The New Infinity: A State of Being or Becoming (2017)
Text and voice by Eugenia Lapteva.

Today the opportunities for instant gratification and self-actualisation seem endless. But to what extent, in the digital landscape of ephemerality and spectrality, do we lose our ability to recognise the real and remain distinct from the images, objects, ideas and people that surround us in our everyday lives? How might the illusion of unlimited subjective possibilities nurture an infantile fantasy of omnipotence and lead us to wander further away from ourselves and from the ethical conjunction with the other? Is it possible to navigate this new infinity and its persistence in being-as-having, while at the same time remaining open and welcoming to the irreducible difference between human beings; the limit, or mystery, as it were, which is internal to human subjectivity and subsists at the core of desire? 

The New Infinity: A State of Being or Becoming delves into psychoanalytical and philosophical explorations of human development to address the distinctive situation we face today in terms of the ways in which we relate, and fail to relate, to ourselves and others in contemporary culture. The succession of still and moving images, collected from our personal archives, was formed in response to a written theoretical piece, the sound recording of which itself acts as a reply to the visual backdrop and which together could be seen as forming a mutually constitutive relation. Different modes of meaning enter into dialogue with one another, intersect and collide, providing a stage for new dialogues and readings of the work as a whole, and its separate elements, to emerge and take root within the viewer.