Title: Imagine yourself on an island in the middle of the ocean
Technique: Full HD video
Duration: 07 min. 50 sec.
Music and sound design: Jacek Doroszenko
The video is based on the reflections accompanying the creative stays within the Artist-in-Residence programs on the island of Lefkada in Greece and the Azores in Portugal. The video uses virtual landscapes and digital distortions that often accompany computer games. Fascinated by modern information technologies and their incredible potential to shape lifestyles, I seek to answer the question of how to authentically capture the rich duality of physical and virtual life that we currently experience. Despite technological advances, virtualization, and digitalization of reality, we are still looking for rituals and spiritual practices that will allow us to reach a state of deep awareness or at least simulate it. In the video, I also use a text I wrote based on meditations popular on the YouTube channel, listening to which helps to calm down, relax and achieve the desired results in various aspects of life. By using the alphabet of contemporaneity and looking at one of the most classic themes – a landscape, I attempt to present the very common in the digital age craving for relaxation in an idyllic environment.