The Dog Days Will be Over Soon
A series of framed video game screen shots
a series of sculptures with discarded game electronics , moss and other plants
We live in a time where artificial intelligence challenges human thinking and decision making – even creativity. Algorithms might know more about us than we know about ourselves. Many seem concerned about advancements in technology and imagine a Terminator-like doomsday scenario. This exhibition however paints an alternative picture, taking on a more sentimental perspective.
Bita Razavi has created a new body of work that focuses on liminal states between physical and digital experiences, between artificial and natural spaces. A series of photographs that resembles classical landscape paintings in gilded frames. They are, however, screenshots from video games – beautiful computer generated scenery. A video work explores the same imagery, taking on an impressionist approach towards the ephemeral nature of light and its effect on colors. In doing so, Razavi records the same footage over and over again under different light and weather conditions, all within the environment of computer games. In a series of sculptures with discarded game electronics and plants, on the other hand, she suggests yet another relationship between organic and digital.