the construct: Iterations on a built environment

multimedia sculpture (2018)

3-channel video/sound composition, 60” LED screen, 15” laptop, & 7” tablet, HDMI cable, laptop charger, USB cable, 2 wooden tables.
9 min./loop, dimension variable.

“iterations on a built environment” attempts to construct a world from a pre-existing one through rendering multiple iterations on a 360-degree photograph, accompanied by a text collage collected from various mobile and computer software.
While meditating on the contradiction between the constant flattening of the physical reality and the striving desire to construct a new one in the virtual sphere, the work addresses notions of space abstraction and monumentalization, corporate and real-estate ideology, and world-building through spectacles.

Artist Omar Adel, iterations on a built environment multimedia sculpture, 2018.
Artist Omar Adel, iterations on a built environment multimedia sculpture, 2018.
Artist Omar Adel, iterations on a built environment multimedia sculpture, 2018.
Artist Omar Adel, iterations on a built environment multimedia sculpture, 2018.
Artist Omar Adel, iterations on a built environment multimedia sculpture, 2018.

The Construct

As you are reading this at this very moment, humanity is experiencing a technological spike that has immensely shed its influence on all aspects of life. Technology does not present itself anymore as an aiding tool but rather as life itself. And the world has turned into a labyrinth of representation, where image-making and consumption are the dominant languages of humanity's contemporary culture.

"The Construct" is a long-term research that focuses on the notion of hyper-reality in conjunction with constructed environments and anthropocentric narratives. It seeks to deploy a multitude of voices that explore the human gaze on itself and its surroundings.

This project attempts to focus particularly on space abstraction, spectacles, singularity, the transcendental moment, and the non-binary.