Hi, my name is Melle Nieling. My work is centred around the concepts of authority and authenticity, how they function and how they influence each other.
This research involves the deconstruction of power structures; at times very explicitly, through the emulation of their modus operandi, and other times much less explicitly, through questioning how truth and identity are defined.
All my work is set in a parallel world — a hyper-real reflection of our reality — ruled by sects. Led by wizards and necromancers, these sects fabricate false truths to exert control over the masses.
For the RCA 2021 online show I made the work Pre-Alison, an interactive prequel to my film Alison (2021). You can access Pre-Alison at https://plicnik.com/pre-alison/.
As co-founder of Plicnik Collective, I collaboratively create and curate physical and online shows. Our most recent show was Penrose Helix at Generation & Display (London, UK), and we are now working on a new online show titled SUB·RS.