Started during the lockdown, the HEK Net Works series features each month a net-based project produced specifically for the HEK’s online spaces, website and social networks. April 2022: SMART PANTHEON RGB by Myriam Thyes.
In her interactive video work SMART PANTHEON RGB, Myriam Thyes addresses the almost godlike devotion we give to our smart devices. The work references Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam’ in the Sistine Chapel, a depiction of the Genesis creation story in which both God and the first man, Adam, are depicted with their arms and hands stretched out towards each other. The work allows us to slip into the role of both, the hand of God and the hand of Adam. Through gentle zooming gestures we spiral through an endless loop of hands handling smartphones; a sensual work that focuses on the movement of the hands and makes us think about the relationship we have with our smartphones. In collaboration with Carsten Heisterkamp, the artist created a work based on her previous video work Smart Pantheon for this month’s HEK Net Works series that lets the audience dive deeper into their mobile devices. (Text: see www.hek.ch)
The work is best suited for iPhones and iPad devices: smartpantheon.thyes.com