Ambiguity: identity in the virtual space

Kateryna Borovschi

Artist Statement

The work “Ambiguity: identity in the virtual space” represents an artistic research into the phenomenon of virtual identity. 

The appearance of digital technologies led to the development of virtual social relationships thanks to the popularity of communication via social networking websites. This work investigate the influence it makes on the individual’s personality: where lies the line between real “me” and virtual “me”? And is it there at all? We can safely say that today the Internet has become a essential social laboratory for experimenting with the human personality, its reconstruction and development. According to research by Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of the book “Life on the screen: identity in the Age of Internet”, the personality of contemporary man is formed by interaction with the machine, transformed by its personal language. Inside virtual reality, identity is characterized through the concepts as “multiple”, “fragmentation”, “flexibility” and some others. Thus, the task of this work is to present visually some of the above concepts. Its main intention is to create a series of an artworks under the digital photography, 3D graphics, 3D printing and animation. 

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Artist Bio

Kateryna Borovschi was born in 1991 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She got classical artistic education in V.I. Surikov School of Art, Krasnoyarsk (2008-2013). After she moved to Spain, she continued her education in Polytechnic University of Valencia, Department of Fine Arts, pursuing Master’s Degree in Artistic Production. At this point Kateryna is working in a variety of genres starting from photography and ending up with digital art. Her art practice is an equal combination of perceptive and conceptual, and is focused in person’s transformation due to the development of informational technology. Regarding the technical part, it is a demanding and a complicated construction of figurative images using digital photography, photo manipulation and 3D graphics.