Sabrina Ratté | FLORALIA | 18.06. – 31.07.2021
HYBRID BOX will be a new modular gallery in front of the Festspielhaus Hellerau presenting experimental and interdisciplinary art in the Digital Age by local as well as international artist:s while accompanying the beginning reconstruction of the east barracks.
For the opening of HYBRID BOX we present FLORALIA, the current work by Sabrina Ratté, which premiered at the Centre Pompidou Paris in February 2021.
18.06. – 31.07. on event days one hour before and after the start of the event.
Access to the HYBRID BOX is individual.
Sabrina Ratté | FLORALIA
Images and composition: Sabrina Ratté
Sound design: Andrea-Jane Cornell
Inspired by the writings of Donna Haraway, Ursula Le Guin, and Greg Egan, the work plunges us into a speculative future, where samples of then extinct plant species are preserved and displayed in a virtual archive room. Through editing and visual strategies, this archive room is sporadically transformed under the effect of interference caused by the memory emanating from the listed plants, revealing traces of a past that continues to haunt the place. FLORALIA is a simulation of ecosystems born from the fusion of technology and organic matter, where past and future coexist in a perpetual tension of the present.
Sabrina Ratté is a Canadian artist living in Paris. Her practice includes video, animation, installations, sculptures, audio-visual performances and prints. Mixing analog technologies, photography and 3D animation, she investigates the influence of digital and physical spaces and the interplay between these surroundings and subjectivity. She was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award (CAN) in 2019 and 2020 and she is represented by Charlot Gallery in Paris and Ellephant Gallery in Montreal. Her work has been presented internationally by various institutions including Laforet Museum (Tokyo), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec City), Thoma Foundation (Santa Fe), PHI Center (Montreal), Whitney Museum of Art (New York), Chronus Art Center, (Shanghai), Museum of the Moving Image (New York).
Next dates HYBRID BOX:
07.10. – 07.11. I AM (VR), Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg in collaboration with Rodrik Biersteker | VR-Installation
PYLON-Lab presents LOVE STORY by Candice Breitz
04.06. – 02.07.
PYLON-Lab, Wallgässchen 2, 01097 Dresden
HYBRID BOX is a project in cooperation with HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and PYLON.
The HYBRID BOX program 2021 is supported by MUTEK, Goethe Institut, Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.
With HYBRID a new international platform for the arts in the digital age and critical phases of global transformation processes will be established, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses.
Technical direction: Tobias Blasberg, Production management: Micha Lotz
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