Myriam Thyes: SMART PANTHEON (short version)

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    SMART PANTHEON (short version)


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Artist Statement:

    My themes and visual researches deal with powerful symbols, myths and signs from architecture, society, politics, movies, and religions. My artworks are explorations of their meanings, a questioning, reevaluation, and creations of new associations. In order to undermine entrenched representations, I work directly with them, contradict or re-interpret them with visual means, or focus on their hidden aspects. Using video, animation, collage, abstraction, and found footage, well-known figures undergo transformations, start to communicate and build new relations. Symbols of identities turn into elements of dialogues.

    All kinds of people are using their smartphones. The displays don’t show any apps – only the sensual movements of the hands count. Each pair of hands plays both roles from Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” at the Sistine Chapel: God the father and Adam, whose fingers touch each other. Smartphones are the new saints to which we cling and who guide us on our ways – they are the amulets of our time.



Smart Pantheon from ACM SIGGRAPH on Vimeo.