I am Not From Here (2/4)
digital photography, inkjet print
10 x 19 in.
In my art practice I investigate illusion and immersion in relation to the environment. By definition, an illusion is not real, and yet, the idea of the illusion pervades history. My research focuses on the land the idea of territories. I am interested in the meaning of an elusive reality in a digital/virtual form, the experience, and the role of the audience in a work of art whether that be digital, two-dimensional, or a three-dimensional form.
My multimedia studio practice investigates the function that the material serves and how it relates to the audience. I focus on the immersive experiences and attempt to answer questions about social structures, identity, while generating questions and questioning my own role as an artist and the effect I have on the environment.
Art-making appears to me similar to that of a scientist or a field researcher who is in constant search for answers to the world’s most curious questions; several times a day I arrive at the realization that there may not be an answer and yet I cannot stop searching for one.
© Maria V