Working at the intersection of light, performance and sculpture, Sinelnikova has created a vast body of work in which inspiration is drawn from fractals of light to create the hand-cut patterns of her resin sculptures. Organ Farm features these resin sculptures and a new series of 24 smaller works inspired by plant and animal patterns photographed while completing a residency in Austin, TX, where she spent time as a child.
In this installation, Sinelnikova further explores the individual body juxtaposed with the digital world. Fittingly dubbed as “Fairy Organs”, the sculptures often allude to the human body or body processes, and, when paired with projection-mapping, come to life. In Organ Farm, Sinelnikova incorporates projections of herself interacting with the sculptures as “The Oracle,” a character through which she channels her digital sorcery, drawing on the myth of the Faeries. When stitched together and mapped with an RGB delay, the projected feeds create a dazzling holographic effect against the sculptures.
“My primary area of inquiry is the individual body, as contrasted with the digital world. Building bit by bit through tiny cuts is my meditative mirror to the tiny data packets which serve as our primary system of communication, pixels and instant messages constituting much of what we see. ” - excerpt from Artist Statement