Global Mode > Narcissus and Drowning Animals (2018) explores ecological disaster, cruelty and manipulation of information through the mixture of an interactive, mythology-based VR scene and a projection in the physical space around. Uncertain, somehow absurd roles crisscross between viewers, virtual 3D animals, and a performer from the past. Involving viewers on both sides of the reality wall, it addresses the instability of our actions, their unintentional outcomes and the continuous/constant collapse these actions are subject to.
About the Artist
Eva Davidova is a Spanish/Bulgarian multidisciplinary artist based in New York. The issues of her work — behavior, cruelty, ecological disaster and manipulation of information — emerge as paradoxes rather than assumptions, in an almost fairy-tale fashion. Her practice involves drawing, performance, interactive installations and participatory VR, computer-generated 3D sculpture, and photo-based animation. Davidova’s work has been shown at the Bronx Museum, the Everson Museum, Albright Knox Museum, MACBA, CAAC Sevilla; Instituto Cervantes, and Circulo de Bellas Artes, among others. She is a recipient of the BANCAJA International Award for Digital Art, the M-tel Award for Contemporary Bulgarian Art, and a Residency Unlimited NEA fellowship for US based artists.