born 1983 in Canada
Nicolas Ceccaldi makes collages, sculptures and installations. Spanning a broad aesthetic spectrum – from corporate design to transhumanism to the visual elements of the cyberpunk and seapunk subcultures – his works are a conceptual commentary on nostalgia for the internet revolution of the 1990s in mainstream fashion and contemporary pop culture.
A similar stylistic approach was employed in the installation at the Museum – a CCTV security camera resembling a seapunk voodoo doll or totem belonging to William Gibson’s Neuromancer offers a reflection on human improvement through the acquisition of scientific and technical knowledge. The work’s dystopian nature is emphasised by the fact that the camera is on, watching the viewers and relaying the video feed to the reception desk in the Emilia pavilion.