Lights Of Heaven - Working In Background


my avatar thrives
within glitching walls

created for Google Maps / Streetview Exhibition

    “my avatar thrives within glitching walls" reflects on the existence of avatars in virtual space –
constructed out of afk body scans that acquire new ethereal presence through manipulation and (partially) altered textures.

    Virtual identity unfolding, through digitalisation, its presentation, and queer inhabitance are being echoed. Fantasy and ideals merge and coalesce into individual dreamlike islands that do not borrow virtual space, but rather expand in it and shamelessly spread (it out).
Physical reality, constructs, manipulation, and parallel universes collide –
freshly born entities thrive within the eternity of the internet and glitching walls.


    In their latest installment of exhibitions, the artist collective @r00m69 is pleased to present 𝖎 𝖜𝖎𝖘𝖍 𝖞𝖔𝖚 𝖜𝖊𝖗𝖊 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊, a Google Street View based hybrid intervention and virtual experience. Topologies of virtual space that mirror real-world locales have evolved into a new architectural arena for the creation, exhibition, distribution and experiencing of art. These virtual landscapes, however uncontrolled, uncurated, unmanaged, pull on the atmosphere of the physical areas in which they are anchored, toying at protest and deconstruction, and push beyond the appearance of “the real.” Virtual topologies reflective of their physical counterparts can develop a dialectic understanding of the way organism, object, space and environment mutually construct each other.

    𝖎 𝖜𝖎𝖘𝖍 𝖞𝖔𝖚 𝖜𝖊𝖗𝖊 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊 attempts to ingest the lived, the essential, the forgotten the ignored, the sutured, the cellular, the categorical, the intimate, the abandoned and other such social-geographies of the physical realm into the virtual one, one that is relational, processive in viewing reality and consisting of multiples, a complex of processes. This ingestion process of replicating and scanning the physical, in this case a derelict cinema house in an affluent inner-city district, brings into view multiple aspects of complex systems that transform through a focused view on each artist’s work.

explore@ room69, VIENNA (AT)