Insecure

Insecure explores the encounter with these roaming dangers of Covid and Climate Change from the perspective of isolation, which are not only natural phenomena, but also matrices of power, and landscapes of the mind. In lockdown, Adrienne Teicher created four A/V works documenting the anxiety she experienced in her body, while also attempting a personal and systemic critique, in the hope of performing an alchemical transformation from a body in isolation into a subject in solidarity with others.

For the videos, Teicher relied on what was close to hand, her own body and stock footage. Both the title track and Depravity feature hallucinogenic avatars exploring the anxiety and unfulfilled desires imposed by isolation.

For Nature, Teicher drew on the millions of hours of drone footage online that depict the evolution and decay of human settlement. “I wanted to touch the horror that is produced from watching human life approach a civilisational singularity, where we either enslave or destroy all other forms of life, and ultimately ourselves.”

Teicher blew up, slowed down and oversaturated the faces of Youtube cryptocurrency experts in Unproductive Complexity to reveal unsettling cracks in their overconfident facades, signs of both desperation but also humanity in a world ruled by algorithm.