2016 Art-Tech Designers

The Science of Consciousness Conference

APRIL 25-30,2016 TUCSON




Marios Athanasiou





Marios’ work explores the effects of real-time processing technologies and communications on human perception of reality and the role these technologies play in the convergence of physical and virtual reality into a new, hybrid reality.

In his work he uses software, sensors, projections and networked systems in conjunction with abstract sculptural forms to build immersive, physical or virtual audiovisual environments that aim to induce different states of consciousness and generate new modes of thinking and perceiving.

Drawing inspiration from scientific concepts concerning quantum physics, the nature of consciousness and cybernetics, Marios creates physical, virtual or hybrid reality installations where energy flow is in a constant flux of transformation from one state to another.

Recent exhibitions include _proto_ether_fields_v.1_ at the 2015 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, purestate.space online at La Scatola Gallery, Superposition at Arebyte Gallery; Omega Point at MKII; Potential Entity at a Telstra International, a disused data storage and telecommunications center; Blue Omega at I Thought You Were The Real Thing group show at Romantzo in Athens. His work Omega Point was also shortlisted for the 2015 Lumen Prize.

He is also the curator at www.channelnormal.com, an online exhibition space that predominantly focuses on presenting time-based and web-based works.