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Jun 8-Jul 15, 2017 | reception Thur 8 Jun, 5-8pm:
Digital Spheres. Clara Bacou. Exhibition statement: We live in the digital information age. Increasingly, we spend more time online or organising our lives and information about who we are online. We create digital avatars of ourselves as a result of being in the internet age, "The performance of the self continues on the net... It's a media-specific mask of the self, created within Facebook's prescribed parameters and under certain contractual terms of use. It's basically an avatar 2.0" (Mark Butler). The word ""avatar" is the Hindi pronunciation of the Sanskrit term "avatara" which means "to descend from" and therefore "incarnation". In this sense, avatars can be described as incarnations of ourselves online. We live in digital spheres as digital representations of ourselves that we have created. This show is an exploration of the boundary between the physical and digital plane, which is growing remarkably thin in our minds. All the work produced for this exhibition is digital and inspired by the world of online avatars. The digital work in this exhibition is brought to tangible perception through the use of light projection. It is a cross-over of digital 3D characters, into the real and phsyical world ... more
Digital Spheres. Clara Bacou.
Exhibition statement: We live in the digital information age. Increasingly, we spend more time online or organising our lives and information about who we are online. We create digital avatars of ourselves as a result of being in the internet age, "The performance of the self continues on the net... It's a media-specific mask of the self, created within Facebook's prescribed parameters and under certain contractual terms of use. It's basically an avatar 2.0" (Mark Butler). The word ""avatar" is the Hindi pronunciation of the Sanskrit term "avatara" which means "to descend from" and therefore "incarnation". In this sense, avatars can be described as incarnations of ourselves online. We live in digital spheres as digital representations of ourselves that we have created. This show is an exploration of the boundary between the physical and digital plane, which is growing remarkably thin in our minds. All the work produced for this exhibition is digital and inspired by the world of online avatars. The digital work in this exhibition is brought to tangible perception through the use of light projection. It is a cross-over of digital 3D characters, into the real and phsyical world.

Fresh out of her student projects, this is the first solo show of Clara Bacou.

Clara Bacou was born in London, England, Camden Town with a multicultural and heterogeneous way of life, a maze of markets and the people who walk them, constant inspiration for alternative culture, music and art.