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The Monachopsis Drawings

Updated: Aug 4


MONACHOPSIS


An Underlying and Unremitting sense of not really belonging.


The Monachopsis defending from the greek roots are imposed of


MONAHUS (BEING ALONE, SOLITARY)


and


OPSIS (FORSIGHT, PREDIDTION )


IN WHICH THESE TWO WORDS COME TOGETHER..


In a world that hovers simultaneously inside and outside the screen..


Connectivity, circulation and sharing are intrinsic to the nature of digitised experience. We become both initiators and passive consumers, as search engines scan our navigation for patterns of behaviour, personal information or preferences. It is no longer dystopian to imagine a romantic relationship between a human and an artificially intelligent Operating System (OS), which has consciousness, is ‘real’, ‘present’ and, most of all, nurtured by its experience of life. The digital self is symptomatic of the re-evaluation of intuitive connections and emotional awareness—as our consciousness is slowly adapting and developing new ways of interfacing with the world new emotions and a new language to express them will follow.


Aideen has been inspired by the notion of the Phantom Limb.

The Phantom Limb, traces how ideas and movements are evolving as a result of our digitally mediated existence. The idea of the phantom limb refers to the loss of a body part, which is still perceived as a reality, capable of receiving vital information such as sensorial memories and projection of a continued existence.


The human condition is changing through the development of new interfaces that form part of our everyday lives. The closeness to our digital devices has almost become part physical extension of our anatomy.



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