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KUNSTHAL CHARLOTTENBORG ART CINEMA: OCT 20 - NOV 29, 2020
ONLINE HERE: NOV 2-16, 2020                                                                                                                  
               Still from exhibited work

Ida Kvetny

EOS, 2020

©Ida Kvetny

Ida Kvetny has intuitively mediated her subconscious ideas of the future into a virtual universe and augmented sculptures. Here a half-human half-tree stands in an elevated position watching over a gloomy landscape as if it were Yggdrasil. Around the tree, women hang in contorted positions. Below, cyborgs are gesturing with tubes connected to them, and muscular metallic bodies dance on skin-like surfaces. The boundary between the biological and the virtual world is blurred.

 

In Greek mythology, Eos is the goddess of the dawn and daughter of the Titan Hyperion. Kvetny's work is inspired by Dan Simmons' science fiction novel Hyperion, which describes a future intergalactic reality. Herein, an assemblage of artificial intelligences has bred a diabolical figure controlling that mankind does not surpass their technological intelligence. Like a mythological tale about the consequences of humanity's hubris, Kvetny's work questions what digital dawn we are witnessing and how our bodies will adapt to the future.

                                                    Ida Schyum

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