This work shows several cloned avatars, each standing in a separate box, repeatedly performing restrictive poses in a loop in an isolated virtual environment.
It is a commentary on collected, personally conducted conversations with women and especially mothers during the months of the lockdown of the Covid 19 pandemic and shows how sensitive the actual status quo of today’s modern, working women is.
The animation visually and acoustically captures the state of long-lasting social isolation from the perspective of these women, who seem to resemble the virtual counterparts, their digital characters, the avatars.
These are often designed as optimized and sexualized female figures and embody regressive stereotypes.
In this animation female avatars pose and repeat in an endless loop, simple patterns of movement attributed to female characters on standard websites.
During the time of the Lock Down, fictional and virtual “exit zones” seemed to offer a possibility to escape physical and psychological constraints, to meet human wishes in a tailor-made way and to serve as a platform for the “recreation of self identification”.
videostills, h.o.m.e., 2020, animation, HD 16:9, audio, 1:48 min