May 6th - November 21st, 2015 / Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Magazzino del Sale #5 & Vitraria Glass +A Museum, Palazzo Nani Mocenigo
February 20th - May 10th, 2015 / Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
December 16th - March 21st, 2015 / Museum of the Swiss Abroad, Château de Penthes, à Prégny/Chambesy
May 8th - October 31st, 2015 / 6th Swiss Triennial Festival of Sculpture in Bad Ragaz and Vaduz, Switzerland
AES+F group, 2005-2007
A first part of The Liminal Space Trilogy.
HD video installation (3- and 1-channel versions), series of stills, series of pictures, series of drawings, series of sculptures (aluminum cast, white enamel).
The virtual world generated from the real world of the 21st Century, is like an organism coming from a test-tube, expanding, leaving its borders, grasping new zones, absorbing its creators and mutating in to something absolutely new. In this new world, real wars look like a game on http://americasarmy.com, and prison torture appears as sadistic exercises of modern Valkyries. Technologies and materials transform these artificial environments and techniques into a fantasy landscape of the new epoch. This paradise is a mutated world of frozen time where all past epochs fuse with each other, where inhabitants lose their sex, and become closer to angels. The world, where even the most severe, vague or erotic imagination is natural reveals the artificial, unsteady 3D perspective. The heroes of this new epoch have only one identity, the identity of the rebel of last riot. THE LAST RIOT is where all fight against all and all fight against themselves, where no difference exists between victim and aggressor, male and female. This virtual world, that has become real, celebrates the end of ideology, history and ultimately of humanity.
Text by AES+F, edited by Craig Beaty