#Digital Image
THU-SUN / 10:00-00:00
3rd Floor

The body, the flesh, is what simultaneously unites us and separates us from our surroundings. It constitutes a perceptive mechanism for contemporary reality, on which events and memories are in some way engraved. According to phenomenology, the body and the world do not only share material physicality, they define one another’s character. This corporeal perception, memory and imagination refers to a sensory vividness that distinguishes our existence in the world.

Like a new type of photograph, the physical flesh in this case is digitalized, it is captured through 3D scanning technique, so as to form a “presence”, a new hybrid of physical and virtual “body”. In this sense, the body becomes a sensitive wrap, a new substance, an element of our being in the world and our perception. The parallel drawn between the physical flesh and the 3D mesh virtual representation raises questions about our existential uniqueness and our relation to the world.

Katerina Psimmenou (GR)

Katerina Psimmenou is an architect and visual artist. She obtained her architecture diploma from the National Technical University of Athens and is currently pursuing her masters in Digital Arts from the University of the Arts London. Through architecture, she got involved with conceptual art and design, new technologies, film theory and philosophy. In her art practice, which to a great extent is based on existential theories, she refers to questions concerning perception as a process, identity and existence in relation to the body and in a broader sense the relation between the person and the world. She experiments with digital imagery and video, produced by a combination of 2D and 3D techniques. She has also been involved with visual arts teaching, photography, graphic design and illustration. She lives and works in Athens.