Mirage Machines

Thursday, 20 December 2012


Press Release
Angelo Plessas
Mirage Machines
21/12/2012 - 24/01/2013

Private view
7 pm - 11 pm GMT (2 - 6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PST)

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. 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. The websites are considered as dream machines activated through a browser interface to produce surreal illusions - visual experiments to detach the viewer from notions of time, space and reality.Each domain, objectified through its title, is unique and calls for interactivity. By utilising simple shapes often connected to subtle electronic or concrete sounds, elements and movements constitute part of a meticulous programmed composition activated and played by the audience. 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.

Attilia Fattori Franchini & Rhys Coren
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