The recent artistic project of Yorgos Papafigos involves a deeper exploration of
video and gaming technology to investigate the connection between individuals
and their social and ecological environment. By utilizing a combination of 3D
scanning, 3D modeling techniques, and sound, Papafigos has created a fusion of
objects and animation that conveys the essence of human experience while
offering commentary on contemporary society. The ongoing project, titled “A
random event in the field (Part1),” examines themes of alienation, human
perception, and the impact of everyday technology on our culture.
The project features a two-channel video installation, each displaying a different perspective to
enable a deeper level of audience engagement. Using advanced engine
technology, the project creates richly detailed and textured 3D environments and
simulations, drawing the viewer into a world that is both familiar and
otherworldly. The continuation project aims to explore the intricate relationship
between technology and the natural world through a series of vignettes, merging
personal experiences and disquieting situations to create a coherent narrative that
examines the complex dynamics between the individual and their environment.
Overall, the project invites reflection on how technology shapes our perception
of the world and how our memories are no longer restricted to physical objects
but exist in the digital space that we inhabit.