Image: Selena de Carvalho, Cut through the noise (echo chamber), video installation, 2017, Project Space, Contemporary Art Tasmania.

17-Nov-2017 - 20-Dec-2017

Cut through the noise (echo chamber)

Selena de Carvalho

The idea for this work occurred while I was on a residency in India.

There I became obliquely aware of how my movements became influenced and choreographed by the invisible presence of ‘WIFI-hotspots’.

This video playfully explores fissures and cracks between an ideological representation and the consumption of the environment. For example, ‘eco porn’ and advertising generally portray romanticized landscapes free from pollution and industrialization, compared to lived experiences of wildness (such as getting lost in the Pyrenees) or seeking out nuclear reactors using Google maps. This project combines ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’ materials to draw attention to the power of the original and the copy, and references the fetishized notions of branding and symbols, as well as the inherent magic of technology.

infinite loop

door: nature video magnetic strips

video: 2:45min loop

 

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