Hi Daria, congratulations on winning Zealous Stories Sculpture! You refer to your winning work Technological Nature as an audio-visual sculpture that investigates the augmentation of natural phenomena in everyday life. Could you tell us a more about your exploration of this theme?
I have an ongoing artistic interest in exploring light phenomena. You can find these in nature; in our atmosphere, as well as in artificial light. These phenomena are wonders, which make us as humans contemplate the physics of our world and our relationship to natural laws within our surroundings. Whilst I was exploring the impact of the rising amount of technology in cities, I began speculative research into atmospheric phenomena in our technology. What if a rainbow could arise from our phone? How would we feel about it? Would it make a difference if this happened through natural coincidence or if these wonders were pre-programmed into everyday technology to disrupt us, presenting us with these important moments of wonder?