Durga in the Digital Era

  • Posted on: 14 September 2015
  • By: manelrodriguez
Durga in the Digital Era

Title: Durga in the Digital Era (2014)

Theme: Communication empowerment of digital technologies

Statement: In this work, I try to highlight the opportunities of the digital technologies concerning the different communication languages, that are text, sound and images. Not only as isolated languages, but also mixed in different proportions. The main symbol of Goddess Durga (Sanskrit: meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible") denotates the communication capabilities and/or breaches made possbile and/or caused by the globalization of communication and content creation technologies. In a second level of symbology, Durga is one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti (from Sanskrit shak, "to be able"), meaning "power" or "empowerment". Besides that, and regarding formal composition, with the display area fragmentation I attempt to evidence the digital environtment that surround us, how this environtment is incorporated in relation with our history and the different communicatoin languages, and how saturated can be the result of this experience. Within this area fragmentation, top Left to right diagonal reading show us the digital environtment framework matching the resulting overload. On the other hand, the top right to left diagonal reading tries to express the influence of our history and the different language inputs that surround and affect the digital adapting fact.

Installation: The elements of this piece point out its placement in a wall as a whole. Although this work is suscetible of division in 4 independent pieces that could be placed sequentialy in the observer's way. Furthermore, the 4 fragments of the work can be isolated form each others in order to generate memory of viewing. Producing, in this way, a reinforcement and reinterpretation of the messages of the piece.