Aether: SuperRare Virtual Reality Art Show

Last Friday, June 26, 7-9pm EST, we opened SuperRare’s first virtual reality art show, Aether, in VRChat. Exhibited in the VR world were 3D sculptures by seven of our 3D/VR artists: Frenetik Void, Giant Swan, Glass Crane, Marc O Matic, Metageist, Rosie Summers and Sven Eberwein. This art event aimed to explore the world of 3D and VR art, and to expand the possibilities of exhibition, experience, and meaning of art in the digital age.

Aether
The word αἰθήρ (aithḗr) in Homeric Greek means “pure, fresh air” or “clear sky”. In Greek mythology, it was thought to be the pure essence that the gods breathed, filling the space where they lived, analogous to the air breathed by mortals. It is also personified as a deity: Aether, the son of Erebus and Nyx in traditional Greek mythology.
Aether will be SuperRare’s first virtual reality art show exhibiting 3D sculptures.

People who have missed the opening, can visit the web version: https://play.illuminedomes.com/superrare

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3D Tokenization & Crypto-sculpture sales

Along with Aether VR Art Show, SuperRare launched support for tokenized 3D artworks on June 26, 2020, which allowed people to collect and own the sculptures that were exhibited in the VR Show.

We are thrilled to be taking 3D art to the next level by launching 3D file support and 360 display that makes the rendering of 3D artworks fully come to life.

Throughout art history, technology developments have often advanced art as they provide new media/tools supporting artists’ creativity, helping them materialize their imaginations in better ways. We believe that 3D tokenization will advance the notion of “art sculpture” by bringing it into the digital realm. 3D tokenization will not only increase the richness, variety and fun of crypto/digital art, but also expand the dimension and possibilities of what “art” is or could be, and how art will be created, exhibited, experienced, collected and interacted with in the near future. 

For more read “3D Tokenization: a Step toward VR + Blockchain” on SuperRare Editorial.

Aether is the first ever VR art exhibition featuring 3D digital sculptures by seven artists from all around the globe with the sculptures tokenized on blockchain – allowing collectors to buy the single editions directly from the artists.

Within 3 days (by June 29th), Co Ser by Frenetik Void was sold for $3,150, Daniher by Giant Swan was sold for $1,003 and Got Em’ was sold for $3,345. All of them are these artists’ first 3D artworks tokenized on blockchain.

Special thanks to the Illuminé Projection Domes team and especially Matt Buelt who’s helping us design & build the VR space!

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