Is there an alternative to a hyper-artificial and technological world? Non Technological Devices is a poetic research on our ancestral need to imagine the future.
Somewhere between rudimentary and science-fiction creations, the «non technological devices» constructed by Azzopardi are objects made of natural materials. They are organic cyborgs, invented artifacts whose use remains unknown. Their shapes remind us of the devices that populate our daily lives: yet, they project us into other imaginaries. In other worlds where the body and space can interact differently. Where the balance between us and other earthlings, between what is human and what is not, can be rewritten.
Their incongruence – extensions of the body and obstacles at the same time - raises questions about our relationship with technology, nature and our innate propensity to create. What could be the iconography of an ecological self-defense? Can we explore other forms of coexistence with the ecosystem? Will we be able to stop viewing the earth as a resource at our service?
Chloé Milos Azzopardi (France, 1994) is a visual artist living on an island on the outskirts of Paris. Mixing photography, performance and installation, her work generates fictional worlds. Her research revolves around ecology, new technologies and the construction of post-capitalocene imaginaries. She was recently awarded the prize "New Writings of Environmental Photography" at La Gacilly Festival, the Lucie Foundation's Emerging Artist grant and was resident at Villa Perochon. Her work has been published in magazines such as the NY Times, British Journal of Photography, Fisheye or Ignant, and was exhibited at Łódź Fotofestiwal, Encontros da Imagem, Fisheye Gallery, Athens Photo Festival.
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