Bodies make noise, balance and support one another. Bodies come together and bodies leave each other. The conflicting choreographic measure becomes a paradox: staying lovingly together while remaining passionately independent. The poetics of tension extends the body into a technological matter. Through simulated emotions transformed into trance-like rituals of pop songs, dance and dating dialogues, affect is assimilated into patterns of technology.
Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis’ work explores the constant negotiation of the real through video, sculpture and performance, re-engaging with the body and its corporeality, and how the hyper-real informs and affects our socio-political reality. They are interested in investigating how new technologies of dating, algorithmised enamoration, and virtual partnerships encourage us to create links between the real and its passionately spectacular representations of the self within the emergence of new forms of fiction.
Lea Collet graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2015 and Marios Stamatis completed a Masters of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University in 2018.