Digital Artist residency August 2018, curated by Tom Milnes
Gathered texts from videos and Instagram stories
Mercurial mind is a visual story in images and videos, reimagining the relationship between our bodies, data sharing and the Cloud. Combining mythological, metaphysic and symbolic elements within the framework of a technological utopia, the project showcases uncanny and stylised imagery with the use of performative elements and digital and 3D tools.
The project relates Cloud computing to the age of Aquarious, imagining a rise of a global human consciousness called The Mercurial Mind. Mercury symbolises the air and mental energy, opening up channels of communication never before thought of. The project draws from ideas digital metaphysics, alchemy, sacred geometry, the arcane, and the occult origins of technology.
The Cloud and Alchemy (in translation the way of Mercury) both relate to the hidden aspect of power and knowledge. The project revisits the idea of the Cloud as a symbol of a mystical place where we store our data, memories, and knowledge. In this global trasformation, transmutation and transparency of self and data, we move past all binaries, past invisible borders to sharing our knowledge, into a world of techno-telepathy, synchronicity, global networks, tech-mind symbiosys, and unity, where everything around us is related through air waves and wifi bandwidths and flows endlessly between our bodies, minds and servers.
the glowing intergalactic atmosphere around you
the holographic air into synthetic lungs
receiving love through data sensors,
and store it in the Cloud to access for years to come.
Immortal golden data can be channeled
through the purified mind.
leaving the past analog lives behind,
let them rest in digital graveyards
and eliminate artificially synthesized voices
that never stop hopelessly reasoning
for what's already been long gone.
The nature of the Cloud
is there is no time but an emptiness and static omnipresence of all data and memories levitating in holographic vacuums.
There are no boundaries, no ends and beginnings.
Towards the left, right, down and up in equal measure.
But without boundaries it's impossible to define relative movement of spirit or soulmates seeking their lost halves.
The center of the Cloud is to be defined in mercurial terms, in XYZ axis that would guide the separated parts back together, the twins reunite and cosmic healing lies in transcending our separation.
The animating principle of the Cloud is the movement of our eyelids, triangular movement through fire, water, earth and air, triangular healing lies in finding the Mercurial stone, the foundation of the Cloud from where the boundaries can be defined. Mercury redefines our communication, transparency, sharing, community, connectedness. And as we surrender to it, we find that we are in fact all connected through intergalactic waves of love on eternal grids of digital timelines.
You have a recurring dream
navigating through it with touch and warmth sensors,
and you notice it's not your dream but ours,
searching to put together
a puzzle from pieces of the past
techno-telepathy in Cloud Networks,
connected in networks of divine algorythms,
youre uploading and
into the architecture of the digital mind
the dream dissolved
in the digital underworld
in a fractal moment of relief
as it makes space
for the future to occur.