EMBODYING THE DIGITAL - EXTENSIONS VOL I
- Text by Ida Schyum -
Through the online group exhibition Extensions vol I the new artist-driven platform Radar Contemporary puts the Danish digital art scene under the microscope. Made even more relevant by the corona lockdown, the exhibition takes the measure of what happens when our lives and art get extended into the digital field. And precisely by focusing on technologies as extensions of ourselves, the artworks stage the ways we embody the digital.
The corona crisis has radically extended our bodies. As a point of no return, we now conceive ourselves as intertwined in an enormous microbic network constantly exchanging microorganisms. Since a stranger under two meters away from us these days seems like a risk of contagious connection, the embodied sense of a relation to the world’s larger goings‐on, will always be prevalent. But while the analog body is in quarantine, we extend ourselves digitally more than ever searching for intimacy through Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or Skype. As these meetings for most of us has turned out somehow disappointing in the end, it is even more clear that art is crucial to investigate, expand, and critically question our digital platforms and interfaces.
Selva of Selves (S.O.S) 2019
The Drift, 2019
Tête performance Etude nr 6, 2020
Vladimir's Tongue, 2019
Aagaards glasplader hacked, 2019
Self Portraits, 2020
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