Technology and Human Nature Collide in this Italian Gallery Show

A group of artists showcase their technological dilemmas through art.

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Jul 1 2017, 11:45am

All photos courtesy © t-space studio

Within a white gallery space, wall-mounted and projection art creates a futuristic sensation, transporting the viewer of this multimedia show into near-reality where technology mimics the appearance of nature. A group show at t-space in Milan examines the breakdown between human connection and technology. The six-person show called Non Standard weaves fluid images of vibrant scenescapes composed of digital collage alongside moody lighting.

The curator of Non Standard Mattia Giussani spoke to Creators about ideas behind the group show. The exhibit concentrates on "reflecting and researching themes such as human senses, the meaning of the self and social nowadays where this is dictated by the 21st century networked capitalistic structures, and how the natural matter is transformed in order to produce the consumer goods we use everyday."

Non Standard is a sumptuous example of visual art. A stationary piece, entitled Is like the ocean? by Lea Collet and Mario Stamatis craters out the center of a gallery room with decisive drama, down to a tiny stream of dripping water. The room is covered in textural patterns which bring to mind an earth opening up underneath human feet.

Giussani says that the show was named Non Standard in order to "highlight these relationships between human, nature, and technology are far from being the norm or some fixed parameters and expectations. As long as there are technological discoveries and socio-political inequalities, this will have an effect on nature's use and misuse by humans."

Left: Anna Mikkola, Molecular Eye, 2017; Center: Anne De Boer, I am Breathing, 2016, ongoing series; Right: Eva Papamargariti, Facticious Imprints, 2016, ongoing series
Eva Papamargariti, Facticious Imprints, 2016, ongoing series, installation shot
Anne De Boer, I am breathing, 2016, ongoing series, detail shot
Lea Collet & Mario Stamatis, Is it like the Ocean?, 2017, installation shot
Lea Collet & Mario Stamatis, Is it like the Ocean?, 2017, detail shot
Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis, Is it like Ocean?, 2017, installation shot
Right and Left: Joey Holder Porphyrin, 2017; Center: Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis, Is it like the Ocean?, 2017
Right: Joey Holder, Porphyrin, 2017; Center: Lea Collet & Mario Stamatis, Is it like the Ocean?, 2017
Right: Joey Holder, Porphyrin, 2017; Left: Eva Papamargariti, Facticious Imprints, 2016, ongoing series

Group show Non Standard shows at t-space gallery in Milan from June 8th–July 24th. Find more information about the show, here.

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