I feel humankind's physical and digital selves are so deeply intertwined
that it's essential to see artworks and artists reflecting and addressing this reality
What artistic experience do you feel closest to since participating in ReA Fair?
Since exhibiting with ReA! in the ‘Routes’ exhibition, a success which I've found particularly exciting has been the opportunity to show my work in the group show ‘Futures Past’, currently on view at Arebyte Gallery in London. ‘Futures Past’ takes the viewer on an immersive journey through the excavated ruins of the future, mimicking archaeological digs and touristic attractions of historical sites; the exhibition presents digital works that encapsulate ideas around the past, present, and future.
Would you tell us about a project that you particularly enjoyed during this time?
Collaborating on the duo show ‘Xi-Clone Drēmzü’ with my good friend, Ben Coiacetto, was a wonderful experience. We united both of our projects which are centred on gene manipulation, in an interactive, digital zoetrope. Curated by Nimco Kulmiye Hussein and in a virtual environment designed by Typeone, it was a joy to collaborate on ways the artworks could occupy such versatile digital space.
What are your views on digital Art in the contemporanry Art scene?
I'm excited to see digital artists represented more and more in local galleries in London. I feel humankind's physical and digital selves are so deeply intertwined that it's essential to see artworks and artists reflecting and addressing this reality inside and outside the galleries.
Exhibitions views of the digital show Xi-Clone Drēmzü
What are your short-term goals?
I'm planning on starting a Masters's degree towards the end of this year, so my goal is to finish my ongoing art projects before starting my study period. Next in the pipeline is a sculpture based on pollinators and factory-farming insects.
What is your dream collaboration?
I would love to work on a collaborative project with womxn, intersex, trans folk and non-binary people in which digital artists are commissioned to design an interactive game.
Dominique Cro, (left) Xi-Clone Card Mildeer and (right) Xi-Clone Card Turtino, 2022 ©Dominique Cro
Can you tell us your inspirations for your upcoming projects?
Multispecies feminism forms the foundation of my current and upcoming artistic research. I'm fascinated with Donna Haraway's writings on the Chthulucene, in which she describes ‘our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices.’ I'm also excited to learn how to use game design software such as Unreal Engine.
What are the right ingredients for artistic research to grow?
Books, exhibitions, walks (with and without direction), time together and alone.
Exhibitions views of Future Past, currently on view at Arebyte Gallery, London.