The term “supermodernity” was coined by French anthropologist Marc Augé in 1992, categorised by factual, material and spatial abundance, as well as an excess of self-reflexiveness. In the digital age, this term has become further augmented. We live in world where information is constant. A cloud of experiences, memories and knowledge exists, literally and figuratively, all around us. In isolation, this is further amplified. We move between screens and looking out the window, fantasising about the limitlessness of the outside world. Six N. Five is a contemporary design studio – directed by Ezequiel Pini (b. 1985) – that specialises in still life visuals and videos. The studio builds on the idea of “non-spaces” that captivate our attention, providing a visual oasis that is neither real or artificial; inside or outside. Chairs are empty, pointed towards a blanket of clouds. Beds resist gravity, sitting on top of lakes. Moons rest heavy in the sky. sixnfive.com
Towards the Horizon
In conversation with Aesthetica, Dénesh Ghyczy discusses the nature of realism set against a digital world and embedded perspectives within compositions.
Zoe Strauss: 10 Years: A Slideshow at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) is a self-taught photographer and installation artist. This exhibition at Bruce Silverstein gallery marks the culmination of Strauss’ I-95 project, a 10-year long endeavour.