AUGMENTED GARDEN (2013)

Multimedia installation

 

Keystone Art Space

Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA

 

This installation, inspired by Japanese Zen gardening, contemplates about the meeting place between nature and culture, and is made out of several amorphic sculptures covered with natural, yet mass manufactured
and distributed moss.

The sculptures have kaleidoscopic prisms embedded, encompassing images of landscapes turned into intimate, fragmented, and mirrored, picturesque capsules. 

By that, the familiar outdoor landscapes that enter the exhibition space gets detached, while being fragmented, appropriated and re-defined.

In general I can say that what interests me is the influence of virtual reality and augmented reality on our culture and everyday lives.

The lines between what is real and imagined are elusive and blurred, as the virtual world gets more grasp in everybody's perception of the surrounding and of oneself.

 

 

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