The Arrival depicts a reality in which the daily human experiences undergo radical changes due to novel and profound interactions with technological advancements that impact human perceptions. The interplay of ‘natural‘ and ‘artificial‘ in the emerging socio-technological reality changes the way people communicate with their surrounding composed of a mixed reality (VR, AI, etc.). In this new era, human existence and perception of self are continuously getting examined, while some old concepts are getting new meanings. The distinctions between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ are more than ever blurred.
The Arrival, 160 x 100 cm, mixed media painting on canvas, Alex Sojic, 2017