Emma Adler creates immersive spatial installations that examine human perception as the key to understanding the world and questions supposed certainties about the relationship between reality and media representation.
Her work focuses on conspiracy stories. These also determine the focus of her current series of works: begun in 2020, she takes up the intensification of the topic and illuminates conspirational concepts in today's "post-factual" age between pandemic and populism.
HOLISTIC PARANOIA focuses on the excesses of belief in conspiracies and paranoia as a substitute for religion, as well as on the – mainly white male – protagonists. The installation focuses on the crude mixture of esotericism, Nazi-esque nature and misogynist male cult.
In HOLISTIC PARANOIA, cable branches, mutated monitor holders, synchronized devices and rendered nature form the gloomy backdrop of a place of worship. In the center is a large, Gothic-looking object of uncertain origin.
The Saarländische Galerie is presenting the third part of the series at the Gallery Weekend. The installations build on each other like different levels of a video game. The aesthetics are also reminiscent of the virtual worlds of first-person shooter