T:>Works presents a New Commission: 

#Metazomia By Brian Gothong Tan

Gone forever
A good place no place
A dream unrealisable
An idea of a past or future unattainable

#Metazomia is a 360° interactive and immersive cinematic experience from the thrilling imagination of award-winning artist Brian Gothong Tan. It is created as an experience of living and playing between worlds – the physical, digital and imagined worlds.

In the digital world, T:>Works releases a specially curated 1/1s #Metazomia NFT generated by Tan as the second commission of the Artistic Atelier season. There are 30 unique art works available on T:>NFT, a digital gathering of T:>Works collaborators exploring digital and Web3 technologies as creative platforms.

Beware maps that give directions to Utopia.
Beware hitchhikers who tell you how to get to Utopia via a short cut. It’s best to travel alone and small talk gets wearing.

Beware booksellers who try to sell you books in the colour red. You won’t find Utopia in there. And… a revolution is a dinner party.  


In the physical world, #Metazomia is a brilliant manifestation inspired by James C. Scott’s 2009 Zomia hypothesis as well as the writings and ideas of Satoshi Nakamoto and the ideals of Bitcoin creation. In both, Tan sees parallels with his own interest in considering alternative ways of living, relating and governing.

Resisting the clichés of utopian-dystopian binary of imagined futures, Tan’s #Metazomia re-imagines what alternate worlds may be. He spins off illustrative genres such as cypherpunk, solarpunk and desertpunk. He harnesses history, literature, popular culture, film and digitality to playfully critique and comment on reality and the desires for alternatives. In doing so, Tan creates a non-state reality that reflexively looks back at proposals of better futures.

#Metazomia transforms 72-13 into a visual performance where the audience is invited into this world as actors. From the point of entry to when they leave, audience decides their experience. There are interactive circles from which they activate the digital images to experience independently. Or they could work collectively with other audience members to trigger the entire suite of images as a total experience.


#Metazomia NFT
Launched on T:>NFT with silent auction from 8 till 18 Nov 2022.
Thereafter, it is minted on Foundation.app in December 2022.
Details at www.tworksnft.com

#Metazomia at 72-13
Opens on 31 Dec 2022, 11pm ­till 1 Jan 2023, 1am.
Gala Opening Fundraiser & New Year Countdown Party.
Tickets at S$200 (includes a signed open edition #Metazomia print, plus champagne, wine and light bites).

2 Jan till 20 Jan 2023
– 2pm-10pm (2 Jan, Fri till Sun)
– 5pm-10pm (Tue till Thu)
– Closed on 9 & 16 Jan

Timed-entry per half-hour slots. Last entry at 9.30pm.

S$23 / S$15 (Students/NSF/Seniors)

$10 each for group bookings of 10 or more pax*
(*only for students/NSF/seniors). 
Email ticketing.tworks@gmail.com for details.

For media inquiries & interviews, please contact Deirdre Chang at deirdre.tworks@gmail.com or call 67377213 or 84187246

With support from:


Collateral Design 


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