“Pixel Paradise” is part of an ongoing collaboration between Merryn Trevethan (AU) and Sebastian Mary Tay (SG), grounded upon an exploration of an increasingly complex world and our place within it. Pixel Paradise explores how the acceleration of technological rhythms continues to alter our experiences with the physical world- changing our perceptions of our circumstances, both individually and collectively.
“Pixel Paradise” incorporates both physical and digital mediums, ranging from moving image projections, wall drawings, and video works, layered to create a labyrinthian experience of contrary or opposing components, unified as a whole. The intention is to create a complex space constituting elements recognisable but experientially abstract and inexhaustible. By emphasising these dualistic qualities the exhibition hopes to express the manifold tendencies present in our culture today.
Merryn and Sebastian utilise a techno aesthetic of interruption, glitches and feedback loops that play on the uncertainty of our perceptions and speaks of the ever-increasing inability to separate the physical and the digital and to how evolving technologies are impacting our attention spans. The digital manipulation and other processes engaged by both artists results in a dislocation of the spatial. For the audience, there is a phenomenon of an oscillatory loop; space unifies, then breaks down, only to be pieced together again. This movement speaks to a state of in-betweenness; the metaxis, and our ever increasing desire to get lost in the labyrinthian structures of our own imagining.
Venue: Comma Space, #04-02, 51 Jalan Pemimpin, Singapore 577206
When: 13 - 21 May 2023, Sat and Sun 1-6pm
By: Comma Space