During this residency, Léa will be exploring the power of relics, from royal necropolis to catacombs, and how their replication, dissemination, and fragmentation echo our own fractured relation to History. 

Léa Porré is a French and Belgian artist born in 1996, who graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Contemporary Art Practice) in 2021, and from Central Saint Martins (BAFA 4D) in 2018.Her practice is a critical re-reading of French History through a lens of mythology, deeply rooted in a cyclical vision of History.She composes speculative and transhistorical narratives that share a fluid relation to time and reality, disrupting iconic imagery, rituals and beliefs, in order to construct a space of healing, of critical awareness and re-enchantment of the Past.Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Versaliae’, Off Site Project, Online, ‘Eternal Returns’, The Wrong TV, Online (2021), ’Dear One’, Virginia Bianchi Gallery, Online (2020)Group: ‘RCA2021’ Cromwell Place, London, UK – ‘History of Fantasy’, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium – ‘Everything Forever’, MattFlix, Matt’s Gallery, Online – OUT OF TOUCH, curated by Hervisions, Lux, Online.
She took part in Akademie Schloss Solitude / Zentrum für Kunst und Medien’s web residency, ‘Ghosted’ (2018) and the Digital Artist Residency programme (2020).

In this space you’ll find portals leading to realms where earthly beings of various size thrive, open for extraterrestrial or extra terrestrial exploration. Matter encountered is captured from reality, or from Ingrid’s immediate physical surroundings, being Oslo/Norway/Scandinavia/the Nordics through photogrammetry. 

Ingrid K. Bjørnaali (1991) is a video artist from Norway, based in Oslo. She recently finished her MFA studies at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, with parts of them spent on exchange in Helsinki at the Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia. In her video practice, she captures specific biotopes and natural landscapes via photogrammetry and other camera based technologies, and proceeds to work with these bits and pieces of nature based on their virtual outcomes. Her works explores the omnipresence of the digital in our experience of the world as well as the inability of technology to adequately comprehend the natural.

These works are unconnected landscapes in which visions come through a crystal ball.

The ball shows the fantasy of creating a new world. In this virtual world humanity seems to have disappeared. Where do these visions come from?

Enzo Luciano (b. 1989) Argentina. After studying visual arts and cinema, Enzo has shown his work in many collective and duo shows. Currently he works with 3d animation, painting and explores what happens between the digital and the physical, following the track of the 3d animations with his paintings. Enzo works in PM Art Gallery, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Vic West is in the process of exploring painting as a time-based medium, experimenting with sound and digital manipulation. Vic uses this classic medium to work with the ideas of the future of experience. Just like text, image language like painting has adapted to every time in history. Just like binary code, which stays the same despite progress in computing technology. This image language connects human experience in the past and the future. Perhaps even past the point where it is unclear what or who is experiencing things, in a post-human scenario. Image language intuitively created as Vic works are, like in dreams, reaches into the unknown and the unsayable. Into an imaginary future, playing around with it, thinking with it. The results are unclear and up to interpretation, even to the creator. Like a dreamer wondering what their dreams mean. 

Vic West (1993) is a Swedish visual artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They currently attend The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – Schools of Visual Arts (2016-ongoing) studying their second year at the Masters Program.