This summer, Sebastian Masuda presents his first foray into the fascinating world of VR technology. His newest installation “Sense Share Bear“ opens up a completely new chapter of real life and digital experiences. Created in conjunction with the Berlin based digital collective MORI, and an additional thank you to Special Special New York for providing the opportunity to contribute to the inaugural exhibition at the Museum of Art Pudong Shanghai, China.
After founding the Kawaii Tribe community online, Sebastian teamed with MORI to conceive this piece of digital art completely remotely. And thanks to advanced VR technology, our community as well as all others are able to join us online. Through the “Sense Share Bear,” Sebastian’s artistic vision of a digital tribe comes to life and celebrates its debut at the Museum of Art in Pudong.
As the pandemic disconnected the world like nothing before and still impacts states, societies, families and friends attempting to recover from the damage that has been incurred, Sebastian has been searching for a new way to shape a digital society. A new definition of belonging. And as we live in a digital age, we can consider ourselves as members of a digital tribe.
Sebastian Masuda describes this work as follows: “The Sense Share Bear creates a new kind of communication between people who are far away from each other (and don't know each other) by decorating a virtual object together. Communicating with a stranger in a strange country without words is not always easy. We can now explore ways of communicating in the new age via art. In addition, with the disappearance of psychological distance, borders and walls through digital technology, we will embark upon a new form of creative communication with people from different cultures.