Cream Projects is the art practice and creative studio of Ana Nicolaescu and Sebastian Tiew.

Through artistic, curatorial and educational forms of engagement, their work explores computer-generated mechanics and imagery in the larger context of photographic and filmic histories, as a way of making visible how emerging technologies contour our ever-evolving world.

As a hybrid practice, they explore game engine tools both as means for creative production in the film, music and fashion industries, as well as subjects of contemporary critique, through moving image artworks and teaching across schools of art and architecture.

Enquiries: info@creamprojects.com
Instagram: @creamprojects

©2022 Cream Projects





Cream Projects is the art practice and creative studio of Ana Nicolaescu and Sebastian Tiew.

Through artistic, curatorial and educational forms of engagement, their work explores computer-generated mechanics and imagery in the larger context of photographic and filmic histories, as a way of making visible how emerging technologies contour our ever-evolving world.

As a hybrid practice, they explore game engine tools both as means for creative production in the film, music and fashion industries, as well as subjects of contemporary critique, through moving image artworks and teaching across schools of art and architecture.

Enquiries:
info@creamprojects.com
Instagram:
@creamprojects

My Life in the Metaverse
2022

Three-channel 4K video installation with sound, looped

Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif

My Life in the Metaverse features works by internationally renowned artists, many of whom will be presenting new commissions, or artworks that have never been shown in the UAE before.

The artists include Sophia Al Maria, Cory Arcangel, Cream Projects, Simon Denny, Celia Hempton, Paul Heyer, Haroon Mirza, Farhad Moshiri, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik, Heather Phillipson, and Andy Warhol.

“Clustering nearly two decades of my research and experience into My Life in the Metaverse that hopes to elucidate the possibilities of the free-wheeling techno world. This show is conceived as the first chapter in a series of projects that explore the prospects of our collective imagination,"

- Dr. Omar Kholeif.

Organised by Abu Dhabi Art, the show will be on display from November 16, 2022 to January 22, 2023.




Too Many Humans 
2022

Episode 1: Nadim
Episode 2: Veronica 
Episode 3: MD

2022-ongoing

Editing and sound by Ela Man

Too Many Humans offers an alternative take on the present day corporate reconceiving of the ‘metaverse’. Three episodes reveal the lives of three protagonists: Nadim, who creates 360 virtual tours of a large art gallery; Veronica, who cleans an office, while employees work remotely; and MD, who picks up fast food orders from a dark kitchen.

These episodes sidetrack the conventional understandings and seductive promises of today’s corporate virtual sphere: they recontextualise it through already existing manifestations, which made themselves visible as the pandemic gripped the world. In this context, Too Many Humans visualizes what fell through the cracks: the real-life stories of those working near and around the hardware that supports the production and consumption of digital space.

The work turns open-world game engines on their heads: what otherwise renders the irresistible images of future virtual spaces, is now used to tell stories about the wet bodies currently left behind. Here, protagonists in mundane living pictures leak the shortcomings that result from leaving everyday reality into the ‘metaverse’.






Showreel
2022 

A sample of commissioned and self-motivated moving image work and films made between 2020-2022. 

Featuring work in collaboration with Nubya Garcia, Ahluwalia, Akinola Davies Jr, Lawrence Abu Hamdan,  Architectural Association, Aries, Superflux, Mulberry, Space 10, Cream Projects and more.




artPost21
2022 

Background Artwork & Platform Concept

Collaborator: Omar Kholeif 

www.artPost21.com

Development by Ana Meisel 
Identity by Ben Hutchings

artPost21 is a meta-metaverse. A platform seeded through the mind(s) of hyper-aware multi-hyphenates. We exist for and in a world that is ‘post’ everything, a site rife for re-imagination, filling the vacuum created by a hyper-saturated algorithmically curated culture.

Formed of an ever-evolving group of cultural agents who operate at the nexus of art and culture, social justice and conscious alliance. Our collaborations build on long-term relationships, trust, and a model of transparency.

Conceived as an aggregator of polymaths, a community that works across various disciplines, as artist and coder; designer and musician; curator and filmmaker; photographer and fashion designer etc.


Nubya Garcia at Glastonbury
2022

60-minute Stage Visuals

BBC Live Stream

Director: Akinola Davies Jr.
Producer: Marina Garvey Birch and Barbara Sealy
Management: SB Music Management

Taking inspiration from ancient and futuristic styles from Egyptian, Nubian, and Yoruba civilisations, we created a 60-minute CGI film for Nubya Garcia's concert at Glastonbury.