Annika Koops, Cell Trance, 2015, C-type Print, 92x120cm
Annika Koops’ paintings and digital images reflect upon the breakdown of barriers between physical and virtual space. She explores the interchange of animate and inanimate objects in relation to our increased interfacing with technological objects and reliance upon automated guidance. Analogies between online environments and immersive, virtual aspects of fresco painting inform the work she made in Rome and her subsequent enquiry into spatial orientation and identity. She is interested in how the utopian virtual spaces of early renaissance frescoes are mirrored in the equally intricate and visually rich spaces of the Internet.