03:33min | loop
videoinstallation by Tanya Akhmetgalieva & Michaela Muchina
sound installation by Michaela Muchina
Lotsremark, Basel, 2020 TKACHI Gallery, St. Petersburg, 2011/2012
In the project SYNTHETIC SYNDROME the spectators become hostages of ‚NEOn conciousness‘ in the world of constantly multiplying images.[…] Fluirescence, tacky colors provoke our respond, they are nothing but a reflection of the world that appears intrinsic for us.
In the moment of this chemical reaction we lose control over our feelings, experience obsessive desire for some activity, that is where an unhealthy addictive human behaviour originates from. […] People do not have a fear of being dependent on the virtual and the empty. But the questions we ask ourselves remain same: Where is our place in all these processes? To which extent are we influenced by the artificial environment? What drives us in a virtual space? How do we percieve the synthetic sound and who are we on the other side of the lens?
The virtual space we inhabit today triggers many questions that we are only approaching in the 21st century – the century of the Synthetic Thought.