Elaine Hoey

Surface Tension

Elaine Hoey

As political tensions rise across Europe, this exhibition examines responses to the current migrant “crisis”. While most countries have seen a moral imperative to help others in need, there has also been a sharp rise in support for ultra-nationalist narratives. Empathy, justice and solidarity are themes that new-media artist Elaine Hoey explores through virtual reality and video. Nostalgia for the nation-state and alt-right ideologies are also challenged, with the viewer finding themselves in a fascinating world where technology intersects with politics.

Listen to the recording of the conversation between Elaine Hoey and Helen Sharp :



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