Peace & Chaos
At The OGallery, March 12th 2022
A build up of work manifesting the quest to identity how many personas we encompass as we try to take on the hectic daily life of the contemporary world. Without a doubt, living in the contemporary world has made life more complicated, but not necessarily more difficult. Technological advancement has made our living conditions more efficient in zero time, and as a result, it has forced us to push our work life balance boundaries too far. As technology evolves these boundaries blur. We can now, without any difficulty, work from home or from wherever we are, because the online world is always accessible. And of course, the pandemic has encouraged this mode of thinking incredibly. Everyday life is mirrors the electronic game tetris because as different geometric shapes fall (with clear boundaries), the player has to efficiently position the falling shapes and aim to complete a full shape line. When a line is complete , it disappears and the game continues. So, in essence, the game becomes a continuous solution of tasks where in order to stay in the game, one must effectively complete lines. This is how a normal day of within the contemporary world unfolds.
There is also a scientific term called "Zeignarick Effect" which relates to how our minds react under pressure. According to the "Zeigarnik effect", The Zeigarnik effect is a psychological phenomenon describing a tendency to remember interrupted or incomplete tasks or events more easily than tasks that have been completed.
Bread, Dolie, Stitch
07-10 April 2021
In this exhibition, Elena's work concentrates around the blurred distinctions between two-and three-dimensional media.She offers a sensory experience where domesticity becomes upend through a subversive, deconstructive process that emphasizes ephemerality and fragility. She has built a visual language that embodies protection from the visceral whilst applying its values to reorder materials. This binary conversation immediately raises questions of value, ownership and conservation. Where does value come from and how do we measure it? Can we, and how do we possess it?