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JUST SHADOWS IN THE CAVE
Installation, 2019, powder, wood, clay 

 

My project is a research of environment, the interaction of technology and nature. First time in the residence - a completely new space for me, but I already saw these landscapes, before the trip - "walking" through the terrain in a virtual space - Google maps. You find yourself in a situation when you are physically in this place for the first time, but already know the area. Already getting your first impressions in a virtual environment. And those and other impressions are real? A similar problem was raised in Plato's parable of the cave. How people sitting in a cave and seeing only shadows on its wall can find out about the presence of real bodies. Is the Internet only a shadow of reality or is it gradually replacing the physical world?

I’m working with the natural materials, I'm planing to integrate parts of the surrounding nature into my project. Show the contrast of real physical objects and digital copies. The project will have installations, photos and paintings. From the materials I want to use stones, colored pigments, canvas, metal and glass.