Installation shots from solo exhibition _overlapping moments of a slightly present (2021) Saigon, Athens, Greece. 


MONDAY_MORNING[DT27012020_HRS8_GMT3] and THURSDAY_NIGHT[DT17042020 _HRS20_GMT3] series, 2020-21.
Glossy ChromaLux digital prints, images are digital renders created using a game engine, custom-made
aluminium support structure for hanging, dimensions vary.


since all presence is presence at a distance, 2021.
Collaboration for sound with Beatrice Vorster.
Collaboration for structure and electronics Christopher Towers. 
Soundscape, Arduino-powered motor, Raspberry Pi, switches, custom-made steel and perspex structure, speaker, iPod touch, cables, 2450 x 100 x 100 cm.


theTelescope, 2021.
5.40 min video, full colour, no sound, CGI, screen, DVD, DVD player, on loop.





















In the desert

what appears close is further than you assume;

your sense of space and time collapses under the vastness

                                          -in the desert you are close to death and more alive than ever-

This place is not rendered on a human scale.


In the virtual

what appears close is further than you assume;

your sense of space and time collapses under the vastness

                                          -in the virtual world you are neither dead or alive-

This place is not rendered on a human scale.



Reflections on water were replaced by mirrors and the human would now always be accompanied by its fragmented virtual image; it’s disembodied self looking back at them. Today our image arrives with delay; reflections are replaced by simulation and new cars have micro-cameras instead of side mirrors. Space and time are disintegrating and folding into themselves.


Drones and satellites have replaced our eyes feeding us global memories; images and videos of moments we never experienced -places we never embodied. Windows and screens share the property of presenting their audience with a two-dimensional world, voided by other senses than vision. With the increase of CGI, the reality of this image-world becomes increasingly difficult to validate and potentially unimportant. These worlds are for ethereal travelers of the mind.


MONDAY_MORNING[DT27012020_HRS8_GMT3] and THURSDAY_NIGHT[DT17042020 _HRS20_GMT3] print series represent captured moments of a fleeting virtual reality. A distant quiet desert renders in real time through the computer game moment[1.3]escape.now, by connecting to the system clock of the user’s computer. Hazy blue skies and deep blue nights extend from our screen to the vastness of the sandy hills. The dissociated self divides and multiplies to engage with multiple presents- it runs into itself and observes silently its own silhouette looking away.

                                                                        

  theTelescope monitors Saigon when it’s sleeping.



Exhibition text by Ellie Anotniou