CROSSLUCID in collaboration with Natália Sýkorová
The artist collective CROSSLUCID and the artist Natália Sýkorová present a multimedia installation that they developed together during their 2023 residencies at the MuseumsQuartier.
The installation combines sculptural objects and sequences from “Dwellers Between The Waters,” an interdisciplinary film project that was created in partnership with the poet and researcher Oxi Pëng and the musician Sayaka Botanic. It connects artificial intelligence (AI), magic, and alchemy to find answers to human trauma in the Anthropocene epoch.
The setting in the MQ Art Box is reminiscent of an aquarium, with the rhizome-like sculptures seeming to have escaped from the virtual world of film. They establish a connection between realities and entities and address the film’s multifocal narrative structure, in which human and non-human beings, artefacts, animals, plants, spirits, forebears, gods, organisms, and technical protheses are interwoven. Linked together in a visual-narrative universe, they share apocalyptic fears and existential hopes.
The MQ ART BOX in the Main Courtyard of MuseumsQuartier Wien features temporary installations by contemporary artists. The transparent art space interacts with the public realm and reflects the diversity of the MQ complex. The exhibition program offers insights into contemporary artistic practices and fields of discourse.
Opening: "DWELLERS BETWEEN THE WATERS. FOLDINGS"
13 Nov 2023/18:30-19:30H
MQ Art Box
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Österreich
Bild: © CROSSLUCID