Judit Navratil

  • Hungary (b. 1982 in Szombathely)
  • Currently in San Francisco, United States.
  • Judit’s practice is multivalent, engaging performance, social practices, drawing, as well as video and VR; investigating the possibilities and dangers of ‘home’ in cyberspace. Judit is a Long Distance Somersaulter (LDS), seeking for higher alternatives.


Digital Doulas @ SWIM Gallery

  • 2019
  • Digital Doulas Gathering
  • 120 min

  • DDW with Gala Sadurni, Eric Dyer and Yarrow Slaps in the garden beside SWIM Gallery. Meanwhile a conversation about our senses of space, place and cyber-home, they created their VR nooks and invited a few fellow folks from the streets of the Tenderloin.

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  • My hammock is Your hammock - thumbnail Portfolio  - thumbnail Community Canvas - thumbnail Sweat Lodge Circle - thumbnail LDS in virtual reality Social Housing Neighborhood - thumbnail LDS in virtual reality Social Housing Neighborhood - thumbnail Digital Doulas @ SWIM Gallery - thumbnail Szívküldi Lakótelep Tour Guide Video #1 - thumbnail Uncomfy Is Comfy - thumbnail DDW in Gathering Tent - thumbnail MÉTA Circle // Open Studios '18 CCA - thumbnail Taste of Resistance // NOW-SCHOOL  - thumbnail NOW-SCHOOL  - thumbnail Szívküldi Lakótelep Tour Guide Video #2 - thumbnail Cultural House - thumbnail Residential Tour Guide Video - thumbnail Digital Doula Workshop // First Residential Area @ Naming Gallery - thumbnail MÉTA Circle // Entrance Flying Mat Ceremony  - thumbnail Poor Home Shelter  - thumbnail HooperHood - thumbnail

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    Szívküldi Lakótelep >> Virtual Reality Social Housing Neighborhood | 2018 - 2020

The Szívküldi Lakótelep (szívküldi= heart-sent, lakótelep=social housing neighborhood) is a multi-layered virtual reality Social Housing Neighborhood that considers the possibilities and dangers of ‘home’ in cyber-space, I'm looking for alternatives to help teaching a potential AI unconditional love. The social housing form is based on my upbringing being flown on large kites and growing up in a comfort flat on the 8th floor in the late communist era of Hungary. The Neighborhood’s districts build on each other. The shell of one area becomes the beginning structure for another, creating a self-recycling system. I started this project with a self-portrait “Base” that’s built of my own memories. I plan to reserve some parts for myself as a diary (Uncomfy is Comfy), and other places welcome all people to ‘move in’ with their own treasures; for example I built the Cultural House - archiving the Naming Gallery and its community in Oakland. The social and physical aspects of this project are just as important as the use of VR technology. The Digital Doula Workshops, as collaborative experiments, function as consciousness-shaping gatherings in which we can face our anxieties, re-think our physical and psychological conditions. Learning how to be together in this "still life," I focus this #memoryconnector to create a platform of further conversation about elevating this digital shift.