The Unbinding
Lauren Moffatt

The Unbinding presents a landscape made up of fragments of archived videos. Conceived as an exploration of found pixels as sculptural matter, the video reveals a recluse figure who dwells in a forest and lives inside a supercomputer, which she uses to perpetually reconfigure her past, present and future. Her face, hands and hair change with each of her movements, never escaping a constantly reconfiguring loop as she works. Inspired by Cubist portraits, Surrealist collages, Philip K. Dick’s “scramble suit” and time loops or time machines, this work offers an allegory of our everyday activities of appropriation and sampling. It raises the question of how we construct our own worlds through different media. Produced by Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains.

Lauren Moffatt is an Australian artist working with immersive environments and experimental narratives. Her works, often presented in hybrid and iterative forms, explore the paradoxical subjectivity of connected bodies and the indistinct boundaries between digital and organic life. In 2021 she was awarded the DKB VR Art Prize (DE). Lauren completed her studies in painting, in theory and practice of new media art and in audiovisual creation at the College of Fine Arts (AU), Université Paris VIII (FR), and at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains (FR). Lauren's works have been exhibited most recently at La Gaïté Lyrique (FR), SXSW (US), Haus am Lützowplatz (DE), UNSW Galleries (AU), Daegu Art Museum (KOR), Le Grand Palais Ephémère (FR), SAVVY Contemporary (DE), FACT Liverpool (UK) The Sundance Film Festival (US) ZKM (DE), Q21 Freiraum (AT) and at Hartware MedienkunstVerein (DE). She lives and works in Berlin (DE) and Valencia (ES).