2023: Digital Sensations, multi-sensory installation, Art In Space Gallery, Dubai (part of Art Dubai), curated by Vertical Crypto Art
2022: CODESS by UY, Berghain Halle, Berlin, curated by Idan Gilony
Anti-Atlantis is an experimental multi-sensory installation at the nexus of immersive art and scientific inquiry that unites an interdisciplinary group of artists with Neomento, a leading virtual reality therapy and research group at Berlin’s Charite hospital.
If Atlantis is the story of an ancient culture destroyed by nature, then Anti-Atlantis represents its opposite – a future landscape destroyed by the human culture of excess. The organic form represents the vision of utopian paradise as we remember it – even though this memory might exist only as a constructed fantasy. The scene reveals the effect of “progress”; appropriation of nature as a resource for industrial production with alarming pollution levels. Anthropocene leads to paradise lost, a disaster scenario that, if we ignore warning signs, gradually consumes everything. Anti-Atlantis calls for the moment of awakening. Time travel between the past and the future brings attention to our present behavior, its consequences, and impulses for change.
The focus is on passage through the dystopian vision of the future, which could be still avoided by joined effort in creating the world we want to wake up into.
The Sensus Communis team consists of Evelyn Bencicova, Enes Güc, Zeynep Schilling, Farahnaz Hatam & Colin Hacklander of LABOUR, Joris Demnard and Manuel Farre of Ikonospace