The New Protocol T-shirt was designed by Timur Si-Qin as part of his ongoing New Peace campaign.
The New Protocol T-shirt conveys the idea of cosmic distance and deep time, a foundational aspect of Si-Qin's practice. Other symbolic elements that appear on the T-shirt design, such as the desert landscape, a weed leaf, fractals, and logos created by the artist, have been previously used in artworks that Si-Qin has created over the past couple of years.
In Campaign for A New Protocol Part I, Si-Qin launches a drive to communicate a new sense of non-dualistic and secular spirituality adapted for the future. Against the backdrop of intricately rendered digital landscapes, New Peace proverbs present a spiritual framework for the world of the contemporary and the future. Here, the natural and the synthetic coalesce in a space beyond the spirit/matter dualities New Peace seeks to shed.
Timur Si-Qin is a New York-based artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese descent who grew up in Berlin, Beijing, and in a Native American community in the American Southwest. Si-Qin’s work is developed in conceptual, branded cycles which serve as frameworks for his sculptural environments, sculptures, light boxes, CGI videos, and other media.
Read our Living Content interview with him here.