Angelo Plessas "Mirage Machines"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 03 Jan 2013
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A bit of interaction for us today on Juxtapoz.com. Bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Mirage Machines, a solo exhibition of works by Athens-based artist Angelo Plessas. Since the late 90s, Angelo Plessas’ work has been strongly reflecting and mastering the language of the Internet through the creation of websites as artworks. So what that means for you, me, us is that we get to play and interact with Plessas' creations from the past few years.

Here are some examples of Plessas' work:
http://www.anothersideoftime.com/
http://miragemachine.com/
http://objectrelatedtheory.com/
http://www.ontopoftheempire.com/
http://www.unwhiteme.com/

Intended as a powered tool for experience, a vehicle for the exploration of subjectivity, iconography and abstraction, the works are a conceptual proposition that comes alive in a browser window. Plessas’ web pieces often propose sculptural works of imaginary characters and ideas, swinging between funny and profound, graphics and art. In his work, Plessas fuses invented representation, surrealist purposes and modernist references together with the idea of user interaction, animation and network activation.

 

Mirage Machines, the first show of the artist on bubblebyte.org, is a mechanical, imaginary landscape generator. Each of the six-presented websites works independently and yet forms a broader line of reflection, experimenting with philosophical, psychoanalytical and subconscious concepts. As you trace your mouse across the screen, the work becomes alive, responds to your gestures and creates unexpected CMYK landscapes beneath your cursor, revealing something new at every visit.

 

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