Virtual Private Network
Berlin / 2019
A virtual private network (VPN) gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. VPNs mask your internet protocol (IP) address so your online actions are virtually untraceable. Most important, VPN services establish secure and encrypted connections to provide greater privacy.
‘VPN’ is an installation consisting of two video projections depicting a visual and verbal dialogue between two realities: the virtual and the real.
The first video shows dancers lost in their inner state, driven by a primal and physical compulsion to move from a repetitious beat. The movement of the dancers is decelerated, transforming the piece into a meditative visual experience.
The second video is a 3D performance of the same dancers located in a seemingly infinite virtual space. The perspective moves through the digital environment, free of borders, entering and re-entering the individuals, while they progressively morph together and become increasingly connected.
These videos are additionally accompanied by verbal monologues which explore how our society is changing due to the rapid development of technology and the impact this will have on present and future human relations. When installed, the two projections place the viewer in between the tensions of two worlds, creating a sensory domain of vision and sound that challenges our understanding of reality.