern moods with the eternity of the future via the blockchain. These depictions are presented as life-sized Augmented Reality sculptures accessed via atmospheric online environments on your mobile device. Collector receives the animated character as a GLB file, HTML environment and AR filter as files on IPFS.
American-born artist Auriea Harvey (b.1971) currently resides in Rome and works as a sculptor, videogame designer and innovative digital artist. Her art inhabits a hybrid space of ‘mixed reality’. Auriea uses physical and digital processes to create pieces of art in the tangible and intangible realms. She describes the way in which the digital is primary, the physical is an archive, and her artwork ‘metamorphoses between the form and the story’. Auriea’s work is heavily influenced by Hellenistic and Baroque art both aesthetically and philosophically; she re-works and retells mythological narratives, placing them in a contemporary context. Auriea’s work has been internationally revered and is in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the RF.C Collection, and Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology. Her Virtual Reality pieces and Videogames have been exhibited in museums and galleries such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The New Museum in New York and the Tinguely Museum in Basel. Moreover, Harvey was the recipient of the Creative Capital Grant for Digital Media in 2006, as well as the winner of the Independent Games Festival Nuovo Award in 2011. She is represented by bitforms gallery, NYC.