EXHIBITION MARTINA MENEGON “ALL ALONE, TOGETHER”
THU, FRI, SAT, SUN / 8.-11.07.
sound design: Alexander Martinz
“all alone, together” (2020) is a project that comes in many forms: it is a generative live simulation, a WebVR immersive installation and a virtual sculpture. The work shows virtual clones of the artist’s 3D-scanned body, constrained in a dense formation resulting from an algorithmical anomaly. Their perpetual torture constantly shifts between ecstasy and anxiety, challenging the conceptions of identity but also talks about the fragility of our bodies and our “synthetic corporeality”.
Since the existence of the cyberspace, there is an obsession with the redefinition of the self as well as an anxiety about body and identity boundaries. We are facing a new experience of corporeality and subjectivity, a new artificial flesh and materiality. Through these perceivable avatars, the artist proprioceptively renegotiates the fragility of both the physical and the virtual bodies and selves, reflecting on today’s situation in which we might fell all alone, together.
Martina Menegon (Italy, 1988) is an artist working with Interactive and Extended Reality Art. In her works, Martina creates intimate and complex assemblages of physical and virtual elements that explore the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality.
Currently teaches “Digital Design and Virtuality” at the department of Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, together with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio, multimedia tools for interactive arts at the IUAV University in Venice (MA Digital Exhibit, BA Multimedia Arts). She is Head of Extended Reality and Curator at the “Area for Virtual Art” a platform for immersive experiences and get-togethers founded by sound: frame and Pausanio. Also part of the curatorial team of the new media art festival of Vienna, CIVA Festival. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.