Gintare Simutyte

Final Fanstasy II, 2019
Installation, sand, tv screen, animation

Final Fantasy places together high technology and sand, one of the oldest and most primal materials on earth. The installation creates tension since this combination seems "unnatural". Nonetheless, as technology is increasingly penetrating the physical worl, the boundaries between the digital and the analogue, material world become blurred and the gap between "fake" and "real" is closing. The sandcastle hints at creativity, imagination, human interest in magic and superpowers - as it is evident in, for example, fantasy video games. Final Fantasy draws parallels between modern technology and magic, both of which were first manifested in the mind and then became reality.