A playful introduction to the mystical powers of teletransportation. — In covid-19 isolation, Mariana Jurado Rico and Levi van Gelder unveil the previously hidden world of teletransportation. Looking at manifestations of teletransportation in pop-culture, reality-television, celebrity news and a lil’ bit of history, Jurado Rico and van Gelder guide you to recognize the pot ledom within, hone the powers this ancient entity brings about, become a part of the movement and finally grow up. In collaboration with Mariana Jurado Rico and PUB Radio. Graphic Design by Levi van Gelder. Broadcast via PUB Pillow Streaming, quarantine sessions, at alonetogether.pub
LEVI VAN GELDER (1995) — ARTIST/DESIGNER AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS +316(0)48839907 MA Design Sandberg Instituut (2020), BFA Product / Spatial Design HKU (2017)
Driven by visual storytelling, artistic research and pedagogic collaboration, I aim to unearth frictions between compounds of reality and fiction, representation and misrepresentation, and to tap into the dormant spaces of critical and whimsical play nestled inside others. By means of performative research, I sketch out a realm that ranges from provocative tropes within pop culture to history formation. Through quick-witted storytelling and critique, I create a (hyper)reality show of distorted nonhuman characters that question authenticity and reveal layers of depth in the superficial.