Nine looping 4K video artworks, as part of a group show inspired by Vilém Flusser's 1985 work of the same name.
I was thrilled to be invited to participate in Reykjavík Design March 2023 as part of one of Iceland's first group shows exhibiting digital artists on 9 huge 4K displays.
Curated by Nils Wiberg, the theme of the exhibition comes from Vilém Flusser's philosophical work which describes the concept of Technical Images, an abstraction above film, video, text and drawings, that describe and convey concepts in ways that the previous mediums cannot.
He goes on to describe a possible future in which we're all co-creating these images together in 'darkened rooms' - a chamber orchestra that jointly maps reality, and that distribution of the means of production of these images could help lead us to a utopic understanding of the world, but also warns that centralised control and censorship of these images would lead to deep repression and a dystopic future. For me the text, if you squint a bit, gives a really poetic and prescient way of visualising our current media landscape, from the co-created, mass-consumed reality of Instagram and TikTok, to the state-level media control in countries such as China and Russia.
The pieces were inspired by the LIDAR work I've been doing with Volta and Aristokrasia, made in Unity, with big thanks to Parik Ontkovic for camerawork, Liam Cobb, Uta Reichardt, Íris Erlings René Boonekamp and Hafnarhaus for the recording test process.
- Exhibition at Design March: ⤤