Bibliotheek Genk x Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights

Parallel Program

Emoticons can be more than a way to cheer up your digital conversations, especially for new media artist Carla Gannis. With The Garden of Emoji Delights, Gannis reconstructs the famous triptych of Hieronymus Bosch in the digital age, experimenting with new ways to redefine identity and its forms of representation, virtual and physical. By replacing religious vocabulary with secular and contemporary digital symbols, Gannis reconstructs the powerful iconography “The Garden of Delights”. Her beautiful digital pop art 2.0 collage examines and criticizes consumerism and modern society through this triptych.