Surrogate Intimacy

Tristan (Daniel Nicolas), Bucharest/Romania — Okt 24, 2016

Akademie Schloss Solitude - Surrogate Intimacy

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The images we project and perceive in a world of multiplication and image metamorphosis allow a transgression of the self.
Through the practice of digital performance, avatar creation , distribution, embodiment and transformation I aim to explore the processes of virtual corporeality constitution, its importance in engaging with the world and in self-expression.
Focusing on inner personal narratives manifested through mashups of pop items, patterns of sentimentality and sexuality I question the cross-section between IRL and URL.
The project is based on affects, personal experience and on a range of emotions which may or may not be virtual constructs as well, self-generating to a point where everything but the online persona remains
In my web residency I plan to implement an online space which will include video and digital performances of the self mixed with 3D generated enviroments as well as audio elements.The online space will act as a display of surrogate intimacy you experience in the digital realm, but also as a platform with voyeuristic potency.

Born 1989, Romanian, lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.
Daniel Nicolas known by the artist name Tristan is a visual artist whose artistic practice is based upon the rela¬tionship between online identity and the effects it has on the mental imagery of oneself.His work is concerned with the intersection between online space and real life focusing on the impact of internet culture on identity. He studied graphic arts at the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest and his recent exhibitions include Future of Art part 2, NewHive, Goethe Institut, San Francisco and “Is it wrong that I enjoy cutting people in Photoshop?”, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest.He experiments and works with vector images, 3D modeling and digital collages .

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