artist / participant
January 29–May 15, 2022
Eva Papamargariti: Factitious Imprints
Eva Papamargariti’s video Factitious Imprints takes viewers on a journey through a posthuman, postnatural landscape that blurs boundaries between virtual and physical environments and ecosystems.
The video presents a hybrid, dystopic dreamscape of digitally rendered scenes and images of real places culled from Google Maps, drones, and handheld recording devices. Its overlapping surfaces—from nonbiodegradable waste to simulations of animals and plants to the artist’s own skin—shift and change form as we move through it.
A reflection on the idea of “constructed” nature, one defined and documented through the palimpsest of imprints on the earth resulting from human interaction and natural processes, it considers the complicated relationship between humans, nature, and technology and the fuzzy boundaries between our past, present, and future realities.
Eva Papamargariti: Factitious Imprints is part of the Arts Center’s Ways of Being theme. The featured visual and performing artists recontextualize our past, reorient our present, and project new, viable futures. Collectively, they ask, what if?
Eva Papamargariti’s practice focuses on time-based media, printed material, and sculptural installations that explore the relationship between digital space and material reality. Papamargariti earned a BA in architecture from University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece and an MA in visual communication design from Royal College of Art, London. Her work has been exhibited at New Museum, New York; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Britain, London; MoMA PS1, New York; and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal. She lives and works in London.