all alone, together
Web Virtual Reality Experience, Virtual Sculpture
Martina Menegon (Italy, 1988) is an artist working with Interactive and Mixed Reality Art to create intimate and complex assemblages of physical and virtual elements, that explore the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality. She is currently teaching “Digital Design and Virtuality” at the department of Transmedial Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and regularly collaborates with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio teaching multimedia tools for interactive arts at the IUAV University in Venice. In 2019 she is created /afk: together with Shahab Nedaei, and curated Mixed Reality Art Exhibitions in Vienna. She currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria
“all alone, together” shows virtual clones of the artist’s 3D-scanned body, constrained in a dense formation resulting from an algorithmical anomaly. Their perpetual torture constantly shifts between ecstasy and anxiety. Since the existence of the cyberspace, there is an obsession with the redefinition of the self as well as an anxiety about body and identity boundaries. We are facing a new experience of corporeality and subjectivity, a new artificial flesh and materiality. Through these perceivable avatars, the artist proprioceptively renegotiates the fragility of both the physical and the virtual bodies and selves, reflecting on today’s situation in which we might fell all alone, together.