NEPENTHE V0.1 (νηπενθές, nēpenthés), 2022
AI generated animation
[Dimensions on request]
About the work
A fictional medicine for sorrow – a “drug of forgetfulness”, in a similar fashion the artist views religion. A drug mentioned in ancient Greek literature and Greek mythology, depicted as originating in Egypt. The carnivorous plant genus Nepenthes is named after the drug nepenthe. Replacing religious figures such as the Pope, Christ and Priests with female ones; Empowering femininity and in a way protesting against the oppressive nature of religion, replacing the fake remedy.
About the artist
Vasilis Kampouris is an AI artist and a Chief Technology Officer from Athens, Greece. His interest in art, computer science and technology explain his strong involvement in many well known initiatives such as the ADAF (Athens Digital Arts Festival).