In the project Inside/Outside the artist addresses our inability to transfer our conscience into the digital world. While we are all obsessed with how our digital persona will appear online in form of a picture, quote or ‘like’, we forget to reflect on how our inner, spiritual life will be projected digitally.
The artist is trying to convey this message in a series of rendered pictures and videos, generated by 3D scanning of a real human body and transferring the so obtained data into a ‘computerised world’. Like the post-humanist view sees the body as the original prosthesis, the scanned body also (ironically) finds itself empty, after entering the digital world. The hollow encasement is looked at from the inside to discover an ecosystem that has beforehand not visible to the human eye, and reveals itself as an open dimension supported by the remnants of the physical body. The supports act as a subsidiary structure for our otherworldly conscience in the world where an informational pattern is privileged over a material embodiment.
The images allow us the time for introspection while confronting us with seeing the embodiment of our conscience in the digital world, and the time to imagine what it would be like to feel, think and empathise enclosed in a virtual body. The artist envisions this project as both, a way for visualisation of our obsession with data and the digital, as well as the way of how to cope with our day to day digital frustrations, and a meditation upon our digital selves.
The project was presented at the group exhibition ‘USB Shuffle’, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany, in 2017, at the ‘Triennial of Young Artists – Premiera 2018’, at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia, and the ‘Bodies in Movement’, group exhibition at the Millepiani gallery, Rome, Italy.