The Law Of Viscosity
This work stems from my personal experience of waking up to a notification from my friend: ‘We are bombing Kiev’. And all the following interactions of mine with screens, screams, people and information. While the Russian invasion of Ukraine is by far not the first War to happen in the digital age, it is the first one that touched me so intimately. This event led to me questioning immigration, social media, and ways in which we engage.
I started seeing the world as a series of screen-barriers, parallel realities where I feel like a glitch, stuck in textures. On the wrong side of the sleek black protective glass behind which the atrocities of my world are played, scrolled, clicked, and liked.
In this installation you can make the choice to engage — embodied. The liquid inside does not abide by Newton’s Laws of Viscosity, you can run through it only touching the surface or get stuck and listen. With it I reference the screen, I try to make your attention to my words felt. Where blunt force only meets resistance, mindful engagement can allow you to decide: are you ready to sink?
This installation is Kseniia's attempt to embody the choice to engage and listen. When visitors go inside, sensor knows if they are moving around or stopping. Depending on how still they are they can either see the feed scrolling away or listen to the video essay. Yet, if they choose to stop and engage, they inevitably sink.
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