Aliens is a new series of sculptures by Olga Lomaka, in which she continues to explore a multilayered interface of... Read More
Aliens is a new series of sculptures by Olga Lomaka, in which she continues to explore a multilayered interface of meaning through a rich panoply of sources; from the artistic, to mass me-
dia, to the unexplained and less obvious.
Humans have a lot of questions about alien life. But those beings, if they exist, likely have some
questions of their own about humans. Olga wonders: ’Are we studying aliens, or are they studying us?’. Lomaka’s idea is that beings on different worlds will understand the universe in the
same way and be able to communicate about it with one another.
Aliens can’t speak and cannot communicate the same way as humans, but they have hi-tech
eyes, like TV screens catching signals and translating everything. In Lomaka’s immagination,
aliens have eye-mirrors (scanners) that reflect our minds and souls. When aliens landed on Earth
they saw two types of people, identified by brain waves: people who are desperate (screaming)
and people who are dreaming and wishing (meditating). Their eyes are broadcasting thoughts
that our modern society are obsessed with, revealing what our brains are occupied with: money,
love, brands, drugs, technology.