Alliance Francaise Kuala Lumpur (AFKL) collaborated with the Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM), Virtual programme to exhibit, “Anthology of Metaverse”, a journey of traversing realities held in Kuala Lumpur on 12 January 2023. The term “Metaverse” is a portmanteau of “meta” and “universe”, a virtual world where people can interact with a virtual object and feel connected to the world outside their physical bodies via technology.

The exhibition highlighted five artworks by virtual artist residency that embraces the idea of the internet as a ‘deterritorialised’ space. The project aims to encourage critical conversations in contemporary art and screen culture, focusing on Digital Art, Internet Art, and New Aesthetic artworks specific to Southeast Asia today. Also attending the event was Ms. Emmanuelle Marchand, Counsellor for Cooperation & Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of France in Malaysia.

As part of the collaboration, one of the artists, Jérémy Griffaud was invited to give a talk and workshop on his project, The Origin of Things, which is the VR videogame that he is currently working on. He paints watercolours of an imaginary mode that he digitises and then animates by computer. The speaker graduated from the Pavillon Bosio in Monaco in 2017 and has won many awards. Click here to find out more.