KEIKEN, Japanese for “experience“, is a cross-dimensional artist collective based between London and Berlin.


KEIKEN - Battle of Reality

Impression from “BATTLE OF REALITY”
(CGI film Made in collaboration with wavesovspace)


Founded in 2015 by artists Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos, KEIKEN aims at exploring the possible future in the realms of the physical and digital. They are collaboratively building and imagining a Metaverse to simulate new structures and ways of existing by using filmmaking, extended reality, gamified experiences, blockchains, and new media installation/performances.


KEIKEN - Dreamtime life simulation

(3rd episode of the series “THE LIFE GAME”)


The idea for the collective started in 2014 when Ramos, Tanny Cruz and Hana Omori were studying fine art at Falmouth University. They wanted to collaborate and not just have individuals working alongside each other: a concept that could allow different experiences. Since then, the collective has grown to include collaborators in both London and Berlin. Including fellow Falmouth alumni George Jasper Stone, multidisciplinary artist Suzannah Pettigrew and digital artist AGF Hydra, among others.


KEIKEN - Battle of Reality
Impression from “BATTLE OF REALITY”


Recent projects include “The Game Life'' trilogy, an interactive film series made in collaboration with obso1337 and wavesovspace (referenced in the previous pictures).“Feel My Metaverse: Behind this Screen I am on the Real Earth” at Transmediale HKW, Berlin (2020), a gamified performance taking cues from the CGI film “Feel my Metaverse” developed with long term collaborator George Jasper Stone; “Metaverse: We are at the end of something” an immersive, thirty five minute 5-channel film installation Made in collaboration with Ryan Vautier, Sakeema Crook, Sarah Blome, Khidja and Rob Malone and Augmented Empathy: What body would you like to occupy today?”an augmented reality (AR) installation exploring the future of augmented bodies and avatars.


KEIKEN _ Feel my Metaverse

Impression from “FEEL MY METAVERSE”  2019 Frankfurter Kunstverein, GERMANY
(Installation by  Keiken, George Jasper Stone, Sakeema Crook, Linda Rocco, Charlotte Oppenheim)


KEIKEN _ We are at the end of something

Impression from “WE ARE AT THE END OF SOMETHING” 2020 Mira.Mov Barcelona, SPAIN
(Installation by  Keiken, Ryan Vautier, Sakeema Crook)
Picture by Carol Xarlene


KEIKEN - Augmented Empathy

Impression from “AUGMENTED EMPATHY” 2021 Photographic Art Museum Tokyo, JAPAN
(Originally commissioned by FACT Liverpool)
Picture by INOUE Sayuki and ARAI Takaaki


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