BIO Initially, Oli Sorenson achieved recognition in London, England, where his work was shown in several digital arts events at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Tate Britain and the British Film Institute. He gradually established an international profile with his performances at ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany) and ISEA (Helsinki, Finland), and then at the festivals Mapping (Geneva, Switzerland) and Sonica (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Since 2010, he had reoriented his work towards a multitude of supports (drawing, painting, printing, video, NFT, etc.) in order to better disseminate it.
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Greatly influenced by musicalcreation, DJing and their modes of dissemination, Oli Sorenson’s artistic practice can be defined as “remix art.”Without falling into either pastiche or repetition, he calls into question the notions of originality and authenticity in an age of an overabundance of digital information. In this way he brings up to date the visual vocabulary of artists well-known internationally by remixing their forms to give them new themes and materials.
PROJECT Oli Sorenson’s project is entitled Nuage, a term commonly used in information technology. The many contradictions of this cloud fascinate him: the term describes a vaporous object whose irregular and shifting contours encompass an infinity of virtual practices on the Internet. At the same time, all these practices are carried out by an equally vast ensemble of tangible devices with a material effect on society’s financial, psychological, public health and ecological conditions. The work will include a tangible version made up of acrylic paintings and a virtual version made online with brief NFT animations. Sorensen claims that these digital practices are not as innovative as one might think, but rather that they are part of an evolving continuum closely tied to their technical and social heritage.