Moving between London and Athens, artist Eva Papamargariti’s practice focuses on time-based media, printed material, and sculptural installations that explore the relationship between digital space and material reality. She is interested in the creation of 2D/3D rendered spaces and scenarios that provoke narratives based on the daily situations at the border between digital and physical environments, blurring the boundaries between these “ecosystems.” Her work delves into issues and themes related to simultaneity, the merging and dissolving of our surroundings with the virtual, the spread of synthetic images that define and fragment identities and experiences, and the symbiotic procedures and entanglements between humans, nature and technology.
She has displayed her work in institutions, museums and festivals, such as the New Museum (New York), Whitney Museum (New York), Tate Britain (London), MAAT Museum (Lisbon), Museum of the Moving Image (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal), Athens Biennale (Athens), Thessaloniki Biennale (Thessaloniki), and transmediale (Berlin). Over the last several years, she has collaborated with and created work for various brands, such as Nike, KENZO, Boiler Room, MTV, Diesel, and River Island, among others.
Eva Papamargariti GR/UK — As They Were Drifting Away, Their Bodies Turned Into Waves
Eva Papamargariti’s video work As they were drifting away, their bodies turned into waves focuses on the dialectics of fluidity and motion, and entanglement between bodies — critters and the traces left as they float, sink, disperse, and get cast in and out of water. Her piece attempts to manifest the ways selfhood and desires emerge in the midst of constant political, geological and technological flows. How can this drifting create a new paradigm allowing for coexistence through symbiotic forms of action?
With the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
Eva Papamargariti is an artist based between London and Athens.
In Factitious Imprints, Eva Papamargariti used edited camera imagery taken from navigation tools such as drones, Google Maps, and handheld recording devices.