Experimental Art Project Space in New Cross Gate
We found inspiration for this project in Bosch ‘The Garden of Earthly
Delights’ wherein he depicts paradise, hell, and the actual world. Upon viewing this
painting from a modern perspective, we instantly found an interesting idea to explore;
our perception of it is somewhat shifted, since social relationships have been displaced
today from the historical frame of the public garden or park to social media and the
virtual space, but we can envision heaven and hell nowadays in virtual places.
In ‘Step Naked into the Garden of Virtual Delights’ six artists from different
backgrounds work together in this collective installation. The main features of our
individual practices are still recognisable, but all the pieces establish a dialogue together
to generate a physical space that works as an interface between the virtual and the
analogue world. We have been exploring the idea of a garden/public place in the
computer age – both in the virtual and physical sense – for this event.