*~post virtual garden~* presents a site specific project aiming to merge IRL and URL closer together through internet aesthetics.
Neckel sees the garden as something to be nurtured and taken care of and metaphorically links the garden to curated online identities and lives behind the screen, but also algorithmic content which the more is looked at, the more it grows. Using vaporwave aesthetics is important for the artist in order to load the installation with emotional potential from nostalgia to happiness and melancholia and explore how the internet shapes emotions. Claiming that the perception of reality happens through emotions, Neckel argues that there is no distinction anymore between online and offline as the emotions felt are the same in both spaces. Human brain progressively accepts phones as being a sort of prosthetic outsourced brain connected to the body. As Baudrillard argued in 1988, when the subject is in close proximity to instantaneous images and information, in an overexposed and transparent world, it "becomes a pure screen, a pure absorption and reabsorption surface of the influent networks". In other words, an individual in a postmodern world becomes merely an entity influenced by media, technological experience, and the hyperreal.
Additionally, in collaborating with Leo Lehner two instagram face filters were created post.virtual and post.virtual.2, to further merge IRL and URl together and add another layer to experience the work. they can be accessed by scanning the QR code below.
post virtual garden has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Vienna, Jesteburg, Chemnitz, Online, Potsdam and Salzburg
Accompanying the exhibition in london, a publication was released featuring works by all the artists, as well as exclusive contributions. It can be viewed as a pdf here.
exhibition at periscope salzburg ##vlog ##artist♬ Pitbull is love - dirtysicilian
live stream installation exhibition and s3x party m00d 🤩♬ Djs In Full Effect - DJ Brisk Remix Remastered - Jimmy J & Cru-l-t
@voidgirl79 ♬ Sandstorm - 90s Dance Music
berlin weekend ##work♬ Falling Down - Lil Peep
post virtual garden exhibited as part of the hypersurface group show at the austrian cultural forum in london feb 2020♬ stop using my sounds holly - sadbabydoil
last week of work ##artist ##art ##egirl ##edgy♬ giving girls cocaine w lil tracy - audiosiwannause
pre-corona time in vienna @69lean666 @machin3g1rl @le.n.o♬ Pika Girl - S3rl