All my friends are phones and tablets is an event created in collaboration with 1646 art space (Den Haag, Netherlands), which presents two exciting video works by recent graduates from the Interactive Media Design department, at The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art, Carmen Roca Igual and Adam Centko. Presented video works reflect on technology, loneliness and the role of digital environments in everyday life. A new reality emerges from our relationship to the digital world and the way we use representations of ourselves in it.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Nadija Mustapić, professor and multimedia artist.
The program will take place in Filodrammatica (Korzo 28/1, Rijeka) on Friday, February 12, starting at 6 pm.
In accordance with the recommended measures to prevent coronavirus infection, the number of visitors who can be in the gallery at the same time is limited. Also, visitors are invited to disinfect their hands at the entrance, maintain an appropriate distance from each other and be sure to wear a protective face mask.
Novel (20 min) by Carmen Roca Igual is a dramatic musing on the external and internal masks we choose to put on, an introspective journey, in a quarantine, accompanied by phones and tablets. Characters question their own self-image out loud as they talk to and even gossip with selfies and inanimate objects.
Carmen Roca Igual, Novel (video still)
Silicon Sights (8 min) by Adam Centko offers a stroll through digital and natural landscapes whilst trying to interpret how they intertwine. A fragile dependency comes to light, showing how the digital space can’t thrive without the natural resources of the physical one.
Adam Centko, Silicon Sights (video still)
Nadija Mustapić is an artist whose work explores multidimensional relations between the representation of space, its subjectivity and political contingency. Her approach is based on audio-visual documentation that focuses on abstracting, fragmenting and constructing poetic narratives, considering, therefore, documentary an expandable category. She also often employs fictional elements as well as psychogeography to trigger changes in the viewers’ perception of a place in time. The non-linear narratives constructed around places that evoke contingent conditions, states of being or meanings get translated into immersive spatial video/audio installations. She is a professor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, where she teaches the courses Theory of Space and Fundamentals of Design.