A simultaneous action of typing, searching and sharing of our unique data is being performed through our physical and digital body often under the prism of loneliness. The physical self coexists with the digital and they confess data to each other. At the same time, the digital Other is there to hear, collect, save, share or even use these data. DATA CONFESSION re-approaches the idea of the Confessional in a post-human era. It aims to rethink the meditative and cathartic process of confession adjusted right here, right now in a digital reality. Visitors are invited to confess to an invisible other: the Internet. An affirmation that the uncomfortable, weird, unappealing online information that we seek or share on Internet search engines is in fact a confession that is stored forever in our unique algorithms. In this retro-futuristic communion the data world replaces the human presence. Can you be healed by the digital Other?
Martha Panagiotopoulou, Georgina Pantazopoulou (GR/NL)
Martha Panagiotopoulou and Georgina Pantazopoulou are interdisciplinary artists and architects working in the Netherlands and Greece. Their research is based on the cohabitation of physical, digital and spiritual space using a feminist, eco-feminist, eco-psychological and animistic approach in order to redefine them under the prism of intersectionality. Martha holds an MFA from Glasgow School of Art and a Diploma of Architecture from National Technical University of Athens. Georgina is currently completing her Master of Interior Architecture in Royal Academy of Art in the Hague and she is also graduated from the Architecture Department of University of Patras. Their collective practice started in 2021 when they met each other and shared their common visions for a more inclusive, sensitive and non-patriarchal carefully designed world. They are working with installations, participatory performances, videos, drawings and words.