In his new series of interactive websites uniting spirituality and technology, Angelo Plessas opens three portals for the formation of a new cosmic consciousness. He engages the viewer in a step-by-step process of TechnoShamanistic healing — through meditation, blessing, reflection, and rebirth.
The websites were created within the long-term project The Noospheric Society, which Angelo has been running since 2017. The term ‘noosphere’ here embodies a sphere, which has advanced from the biosphere into a new layer of global human intelligence. The booth will also feature a selection of physical works by Angelo — neon sculptures and anthropomorphic quilts.
The first website — QuantaMirage.com —inspired by shamanic and tantric iconography sets a celestial landscape where users are invited to explore the symbiosis of ancient wisdom with algorithms. This website is becoming a TechnoShamanic tool for healing, blessing, and meditating.
The second portal — CycleOfEndlessRebirths.com — envisions an altar of forgotten cosmogonies and computer-generated symbolisms, inspired by ancient and cybernetic symbols which usually adorn plates and heraldry. While the user is tapping or clicking on the screen the organic forms are being re-arranged and re-constructed endlessly.
The final website — BehindTheSolarGlow.com, transforms each movement of your cursor into a melodic crescendo, turning the luminous mandala strings into a celestial harp. While this celestial curtain unfurls, the pulsating heart of a solar eclipse is being revealed.
Angelo Plessas (b.1974) is an artist investigating the ambiguous approach of spirituality with technology and exploring different cosmologies which connect ancient, folk and cybernetic histories. Since the early years of the Internet, Plessas’ research has been focused on the fluid relationship between online and offline worlds and has been initiating communal experiences between beings, symbols, and machines.
His activities range from performances to artist residencies; from self-publishing books to interactive websites; from quilted sculptures to live-stream events; and from neon installations to educational projects. Recently his practice has expanded to teaching, writing, curating, and different forms of healing.
Angelo’s work has been exhibited internationally in recent shows such as the 8th Thessaloniki Biennale, the Onassis Foundation (Athens), the 8th Biennale of Gherdëina (Val Gardena), the Serralves Foundation (Porto), and the 13th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Other projects have also been exhibited in documenta 14 in both Kassel and Athens, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Jeu de Paume (Paris), the DESTE Foundation (Nea Ionia), and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens).
He is the founder of the independent space P.E.T. Projects in Athens, a Fulbright alumnus, and the recipient of the DESTE Foundation Prize in 2015.
Madinat Jumeirah, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Al Sufouh 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
28-29 February 2024
1-3 March 2024