In a statement, Meta is launching Meta House at Miami Art Week from 1 December to 3 December as part of our ongoing commitment to the creative community. It will feature mixed reality experiences, live performances by Doja Cat, first-time GRAMMY nominee GloRilla, and more, as well as installations by up-and-coming artists COVL, YONK, and others.
“I 100% believe the metaverse will become a space for artists because, as artists, we’re constantly having to think about the future and carrying the responsibility of telling the past, present, and future in that sense,” COVL said.
COVL, a young Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist, worked with Meta on Nuevo Norte (New North), a virtual universe that pays homage to COVL’s background while including her organic, trippy artistic style. COVL will also include Nuevo Norte in an augmented reality (AR) mural that will be displayed in Meta House. COVL collaborated with Meta’s Spark AR team to add a layer of interactivity to the artwork, which can be viewed through Instagram and Facebook cameras. This was COVL’s first time experimenting with AR and VR as art media.
In the fifth episode of its Metaverse Culture Series, Meta gathered together COVL and other new artists and activists, just as Miami Art Week celebrates both conventional and creative forms of art. They address how the Latinx community can both preserve and enhance their rich culture in new ways, as well as achieve progress towards equity on various levels, in a small documentary called Tercera Cultura (third culture). The film includes COVL (D’ana Nunez), Jillian Mercado, Sara Mora, Tori Ortiz, and Juan Veloz.
Meta is also working with the Dutch artist duo “Are We There Yet?” ” guests, YONK, who will give an immersive VR workshop to demonstrate how VR may be used for creative expression to students and visitors.