revirtualizing - drowning in reality

multi level installation

in collaboration with hannah neckel

exhibited as a solo position at parallel vienna 

september 2022

Based on the cyber-aesthetic of hyper-femme online spaces and their users, this immersiveinstallation reflects the extravagant opulence of utopian visions of the future.A fountain as a sculptural focal point is surrounded by accompanying besties and bathed inluminous pink light, which is reflected in and scattered throughout the sculpture's iridescentmaterial.

Merging the virtual into the physical, this installation offers an emotional XXXperience as a call to possible utopian visions of the future and shows Space as a community-creating impetus.Revirtualizing - drowning in reality translates the phenomenon of digitalization and the quest forbalance between real and virtual spaces into an Emotional Experience.

The formal language of the work corresponds to the digital aesthetics of the Internet and highlightsits hyperfemme opulent aspects.The dialogue about digital future design is often exclusively male. In contrast, a fem-queer positionis generated, leading online as well as offline reality towards a feminist future.Marginalized groups often use online spaces as a retreat and meeting place for their communities.

revirtualizing - drowning in reality aims to give visibility to these communities, and offer thepossibility to translate these online spaces into a physical place where offline coming together andconnecting becomes possible.The eternal flow of water in the fountain mirrors the seemingly perpetual flow of the internet. Thestate of time is completely dissolved and the illusion of a fixed reality is broken. The current actualstate is replaced by a positivistic internet utopia.