blok 70, entrance A
floor 9, apartment 23,
It’s been selected for
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018
2018 Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art - Liverpool John Moores University
The still life has traditionally been used to depict inanimate objects; often part of an artist’s surrounding or the environments they are living in. I saw the still life as a potential template for a new form of storytelling.
This work is part of a series that takes the rules of composition found in the style of the nature morte and uses them as a method for evoking emotion and narrative. By using computer-generated imagery I have generated a hyper-realistic depiction of a post-communist scene located in Sofia, Bulgaria.
In this still life, I have specifically focused on communicating a feeling of disgust. My intention is to make the viewer feel disgusted by observing the unusual interactions that occur between the objects in the composition. In order to achieve this feeling of abjection, I have experimented with manipulating the object's physical attributes out of the ordinary realm of understanding.
VACATION OF DOOM
The installation is designed around the notion of escaping the Earth's anthropogenic landscape, by creating an alternative reality.
The departure point for the virtual journey, is in a near future where synthetic environments have become more natural than nature it self. The artificial setting offers a get away from your physical self into a parallel universe.
The project explores the idea of escapism in a post human condition where people exists in multiple forms in real life and in virtual reality. It suggests a surreal fabricated way of going on vacation for the future citizen in our digital society.