still of video 3'31''
Julia Varela investigates the materiality of images in the age of digital technologies. Often assumed to be an immaterial object, the image is a latent potentiality whose visual representation relies on a medium. Julia Varela's video piece originates from a photograph of a workshop in Shanghai where LED screens are produced - electronic devices that visually manifest the information received from transmissions of images.
The photograph was sent by a Shanghai-based company through an e-commerce platform. This low-quality, trivial-looking snapshot is then processed through a synthesizer created in 1938 by the Soviet engineer Yevgeny Murzin. A photo-optic algorithm converts the image into sound waves. Varela explores the physical condition of the image, intensifying the pixels through light and sound, to reconsider the authority attributed to images. The visual data stored in the photograph mutates and its waves spread to vibrate our inner ear.
                                                            
12/2000
2016
series II folded Tv plasma screens La Casa Encendida, Madrid. ES Funded by Generaciones 20216 Fundación MonteMadrid, ES.
SIGNIFICANT CONTACT
2015
Performance and documentary film 08'37'' Participants: Actor and professional fighter Stuart Booth & Seyit Bozdag Duration of the performance: 02:00:00 {Rehearsal 01:56:00 - Show 00:04:00} Court Room, QHS Wellington (Victoria Embankment, London) 08 - 2015
MEHR FANTASIE
2018
Super HD, 00:20:04 Stereo Yamakiwa Gallery. Toukamachi-shi, Niigata, Japan 2018
series of folded Tv plasma screens
2020
serie III 24/7 Exhibition, Somerset House, London October - February 2020
ANONYMISE
2015
Series of unfinished OKAY shapes made of white polystyrene foam covered by cristal clear resin along with dust and waste. The forms are positioned in a dark room and accompanied by a sound piece, 2015.
Es war Erde in ihnen
2019
series of prints, plastic surface. 58x38cmx4mm Edition of 100 2019 - 2021 Exhibited: Restless image, unresolved gaze. Belgrade Cultural Centre BCC, Belgrade, Serbia 2020 Compulsió, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona 2021
Lightduress
2021
limited series, extra clear glass reliefs. 68 x 106 x 10 cm 2021 - ongoing
Three sheets of polystyrene
2014
polystyrene, dirt, red paint. 50m2, PS1 Sculpture Building Royal College of Art, London 2014 The installation is formed by three found sheets of foam that rotate 360 degrees, at different speeds and direction in the room
Hijacked
2016
series I Pinsent Masons LLP London, UK Curated by InSitu, an independent art consultancy founded by Maggie O'Regan
Upcoming
2021
2022
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