Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Laureta Hajrullahu, RKS

Enter the cloud: fluffy, white, soft, cosy. Sit down and make yourself comfortable. Scan, survey, protest, like, dream, meander, play at night. Feel, perhaps, as you wander the world wide web with – or as? – the invisible persona behind the mouse, that you are at one with the machines you have co-evolved with. Sense, perhaps, that the boundaries between physical and virtual experience might always have been wishful thinking, and that there is no idyllic state to return to. The intimate space you have entered is part of a larger body of work by Laureta Hajrullahu. Using digital media, the artist explores the psychogeography of connected isolation and isolated connection. It is a realm or state familiar to people all over the world, particularly of her generation.