Auriea Harvey

September 11 – October 23, 2021
Auriea Harvey : 👁
Curator: Samuel Arsenault-Brassard, ELLEPHANT VR artist and curator

Ancient mythologies are filled with tales of drama, terror and transformations. Through her work, Auriea suggests a complex weaving of artistic narratives and philosophies. She explores ancient mythologies, interlacing it within her personal narratives and emerging technologies

The sculptures presented are Cyclops and Ram, creatures one might encounter in Ovid’s Metamorphosis and Homer’s Odyssey. These characters are meant to be uncanny and terrifying, to invoke the strange and the divine. Through 3D scanning, Auriea integrates her physical self into the works, achieving a state of digital divinity. The result is a personal mythology, she becomes an ancient goddess, embodies her past grandmothers, her imaginary ancestors. As she transcends, she transforms into something beyond her physical manifestation, a goddess of ancient beauty, unforgiving, frightful and eternally powerful.

Auriea’s works are digital at their core, the physical pieces are archives of the digital compositions, traces of another world. The spaces that initially appear empty actually holds the highest potential: access to the realm of digital spirituality.