XenoselfSolo exhibition – 2017
DRTHRDWR refers to one of the branches of the theory of Speculative Relativism called Xenofeminism. She doesn’t focus her attention on the progression of the entire XF manifesto, but rather examines one of their methods - alienation.
Xenoself - escaping yourself therefore finding your true essence within the process of alienation. Leaving human frame behind. Rejecting the biological body - the definitiona we are meant to believe and realising there is no limit to the forms of being. Personality does not need to be a human. Leaving the biological concepts forming the concept of the self and thriving for an individual understanding of a body or even going against the idea that a being needs to have a body. Finding your own inhuman surfaces of existence. We are ontological machines and we always were. Post-human should actually be understood as more human since it deals with the more estranged, deformed and abstract form of a human being. That is more accurate since each person should be able to define its own forms and live, behave and look according to them.
Technological surfaces meet organic, human like surfaces. Man’s emotions and sensitivity meet cold, perfectly designed machines and screens. Human as a excessful form appears on each of the works in different ways. Scattered among the textures, eye-catching colors and abstract forms. Deformed NASA like looking textures merge with each other onto one landscape.
Our bodies already belong more to the interfaces that we use rather than ourselves. Algorithms try to mimic us extending our selves. We change our thinking into the way algorithms think. We are in a process of self decolonisation transforming our spaces of existence into information based ones, involving other forms of sensuality, other ways of processing all kinds of inputs. Self searches for new materiality, sensuality and identity in a technocratic society where our natural behaviour starts to resemble internet bot ones.
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