Natalia Evelyn Bencicova „Sensus Communis - Anti-Atlantis“
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Wien
Schwanzer Trakt, 3. Stock, STAR 5
20. - 22.1., 14 - 18 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung: email@example.com
Sensus Communis uses a virtual environment, sound, touch, and smell to create a bodily presence inside the thematic narrative Anti-Atlantis.
If Atlantis is the story of an ancient culture destroyed by nature, then Anti-Atlantis represents its opposite – a future landscape destroyed by a human culture of excess. The organic form represents the vision of a utopian paradise as we remember
it – even though this memory might exist only as a constructed fantasy. The scene reveals the effect of ‟progress”: appropriation of nature as resource for industrial production with alarming pollu-
tion levels. The Anthropocene leads to paradise lost, a disaster scenario that, if we ignore warning signs, gradually consumes everything. Anti-Atlantis calls for the moment of awakening. In time travel between past and future, it brings attention to our present behavior, its consequences, and impulse for change.