Unnur Andrea Einarsdóttir: Ontolica

The ontological divide between physical reality and the virtual realm.

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Concept and peformance by Unnur Andrea Einarsdóttir.

Ontolica is a multi-disciplinary performance consisting of sound, music, installation and visuals. Through the co-ordination of sound, image and movement the work is meant to articulate the ontological divide between physical reality and the virtual realm. It also addresses the sensory overload we can be subject to through the use of social media and similar platforms, presenting us with thousands of unrelated images and disparate narratives, often contributing to a distorted and fragmented experience of reality. Are we moving towards a place where the visual representation of ourselves and our world is becoming as important to us as reality itself, and can what we define as reality only be limited to a physical experience? In a hyper digitalised society, how important is physical contact with others and what are the consequences of eliminating it entirely from our interactions?

The first iteration of this performance series took place at Galleri Blunk in Trondheim Norway.

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