Emily Mulenga: Fantasy Star Online
Gloss and escapism meet humour and unease, spanning past, present and future, in stills from three videos by multimedia artist Emily Mulenga, in an open-air display.
Using visuals and sound that draw upon video games, cartoons and the internet, Mulenga’s practice explores themes of capitalism, feminism, technology and existential anxieties, reflecting a ravenous consumption of media.
The stills are taken from three videos: Orange Bikini, 2015; 4 Survival 4 Pleasure, 2017; and Electric Lady Land, 2018.
In the videos, the viewer is taken on a dreamlike journey through a succession of scenarios, in which the avatar takes part in a series of fantastical or luxurious activities.
Mulenga says, ‘I look into how the internet is used as a tool of expression, including ideas around agency both of the individual and of digital material, considering how the blurring between human and machine is changing experiences of womanhood.’
Dates & times
10 Nov 2022 – 31 Jan 2023
- Standard entryFree
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