Documentary made by Cristofer Odqvist
recorded in Los Angeles 2018

About
David Åberg (b.1977) 

My sculptures represent the increasing opportunities via technological advancements for real world people to present or recreate themselves as complete digital fantasies.  In varying degrees, we have always molded our personas in ways which aren't necessarily true or don't actually exist, but today we can do this to a greater extent and in greater depth than ever.  As we continue to create personas for ourselves online or in social networking situations or in the gaming world, the physical world and the digital world come closer and closer together, perhaps even someday to merge and become indistinguishable from one another.  At this point, we may even be able to recreate ourselves in three dimensions to our own specifications, and in so doing materialize a digital world that will be more real than the physical world we currently know. My sculptures represent an attempt to visualize what personas of the future might look like and how they might exist in a realm composed entirely of fantasy identities,  invented emotions, aspirations and personal histories.

e-mail: david(at)davidaberg.se
Phone: +46 704869275