Intentions. Transfer and Disappearance II , 2017. Photo-based and 3D animation loop, color, sound, 00:58
Intentions. Transfer and Disappearance II is a short animation loop, part of a project addressing the invisible extermination of people and cultures on the margins of the dominant civilization, and the reappearance of—perhaps their own—ancient, psychedelic visions in the virtual realm.
Eva Davidova uses photography in two ways, constructing both us and the stranger with the same images, creating a 2D animation in the first case where the characteristics of each image remain, and a 3D model from these images in the second one. All gestures and emotions are perceived as mistakes by the software, and the same data does not result in the same person. The stranger inhabiting the digital spaces (and behaving in our behalf) acts as a gate through a new type of “otherness”.
Intentions explores the failure in the representation as a means of protest; the emergence of non-dualistic, ancestral realities in the folds of the cutting-edge technologies, and the profoundly false public-ness of public space. It addresses the fictitious neutrality of data and its mixture with our bodies. Deceptively “cold” and “objective”, data becomes Public Space in a way of vertical penetration, where our mental spaces are seized, enraptured, or excluded.
“Power would no longer be dealing simply with legal subjects over whom the ultimate dominion was death, but with living beings, and the mastery it would be able to exercise over them would have to be applied at the level of life itself; it was the taking charge of life, more than the threat of death, that gave power its access even to the body.” –Michel Foucault