Now You Know by Emilie Duval
August 2 – August 21, 2019
RECEPTION: Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 6 PM - 9 PM
I have always been fascinated by how societies evolve around economics.
In this current show, I present how algorithms, within the trend of societal optimization
and productivity, redesign our environment. I create futuristic architectures of cities,
borders and private spaces modeled by algorithms to envision the multiple layers of
our upcoming societies. The paintings present the thematics of housing (Property and
Despair), cities (The Island I and II), immigration (The Oracle at the Gates and The
Dystopian Tents) and philosophy (Plato’s Corridor and Reflective Trap) to create a
visual connection and a questioning towards those subject matters in the future.
The paintings depict a combination of shapes, texts extracted from researches and
drawings to represent the multiple layers of societies and their complexity. On the
foreground waves are painted to symbolize the imperceptible changes of societies
made by algorithms.