In the project Inside/Outside the artist addresses our inability, and potential future ability, to transfer our conscience into the digital world. As we are all consumed with how will our digital personas appear online in form of a picture, quote or 'like', we forget to reflect on how would our inner, you might call it spiritual, life be projected digitally.
The artist tries to convey this in a series of rendered pictures and videos, obtained by 3D scanning a real human body and then transferring it into a 'computerised world'. As the posthuman view thinks of the body as the original prosthesis, the scanned body also (ironically) finds itself empty after entering the digital world. The hollow husk is looked upon from the inside to discover an ecosystem that was previously not visible to the human eye and reveals itself as an airy dimension supported by the remnants of the physical body. The supports act as a subsidiary structure for our otherworldly conscience in a world where the informational pattern is privileged over a material embodiment.
The video gives us time for introspection while making us see the embodiment of our conscience in the digital and other bodily, and time to imagine how it would look like to feel, think and empathise enclosed in a virtual world. The artist envisions this project as both a way to visualise our obsession with data and the digital and as a way to cope with our day to day digital frustrations and meditate upon looking onto our future digital selves.
The project has been presented at the group exhibition ‘USB Shuffle’, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin (2017), at the 'Triennial of Young Artists - Premiera 2018' at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia (2018), the 'Bodies in Movement' group exhibition at the Millepiani gallery, Rome (2019) and at the 'Speculum Artium 2019' in Trbovlje, Slovenia (2019).
As of 14th of November 2020, the work will be displayed at the first iteration of https://e.a.t.spatial.hub.earth through the MANIPULATIONS exhibition, curated by Samatha Hookway and Institute of Contemporary Ideas and Art.