ARTIST PROFILE

Judit Navratil

  • Hungary (b. 1982 in Szombathely)
  • Currently in Oakland, 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. She looks for alternatives to teach unconditional love to a potential AI.

REPRESENTATION

Szívküldi Lakótelep Tour Guide Video #2

  • 2018
  • Tour Guide Video of VR Neighborhood
  • 24 min, 32 sec

  • The 1st Cultural House of the Szívküldi Lakótelep is the archive of Naming Gallery. Naming gathered a diverse community around the 15th Street in Oakland for 5 years.
  • Szívküldi Lakótelep Tour Guide Video #1 - thumbnail Uncomfy Is Comfy - thumbnail DDW in Gathering Tent - 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 MÉTA Circle // Open Studios '18 CCA - thumbnail Poor Home Shelter  - thumbnail HooperHood - thumbnail

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    Szívküldi Lakótelep >> Virtual Reality Social Housing Neighborhood | 2018 - 2019

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. Please contact me if you're interested in creating your 'home'!