About the exhibition and game
Third World: The Bottom Dimension is a journey into a fantastical and thought-provoking world, built by a vital generation of Brazilian artists. It is an ongoing and multi-dimensional project by Gabriel Massan and collaborators, which includes an exhibition, web3 tokens built on Tezos and a video game that explores Black Brazilian experiences as they intersect with the impacts of colonialism. Designed as a responsive ecosystem, this interdisciplinary exhibition extends the ideas behind the video game, offering all visitors an opportunity to play and step inside the world of its concepts, emotions and mechanics, while seated in Massan’s sculptural playstations. The game uses world-building and collaborative storytelling to challenge colonialist concepts of ‘exploration’, ‘nature’ and ‘knowledge’ to encourage a different kind of wayfinding.
The project is conceptualised by Brazilian artist Gabriel Massan in collaboration with invited interdisciplinary artists Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Novíssimo Edgar, and vocalist and music producer LYZZA.
Image: Gabriel Massan, Third World: The Bottom Dimension, 2022, featuring Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Novíssimo Edgar, LYZZA [Video Game], Image Courtesy Gabriel Massan