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CIRCA 20:22

Arca, Untitled

1-31 January

The ground-breaking experimental artist, Arca invites audiences to enter into a sci-fi playground for Untitled, CIRCA’s new commission which will premiere on Piccadilly Lights in London and on a global network of screens in Los Angeles, Milan, Melbourne, New York, Seoul and Tokyo on New Year’s Day and throughout January 2022 daily at 20:22. 

Blurring the line between art and technology, Arca trained an algorithm with 31 images of her mixed media paintings, allowing these material real-world artworks to transcend the physical realm to debut her emergence as a visual artist on the global stage. 

Arca said:

I hope you are compelled by these interpolated paintings of mine to take a moment and let the visual ASMR produce pleasure, allow for a moment of respite and solace, the experience of warped beauty. 

Alejandra Ghersi Rodríguez, known professionally as Arca, is one of the most prolific and visionary artists of her generation. She has released eight studio albums, including Arca (2017), and the Kick quintet, starting with Kick (2020). She has contributed production work to artists such as Björk, Kanye West, FKA twigs and Kelela. Arca’s fluency in different media is defined by the limitless growth of her practice from a musician, producer and performer to a truly multi-disciplinary artist. 

Her commission launches the CIRCA 2022 programme AND NOW WE BUILD WORLDS’ .

Comprising twelve revolutionary acts of imagination, CIRCA 20:22 draws inspiration from the fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia Butler and the theory of bells hooks, and a new history of humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow to imagine new realities that remind us all of our collective potential to remake the world we inhabit. 

Josef O’Connor, Artistic Director, CIRCA, comments: “Arca’s constant forward momentum has resulted in some of the decade’s most progressive and culturally significant work. A true polymath, I am moved by her courage and honoured to present this collaboration fusing art with technology to generate new possibilities and launch the beginning of CIRCA 2022 – a year of world-building.”


Screen locations

20:22 BST ➳ London, Piccadilly Lights

20:22 CET ➳ Milan, Cadorna Square, EssilorLuxottica

20:22 PST ➳ Los Angeles, Pendry West Hollywood

20:22 KST ➳ Seoul, COEX K-Pop Square

20:22 EST ➳ New York, Luxottica, Times Square

21:30 JST ➳ Tokyo, Yunika Vision, Shinjuku



30/12/2021 Press release: Arca, Untitled
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04/01/2022 Arca Artwork Projected onto billboards around the world
18/01/2022 Why Arca lit up London on the most depressing day of the year