TIFA 2022 Architecture / Industrial

2021 ± 2: Utopia Broadcasting

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture/Industrial, 1st Place winner in Architecture
  • Photographer
    Serena Dzenis

Do you think that the first space colony created by mankind will happen during your lifetime? ‘2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting’ encapsulates everything about human construction, sheer curiosity, consumerism, as well as the wonders and dangers associated with science. The overall aim of this project is to utilise existing structures within the Icelandic landscape to transport the viewer’s imagination to another world that exists outside of time. In doing so, the hope is to invoke conversation around themes of futurism and dreams for a better life amidst the darker side of human ideals.

Serena Dzenis is a lens-based artist from Australia who resides in Iceland. She uses her work to tell stories about science, conservation, environmental issues and the future of mankind. Serena’s photographs depart from the traditional, with a focus on capturing the otherworldliness that is sometimes associated with nature and human constructions on our own planet. The emphasis of her art is on storytelling within the landscape – connecting with the land while immersing oneself in the rhythms and dangers associated with the living presence of this world.