Dichotomica is a video animation conceived as a journey toward the dichotomous nature of humankind.

Humans are complex creatures capable of both greatness and destruction, embodying both good and evil.

The whale (in the video, a Humpback whale), an ancient and endangered creature and one of the oldest animals, predates humans. For the artist, this mammal represents our conscience and guides us through different scene installations that depict both the positive and negative aspects of human civilization from the artist’s perspective.

The whale passes through the elements that the artist perceives as beneficial for civilization and collides with all the rest.

The scenes along the journey are conceived as art installations in a ‘white cube’ space aesthetic.

DNA editing (CRISPR)

Gene editing tool, Nobel Price Chemistry 2020

Plastic pollution

(16.000 plastic bottles are knocked over during the passage of the whale. 16.000 is the number of plastic bottles bought in the world every second)

Roman fresco

(a fragment wall of the most ancient Roman garden paintings ever found in Villa of Livia, Rome, dated from 4020 BC )

 

Concrete

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.

Cement production is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Ruins

Like in Renaissance iconography, ancient world ruins represent a flourishing of art and science, symbols of enlightenment and repositories of lost knowledge.

Electricity

We are made of ‘flesh and electricity’

Virtual nature 

Nature on a led wall

Panoramica at Shenzhen’s SeaWorld Culture & Arts Center – Shenzhen, China Curator: Raideinist

Panoramica at Shenzhen’s SeaWorld Culture & Arts Center – Shenzhen, China Curator: Raideinist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panoramica exhibited at Art In Space 5 senses immersive gallery, Dubai