The impossibly slippery experience of here and now

‘The present, the here and now experience – it’s such a dumb and impossibly slippery thing’, says artist Trisha Baga.

Trisha Baga Madonna y El Nino, 2010

Source: Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold

Trisha BagaMadonna y El Nino, 2010

‘What we experience is only a fragment of what we are aware… and what I am interested in is the stuff that fills the gaps.’

Trisha Baga, Flatlands 3D, 2010.

Source: Courtesy of the artist and Vilma Gold

Trisha Baga,Flatlands 3D, 2010.

For her forthcoming show at London’s Zabludowicz Collection, Baga is presenting a series of new works alongside pieces from the Collection in what the gallery terms a ‘unique sensory experience’, taking in photography, video, found objects, painting and sculpture.

Trisha Baga Gravity, 2013. Installation view, Peep-Hole, Milan

Source: Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold

Trisha BagaGravity, 2013. Installation view, Peep-Hole, Milan

Together with sound and light, these peculiar compositions look to create an immersive experience for the viewer, drawing on the  ‘rhythms of internet browsing’ to intrigue and disorientate.

Trisha Baga Gravity, 2013. Installation view, Peep-Hole, Milan

Source: Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold

Trisha BagaGravity, 2013. Installation view, Peep-Hole, Milan

Baga’s 3D projections overlap layers of imagery, sound and text to enhance the idea of the digital world, that can both inform and confuse with its barrage of information.

Trisha Baga Hard Rock, 2012. Installation view, Vilma Gold, London

Source: Courtesy of the artist and Vilma Gold

Trisha BagaHard Rock, 2012. Installation view, Vilma Gold, London

The artist often positions herself in the work, and can be seen merrily dancing, singing pop songs or appearing on webcam clips.

These give an insight to the process and studio practice that go into creating the works, and enhance her explorations of the role of digital culture in art.

Trisha Baga is at the Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Rd, London NW5 from 27 February–11 May

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