Growing up surrounded by classical ruins in Greece instilled multimedia artist Ziamou with an interest in fragmentation. Lilia’s practice is informed by her research into technology and design and the potential of technologies to create new digital identities. For her talk Digital Bodies as Narratives, Lilia will discuss digital representations of the self.
The artist describes her work as “combining classical and digital techniques.” In the recent series, The Bone as…, the artist uses 3D scanning to digitally capture human bones, art historical works, her body, anatomical models and mannequins, using them as source material to create new sculptural forms. Working with bones, she uses various digital technologies to scan, distort and photograph, each time distorting layers of the bones’ original materiality. She then executes the sculpture in different materials, from marbles to fabric. The resulting composite portraits possess both a sense of accuracy and fantasy filled with various evocations of the human form: curves, folds and flesh.