Ololade Adeniyi
A Small Space on the Horizon, Between Learning and Leaving (download)

Forever Fornever

Forever [,] Fornever

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[A Space on the Horizon (Between Learning & Leaving)]

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“Did you pack what you need?”

“Where are you even going?”

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‘Between Learning & Leaving’ is an experimental video that takes place in a simulated environment. It thematically explores industrial growth, the destruction created by technology and the subsequent abandoned landscape. In a quest to construct a new utopia, the hypothetical simulations serve a singular purpose, that is, to advertise to the viewer alternate societal options, each with a new form of distorted reality.

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When I opened my eyes, I saw a vision, that the earth stood still; full of illusions that made it difficult to tell where this reality began and my simulation ended. The land was folding and contorting to sell me an untouchable utopia, I pushed past the advertisements and billboards all replicated in this dream.  

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‘Between Learning & Leaving VR’ (download) is a virtual landscape. It places the viewer in a space where one can hallucinate the lost objects of desire. The setting is designed for passive observation; however it also protects the viewer from having to confront the challenges and frustrations imposed by reality instead allowing for personal imagination, fantasy and dreams to flourish.  

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A flicker of light, a spark then the world I knew fell head first into demise, and they found me in a place of transience; the place between learning and leaving.

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The digital landscape is the gateway to unlimited exploration. As there is no complete definition of a virtual world, communication and the future of infrastructure will only continue to bend to adapt to this.

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I think you forgot your passport

You know I’m talking to you.


 

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Ololade Adeniyi (b.1995) is a Nigerian-Australian new media artist and architect. She holds a B.Arch (Honors) and a B.F.A in Illustration and Digital Media and works through an interdisciplinary practice of sculpture, installation, digital design and video.

At its core, her work investigates urban landscape patterns, migration and resettlement and the direct relationship they have in developing cultural identity. Adeniyi also explores how minority groups use technology to recreate utopian desires, reclaim space, or redefine ownership.  

Ololade has exhibited nationally and internationally in cities such as Brisbane, Sydney, Lagos and New York.  

She is currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.