The Portal or Let's Stand Still for the Whales, 2020
AUDIO VISUAL INSTALLATION ● 00:06:11 ● HUMPBACK WHALE SONG ● 3D ANIMATION
Edition of 3 + 2AP.
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The video was created during the pandemic focusing on the ecosystems interdependency and the need to stay silent and listen. The narration follows two different timelines describing on the one hand the struggle of humanity to adapt to challenges of the pandemic and on the other hand, the thriving of other ecosystems due to the slowdown of human activities.
Addressing an imaginary, future inhabitant of the planet earth, the narration attempts to reveal the intensity of the environmental crisis, which is actually a humanitarian crisis and the urgency of taking action immediately. At the same time touches upon questions regarding the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis such as the massive deterritorialization of labor and human communication, along with the biometric surveillance.
THE WORK WAS COMMISSIONED BY POLYECO CONTEMPORARY ART INITIATIVE. PART OF THE PCAI COLLECTION.