|Eve Allsop, Home beside the Banana Bridge, Mile End, London|
|'Somewhere Between My Fingertips and the|
End of the World I Hover' - Eve Allsop
Eve Allsop's net is the only one in the book and exhibition to reference an online haven or dwelling. It is a clever play on the ubiquitous HOME link that we see on every website or blog, yet I have never thought of that HOME as a real home until now. We increasingly gather 'friends' around us but we may never have met them in the real world. This net gives us the opportunity to bring them out of ephemeral internet and give them a moment of permanency in the real breathing world.
Eve explains more, "I explore ideas of anxiety, obsession, fantasy, revolt, incoherent narrative, and cyberspace as physical territory. Hyperbolically echoing the aesthetics of social networking and amateur photography, my work addresses the inescapable banality of daily life and the conflicting notions of freedom and enslavement that come with virtual escapism."
Don't forget to have a look at the next Collect Connect project, 'The Art of Caring' exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter.
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