Studio VisitTheo Triantafyllidis
12:00 - 19:00
Theo Triantafyllidis re-imagines the gallery space as his own virtual studio. In the creation process, he embodied an Ork avatar, who used digital tools to create 3D forms, a process that was recorded through DIY motion capture. The recordings of this performance are now presented as a 360 studio visit, where the viewer can watch the Ork create the sculptural work.
Biography Theo Triantafyllidis
Humour, lush visuals, and gaming tropes provide an entry point to the work of Theo Triantafyllidis (1988, Greece). Computer simulations, improvisations and failures, awkward interactions, and precarious physics are employed to produce visual gags. By manipulating emerging technologies, he searches for their potential emotional impact and the designated limits of their use, often trying to break them. Webpages, virtual and augmented reality, games, and interactive installations are his media of choice for this.
At the point of their climax, his pieces often become overwhelming, exaggerated, or outrageous, trying to expose the audience to the underlying themes that inform his practice. These are strongly related to internet culture and include isolation, sexuality, violence, addiction, and fear of missing out. Together with a general overflow of information and its nonsensical nature, this is the part of the internet that he considers the context for his work.