We live in the digital information age.
Increasingly, we spend more time online or organising our lives and information about who we are online. We create digital avatars of ourselves as a result of being in the internet age, ‘The performance of the self continues on
the net... It’s a media-specific mask of the self, created within Facebook’s prescribed parameters and under
pronunciation of the Sanskrit term ‘avatara’ which means ‘to descend from’ and therefore ‘incarnation’. In
this sense, avatars can be described as incarnations of ourselves online.
We live in digital spheres as digital representations of ourselves that we have created. This show is an
exploration of the boundary between the physical and digital plane, which is growing remarkably thin in our minds.
All the work produced for this exhibition is digital and inspired by the world of online avatars. The digital work in
this exhibition is brought to tangible perception through the use of light projection. It is a cross-over of digital
3D characters, into the real and physical world.
Fresh out her student projects, this is the first solo show of Clara Bacou.
Clara Bacou was born in London, England, Camden Town with a multicultural and heterogeneous way of life, a maze of markets and the people who walk them, constant inspiration for alternative culture, music and art.
KEY WORDS: ANIMATION / DIGITAL /
3D / CHARACTER / AVATAR / ONLINE
OFFLINE / LIGHT / PROJECTION
HOLOGRAMS / DIGTAL SPHERE /
DIGITAL REALM / VIRTUAL WORLDS
VIRTUAL REALITY / IMMERSIVE