IDK HOW TO DESCRIBE IT BUT THE PEAS ARE UPSIDE DOWN
A solo show by DAGNINI, curated by Lizaveta Matveeva
4.11 – 9.12
Smalville Space, Neuchatel, Switzerland
The title of the exhibition is taken from a found meme, where a Twitter user is reposting a photo of a menu with an image of green pea and commenting as something seems wrong to them. This meme is a documentation of a glitch in reality filled with such failures.
Dagnini collects and manipulates likewise glitches in her practice aiming to capture the reality rift. The show at Smallville is presenting one ecosystem where virtual reality and the physical world coexist and replace each other, like in Plato's cave, where the reality is as real as shadows on the walls.
The artist on purpose mixes her work and found footage which is echoing the absurdity of her characters and performances. And if images and videos from the Internet are actual scenes taking place in real life, Dagnini's performances are staged and are particularly designed to represent the chaos of the world as an apocalyptic absurd.
– Lizaveta Matveevahttps://smallville.ch