Such Softening Lock is a group show at the kunstverein periscope in salzburg featuring Pawel Szostak and Hannah Neckel.
Hannah Neckel shows her room installation “* ~ post virtual garden ~ *”, in which the fusion of online and offline worlds is visualized in order to stimulate a new version of the future. The focus is on post internet aesthetic and its emotional value.
A garden as space where you like to be. It is malleable, you can cultivate it and enjoy the time in it. Our online life is similar to a garden. The content grows through attention like a flower and, the more you act on the Internet, the better the online world is personalized & curated, according to your own wishes and desires.
This world is hypercurated and aestheticized, a sensory overload of aesthetic that merges with IRL in this installation to bring the two closer together to create a post-virtual vision. These signifiers serve to convey emotions to the viewer, since they are all loaded with emotional potential from nostalgia to happiness and melancholy.
Emotions shape our perception of reality. So the emotions we feel online are the same ones that we feel in other realities. There are no emotions online or offline, just ~ emotion ~.
Pawel Szostak makes short films and video works. Its output is constant and manic. Since 2012 he has created over 300 works in which he is dedicated to human condition, his own perception and the world in general.
In HEAVEN, Szostak reassembles picture and sound from his own short films into a one-hour video. It is also about dealing with your own production and person, as well as questions about aesthetics and the possibilities of digital imaging. HEAVEN material study and battle, a fight with your own work.
Image fragments are taken out of context and reassembled, scenes are made unrecognizable and effects are superimposed on effects until hardly anything of the original material can be seen. Szostak reproduces himself and his works until nothing can be seen from the origin.
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