Transverse hyperspace

Transverse hyperspace

Transverse hyperspace

Installation, video-essay, UV-print, photo-sculpture, installation, smells, texture, mirror

Skidan attempts to set up a laboratory study of a new kind of physicality that seeks to erase gender boundaries and the alienation of the virtual body from its physical carrier.The artist harnessesrepresentations of sexuality as a means of eradicating identity and the projection of a unifiedstructural memory.The artist builds her video works through the medium of live broadcasts and “stories.” Organized as the dimly lit transit space of a laboratory, the exhibition restages selected aspects of the transitional state of culture on the way to the dystopian world of the future (“the world without us”), with the help of recovered artifact-ruins and landmarks that could be used as triggers for the recovery mechanisms of memory.

Skidan pieces together the landscape of this forthcoming world from the scraps of information left behind after unknown events, supplemented by video installations and objects. In doing so, she offers new strategies for orientation in space, the constant reinscription of one’s self within the digital landscape and the various means of sensory perception, with the help of olfactory installations (drawing on aroma as a potent catalyst for personal memories), haptic and photosculpture, immersive video environments, and a suit designed as the uniform of the stalkers who will inhabit the earth in its near post-human future.World of «Transverse hyperspace» is the ruins of the digital environment, the speculative memories of theartificial intelligence of the future recalling the “lost paradise” of the nature of the past.

The exhibition accompanied by 3 collective yoga and perfomance sessions, combined with lectures on dark ecology and posthumanism(philosopher Katya Nikitina) , and performances(choreograph and performer Anna Kravchenko) by guest lecturers and sound-artist (Vassiliy Sumin). There visioners immersed in defferent layers of percepcion, physical research and intelectual drift. 

Fragment gallery, Moscow, 2018
Curated by Sasha Burenkov.
 
 



Video-essay from exbition.
Music by Mathias Glassow, Mica Levi and original music and sound-design by GRTVN.