Sat 02 Feb, 1pm
Meet at Picnic Gallery for ‘Skeuomorph’, Unit 6, Aylesham Centre Rye Lane, SE15 5EW
Alice Bonnot will give a tour of both Hyper Mesh at Assembly Point and Skeuomorph at Picnic Gallery.
Skeuomorph (27 Jan – 24 March) will run in conjunction with Hyper Mesh (18 Jan – 23 Feb). The two exhibitions explore contemporary notions of identity, and set out to examine how identity structures could be re-imagined or reconstructed. While the group exhibition Hyper Mesh offers multiple interpretations of identity, from the geological to the administrative, the personal to the global, Skeuomorph questions the progression of human (or post-human) identity as it transcends reality through virtual means.
Pedro Moreira, also known as the digital artist persona Ped.Moreira, is a queer multi-racial artist based between Porto and London. His work explores the idea of reality through theology, identity and virtual theory. Using video games, social media, and other virtual landscapes to create videos, installations, and performances, Pedro is interested in expressing the concept of ‘virtual-existentialism’, or the acknowledgement of one’s own ‘existence’ in a virtual and imaginary environment. Skeuomorph (2019) is a new video installation piece that questions the progression of human (or post-human) identity as it transcends reality through virtual means. This piece presents the thought patterns of four characters with differing ethical resolves pertaining to their state of immortality within an imaginary landscape, eluding in no small part to theories of post-existence, heaven and utopianism.