VEERA GONTŠUGOVA


 



                 



                         
 


     












MYSPACE


(the title, inspired by the namesake social network that was popular in 00s, hints on the individual experience)

I speculate on the conditions of an utopian world where I don’t need to go outside anymore. As a human within a physical body, to be able to relate to such a modified habitat, I am forced to blur the boundaries and look for new ways to adapt. Living in two parallel realities: the one behind the screen and my physical home, slowly merging into one. Where does one start and the other finish? What is the minimum for a never-ending home space?

To better understand the connecting points, I find it useful to examine the meaning of the virtual (as something only appearing to be, but not existing) in a broader sense. In other words, to view the virtual forms that are not digitally created, nor represented by digital means. Using a more familiar virtual space as a model, I can draw parallels with digital virtuality. Such seeming forms can be, for instance, a textual representation, a drawing or such heterotopias as a mirror or a Persian rug.

The project is a series of speculative and ironic proposals on semi-materialization of the space we all have been to but never experienced physically. An augmented reality that’s on the conjunction of material and ephemeral, metaphorical and literal.

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Authorship, production,
post-production

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The textual rug is created
in collaboration with Christopher
Michael
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Visuals for the ‘going-outside’
video are made in collaboration with Johann Kööp aka @kanaliha

Speacial thanks to Vent Space
for the residency opportunity.






April 2021 / Tallinn, Estonia