INVITATION - Digital Diary
Kitsch Doom and Bettina Saroyan cordially invite you into their fictional digital realities through an epic virtual conversation!
Kitsch Doom and Bettina Saroyan cordially invite you into their fictional digital realities through an epic virtual conversation! They will be accompanied by Áine Phillips (ainephillips.com), an award winning visual artist and academic based in Galway. She works in live performance, video and sculptural installation.
Based in the countryside of Wexford, Ireland and Saumur, France during their final year MFA course at NCAD, Digital Diary is a response and demand to continue their performance based art practices through the pandemic however possible. Low-fi devices like phones, social media or virtual realities are very present in their installations for this reason.
Kitsch and Bettina are both interested in how our growing relationship with technology is changing the way we perceive the world and ourselves. As a result of this growing relationship they believe humanity is currently in a state of evolution, for the worst or better. Underlining our growing dependence towards ‘the network’ and populated by colorful characters and delirious beings. The two artists have joined forces to navigate and explore the online self by performing on various social media platforms as self-made characters.
Torn between traditions, like familial and social expectations, which emphasize their drifting toward dematerialization and the promises of technical advancements (transhumanism and posthumanism). Digital Diary is a dialogue that nurtures their art practice but also highlights the way they conceive our era. For them, traditions and technology are not opposed but complementary, helping us to appropriate our own stories and identities.
Join them live on the 30th of April at 7.30pm on their Youtube channel https://tinyurl.com/ywr4apjf
You can find out more about their work here: