March 16, 2021 - April 14, 2021

Helen Anna Flanagan
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Digital Deviations | Helen Anna Flanagan

Blurring Contour (2021) by Helen Anna Flanagan is the first video intervention in the programming of Digital Deviations, curated by Martina Cavalli. This is the third edition of DIGITAL VIDEO WALL, an annual project promoted by METRONOM, structured in thematic chapters and aimed at promoting the dissemination and experimentation of digital art.


Blurring Contour is an excerpt from a video work Flanagan shot in a nightclub in Essex, UK. Through a syncopated alternation of hallucinogenic surfaces and perspectives, the artist constructs an alternative narration of the clubbing experience through different tactile and visual textures. Blurring Contour is a reflection by contrast on the possible experiments in the digital realm offered by video art: the digital deviation undertaken by Flanagan is not so much linked to computer language, as to what can be accomplished by fingers and hands.


The methodological basis of Helen Anna Flanagan's research is based on the observation of small fortuitous events in everyday life. These incidents become part of fictional narratives that take the form of videos, installations and performances. By constructing and imagining scenarios - often absurd - the artist tries to investigate the social structures and the political subtext of everyday life, focusing on affects and emotions, labor and the body.

@cover image, Helen Anna Flanagan, Blurring Contour, 2021, still detail


Helen Anna Flanagan, Blurring Contour
Digital Video Wall | Digital Deviations
curated by Martina Cavalli
Metronom, Via Carteria 10 / 41121 Modena
16 March - 14 Aprile 2021 / 059 239501 /

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