Emilia Tapprest and Victor Evink: Ambitopia and affective atmospheres. How world-building and cinema can help unpack ideology inside pervasive systems
Suggested citation: Emilia Tapprest and Victor Evink, Ambitopia and affective atmospheres. How world-building and cinema can help unpack ideology inside pervasive systems. Interface Critique 3 (2021), pp. 87–101.
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Emilia Tapprest is a Finnish artist and filmmaker. She is currently based in Maastricht, NL, and is resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie (2020/21). Arriving from a collaborative and industrial design background, she has turned to cinema as a means to engage with the complexity, interconnectedness and intensity of embodied, living experience. Her work has been shown in international exhibitions and film festivals such as IMPAKT / Speculative Interfaces (2019, Utrecht), DEMO moving image festival (2020, online), Vdrome (2021, Online), and VISIO / Resisting the Trouble – Moving Images in Times of Crisis (2021, Florence). Under the name Liminal Vision she collaborates with the historian of science and music producer Victor Evink. Their transdisciplinary practice tackles themes such as human connectedness and agency in the quantified age, exploring how a system’s underlying logic produces particular ‘affective atmospheres’ in interaction with its social fabric.
Victor Evink is a Dutch artist and researcher based in Utrecht. After receiving a MSc in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Utrecht in 2013, his practice has focused on the evolution of knowledge, technology and peripheral subcultures. As a person with autism, his focus is shifting towards issues surrounding inclusion of people with a disability in a socio-technical context. His conceptual and curatorial work under the research umbrella Zhōuwéi Network has been shown in exhibitions and screenings such as ‘Zero Emissions by 2099’ at gallery MAMA and ‘Earthrise x Zhōuwéi Network’ geocaching in Rotterdam (2021). Under the name Liminal Vision he collaborates with the designer-filmmaker Emilia Tapprest. Their transdisciplinary practice tackles themes such as human connectedness and agency in the quantified age, exploring how a system’s underlying logic produces particular ‘affective atmospheres’ in interaction with its social fabric.