I think 'age of fracture' is a good description of how its felt since 2020. The phrase comes from the video game 'Elden Ring' where a character talks about their descendants seeing what happened before them, considering it an age of fracture. It is a very inspiring phrase because it implies that there is a later era and that those who come after us see it as a watershed moment. In the same way, these artists document different types of fractures: the fractures between their image and what they project towards the world; the fractures between rhetoric and reality, and the fractures between that are caused when we do not think about our actions.
Something that impressed me a lot about the artists was the very pertinent desire in the works to break. Break the rules, explore an error or the glitch as something useful, necessary and also beautiful.
Exactly, and they are all very young, and what we see is expression without filters; without fear of saying and creating what they truly feel.
During the curatorial process we talked about perception and that all the works, in some way, are about building or revealing multiple layers. The artists in this exhibition show that we can use new media and technology to understand more about our identities, bodies, and how society influences our perception of ourselves.
At the end of the day, technology is a tool and how we use it determines its value. In this case, they use technology to communicate something, to contribute and change things. Unfortunately not everyone thinks or acts this way. I think that these artists are an example for everyone.
GAZE is an interactive narrative work that forces the participant to embody the life of a woman throughout her day and experience the doubts that she faces regardless of the choices she makes.
We know what our heart sounds like, we know what our digestive tract sounds like. But do we know what a disease sounds like? Do we know what cancer sounds like?
You are an idol fan and you have the opportunity to choose what kind of fan you want to be. How will your idol react?
Morgan plays with the phonetics and semiotics of the alphabet. This experimental work questions meaning and reinterprets it through its auditory qualities.
Hope Lights our Way confronts us with the contradictions that Olympic messages like this pose with the realities that we face every day.
Being me, a kitten. I still don't have a name. I live in a metal box with my brothers. The owner of the shelter gives us food every day. Do I want to get out of the box?