In my work I consider the foundations of how we understand who and where we are in time — the awareness of our existence in everyday life and the technologies influencing our comprehension of the world.
Viviana Troya graduated from the University of Los Andes, where she received a PG Diploma in Multimedia Creation before moving to London where she is currently completing her MA in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art.
Her work observes the influence of technology on contemporary life, exploring subjects such as memory and identity in digital culture, and our current perceptions of time. By delving into these notions of a transforming humanity, Viviana’s work aims to engage with art responsive to the conditions of its time, ultimately stimulating a critical reflection in the audience.
HD Video / 06:59 min / 2018
Who's not waiting
Live Video / Online Stream / 2017
Who's not waiting… is a live stream featuring numerous security cameras showing spaces in which people are expected to “wait”. All of these are denoted by the essential presence of chairs. This compilation was initiated by the installation of a camera in a geriatric centre in Bogota, where you can see the elderly sitting and waiting for time to go by. The videos surrounding this image (located in the centre of the screen) can seemingly be traced back to the past experiences of the characters at the retirement home, who in the end have done nothing more than changed chairs. The broadcast of the video is available online here, so that everyone can watch it from wherever they are seated.