Ali Alisir – Virtual Bodies
“My exhibition called “Virtual Bodies” aimed to question the place of “the body” and the individuals in consumer society.
The body has been replaced the soul in today’s consumer society. And the body is surrounded by the myths of health, diet, theraphy and desire. We are constantly invited to re-discover the bodies by Mass media which converted them into an investment object. For example; the temperature of a model in a woman’s magazine is the same as a modern furniture. This is an “ambiance” temperature. New sexuality is hot and cold just like the hot and cold colors game in “functional” housing. The erotism is not in the desire but in its indicators.
Sexuality is no longer just in sexuality, but also in many other places; media, cinema, literature. Likewise the politics is not only in politics but has spread to all areas. To religion, art, philosophy and to science. Today, football is a little politics, art is a little magazine and the magazine is a little art.
The models exhibited are transformed into virtual bodies and artificial androjin identities which no longer has any side to be desired. Cloned bodies and the heads found a body in other individuals. This irony is an artistic criticism of how we are transformed into similar copies in a cultural and mental state of cloning.”