London360: Lauren Moffatt
Preview: Thursday 24 March, 6pm-9pm
Set within a moonlit forest, the virtual reality work Of Hybrids and Strings creates connections to plants and creatures through a series of interactive threads. A flower-like spectral form appears merged by connected strings held in the viewer’s flowered hands. This hybrid flower creature mirrors the viewer’s every move creating a symbiotic dance. Throughout the experience, more strings appear, braiding and pulling on a rapidly crystallizing VR space. Slowly, and while remaining tethered to its floral counterpart, the viewer is enveloped by Moffatt’s surreal environment, overtaken by a series of fractals. Of Hybrids and Strings simultaneously entangles and deconstructs a new way of being across the natural and digital world.
Of Hybrids and Strings was commissioned and produced by Fabbula.
Lauren Moffatt (b. 1982, Australia. Lives and works between Valencia and Berlin) is an artist working between video, performance and immersive technologies. She completed her studies at the College of Fine Arts (AU), Université Paris VIII (FR), and at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. Her works, often presented in multiple forms, explore the paradoxical subjectivity of connected bodies and the friction at the frontiers between virtual and physical worlds. Lauren’s works have been screened and exhibited most recently at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; HMKV, Dortmund; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Villa Medici, Rome; UNSW Galleries, Paddington, Australia; Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, South Korea; Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; FACT Liverpool, UK; The Sundance Film Festival (US) and at the ZKM (DE).
Lauren Moffatt, Of Hybrids and Strings, 2022. Interactive VR experience. Courtesy of the artist