Transformative Encounters - Eva Papamargariti

From January 24, 2018

Transformative Encounters is a short visual narration including 3D animated materials, video recordings and poetic elements that refer to a multitude of bodies and their consecutive encounters with an unfamiliar organism that take place as they intersect, feed, touch, alter, discard, contain, compartmentalize and aknowledge each other’s corporeality. A xeno-entity and its abstract scaleless anatomical characteristics become the central figure of the narration as it attempts to observe, interlink and communicate with others while its mere unfamiliar existence is developing both into a hindrance and a challenge to identify itself and get identified by the swarm.

Eva Papamargariti practice focuses on time-based media (video, gif animations) but also printed material and sculptural installations that explore the relationship between digital space and (im)material reality. She is interested in the creation of 2d/3d rendered spaces and scenarios which provoke narrations based on the obscure simultaneous situations happening in a quotidian frequency on the verge of digital and physical environments blurring the boundaries between these ‘ecosystems’. Her work delves into issues and themes related to simultaneity, the merging and dissolving of our surroundings with the virtual in addition to the constant diffusion of fabricated synthetic images that define and fragment our identity and everyday experience.
Papamargariti exhibited her work in institutions, museums and festivals such as the New Museum (New York), Whitney Musem (New York), Tate Britain (London), Museum of Moving Image (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal), Transmediale Festival (Berlin) and also on the Internet ( Panther Modern, Parallelograms, ANIGIF, 15Folds, Channel Normal, The Wrong – Digital Art Biennale, Eternal Internet Brotherhood, Cloaque.org)