The woman-lynx is one of the Avatars of the princess from TURANDOT 2070, AES+F's newest large-scale multi-channel video installation based on the art direction and video set design that they created for the classic opera by Puccini, which was staged in several European theaters just before the pandemic.
Heading a renewed, gigantic, and multiethnic empire, Princess Turandot has imposed a radical techno-matriarchy upon society. The masses are a vulnerable and confused society, trained by those in power to tolerate violence. Their public displays of adoration for the princess border on idolatry and mass hallucination. Turandot obscures her true identity by appearing to the masses as one of many avatars, embodying the nature of the propaganda that she is translating to her subjects.
Approaching the subject of the original libretto through “social psychoanalysis,” AES+F evoke the viewer's fears and desires by referencing contemporary media scandals and polarizing issues like #MeToo, cancel culture, fake news, and others.