FIELDS OF ARES is an exploration of the construction and decay of idealized love relationships in the post-digital age.
In the context of a 'romantic reality', the work forms a tension between interpersonal expectations and plays between idealized images and the emotionality of image content or the photographic surface. The quest for human aesthetic perfection was already a central aspect of the Greek worldview in antiquity, which can be rediscovered in virtualized form in a post-internet society:
The creation and sharing of digitally optimized self-portraits, the over-aestheticized everyday life and the reaction of digital communities displaces the fallibility and banality of the individual, the pursuit of perfection escapes from the rudimentary need of being loved. This phenomenon of the idealization of body and environment also experiences the construction of love, whose endeavor is not reality but idealization - an ancient view of the world. The decay, the breaking of that constructed utopia, is the end of antiquity, the end of a relationship between ideal and reality.
In 9 chapters, the artist post-factually enters the battlefield at the end of a relationship and reconstructs archaeological and retrospective fragments of emotional remains. She creates a fragmentation of photographic memory, and thus counteracts the vitality and data fragility of today's culture of remembrance with monumental antiquity in statues and text monuments.
The focus of the exhibition is the artist's private digital photo archive, a fragmentation of photographic memory, in order to oppose the vitality and data fragility of today's culture of remembrance with monumental antiquities in statues and monuments.
Exhibitionview: FIELDS OF ARES, Soloshow @ Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Wallprints fragmented, plaster, latex, fragrance, uv-print on acrylic glass, variable sizes