Living NFT of Casa Batlló at Rockefeller Plaza by Refik Anadol
I had the opportunity to experience Living Architecture: Casa Batlló, which is a spectacular exhibit at Rockefeller Center by Christie’s and Refik Anadol.
Inspired by Gaudi’s Casa Batlló in Barcelona, it is the first NFT of its kind that is being shown at Rockefeller Center before being auctioned by Christie’s in May 2022. It uses environmental data gathered in real time from sensors around Casa Batlló, making it an AI Data Sculpture that constantly changes while capturing the facade and the feel of Casa Batlló.
In parallel, and it was still light out when I visited, I could see faint outlines of videos being projected onto the buildings around Rockefeller Plaza, which seemed to be Christie’s related but couldn’t quite tell.
Here are a couple of videos of the exhibit, which unfortunately don’t translate as well as experiencing this live.
And for those of you that are wondering what the back of this exhibit looks like – because I was – here is a picture!