Valinia Svoronou, Savage Bodies from A Different Story 3, 2018
Valinia Svoronou, Savage Bodies from A Different Story 1, 2018
Valinia Svoronou, Quarters, 2018
Valinia Svoronou, Future Junction 1, 2018
Valinia Svoronou, Future Junction 2, 2018
Valinia Svoronou, Therapist office, High Tide Planetary Pull excerpt, Comic book sketch, 2018
In a future life, Hot Wheels Projects presents a solo presentation of Valinia Svoronou High Tide Planetary Pull II, simulating a decompression zone from the hustle of a futuristic city. The booth takes its lead from Svoronou’s recent comic book, High Tide Planetary Pull, a collation of stories from 1960’s counterculture, Cold War scenarios, feminist science fiction, and an understanding of the surrounding sci-fi speculation. The booth itself re-enacts one of the opening frames from the comic, creating a therapist’s office, where the protagonist Merc Tartas finds herself, complete with furniture, designed to mimic a 1960s therapists office exploring the idea of co-existence between the past and present, a hub of future space. The Comic, which takes place between the planet earth and the moon is translated through a large-scale idyllic landscape. Placed on the landscape are two futuristic fragments, comprising of painted plaster and fiberglass weave. Another fragment splits two smaller rooms. These two rooms reflect the a-linear narrative, where one can move between chapters and can take their own path through the comic, acting as ones own ultimatums to future chapters.