Transverse hyperspace

Transverse hyperspace

Transverse hyperspace

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

The artist attempts to set up a research space 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 harnesses representations of sexuality as a means of eradicating identity and the projection of a unified structural 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 its way to a 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 mechanisms of recovering memory.

Skidan pieces together the landscape of this forthcoming world from scraps of information left behind after unknown events, supplemented by video installations and objects. In doing so, she offers new strategies for spatial orientation, the constant reipscription 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 photographic sculptures, immersive video environments, and a suit designed as a uniform for stalkers who will inhabit the earth in its near post- human future.The world of transverse hyperspace is the ruins of a digital environment, the speculative memories of an artificial intelligence of the of the future recalling the “lost paradise” of the nature of the past.

The show was accompanied by three collective yoga and performance sessions, combined with lectures on dark ecology and posthumanism, in addition to performances by guest lecturers and sound artists.These served to connect the main points of the exhibition, with the attendees immersed in different layers of perception, physical exploration and intellectual 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.