Computer animated HD film, stereo sound, 2017
Yorgos Papafigos explores the increasing use of technologies and how these decompose and hybridise human nature, as the new aesthetic hype. The artist focuses on the digital era and how immateriality affects our perception of the real world through digital content and computer-generated images.
“The Ladder” is a comment to contemporary society and a preview to a post-human era. The composition consists of CGI monochromatic bodies without a specific identity, race, gender or ethnicity and is executed associatively, free of form and without a clear narrative.
The 4-minute film is a mash-up of disquieting situations such as fake live streaming events with references to forensic aesthetics.