Pinar Yoldas

Ars Longa Vita Brevis

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Piece Description

This character is part of Pinar Yoldas’s Genetically Modified Gods series. Aeon Borea is significant in that it is a Time being. Borea is engineered to live longer. Yoldas states, "through this character I wanted to inquire about our cultural obsession with longevity. The background symbolizes a waterfall or the constant passing of time, the cyclic motions of the character and abstract meatballs around him are also hinting at that.”

For Infinite Objects, Borea is seen with a text "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis."

Translated from Latin:
Life is short,
and art long,
opportunity fleeting,
experimentations perilous,
and judgment difficult.


  • 5.8 x 8.4 x 1 inches
  • Signed by artist
  • Hand numbered
  • Comes with US plug and custom cable 

Artist Bio

Dr. Pinar Yoldas is an award winning interdisciplinary designer/artist/researcher and a professor at UC San Diego. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience. Pinar is a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in the Fine Arts, a 2 times MacDowell fellow, A Hellman fellow and a 2016 FEAT Future Emerging Arts and Technologies Award recipient. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 institutions internationally including National Art Museum of Beijing, Nordic Biennial, Dr.Yoldas is an invited participant in Venice Architecture Biennial. Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Design Biennial, Royal Academy, MAAT, Migros Museum, YARAT, ZKM, Transmediale, Ars Electronica among others.

Check out more of Pinar Yoldas’s work on Instagram.


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0m 30s

This video print is curated by HERVISIONS x Studio As We Are. The collaboration strengthens their joint mission of creating space for digital art to exist IRL and cultivating, supporting and advancing voices in New Media. The femme-focused collection is also exhibiting at the CADAF Online virtual art fair this June 25th through June 28th 2020.