A solo exhibition by NAPOLEON member Ava Hassinger. SISYPHUS recasts the ancient myth as the frustration of our modern day technological living by examining our preoccupation with the externals of screens, devices and the networks that enfold us much like an exoskeleton. Does the virtual shell provide a useful means to connect us or is it simply a self-indulgent and obstructive narcissistic machine? Is it liberating or an exercise in futility? Is the labor of art-making itself, elevating or enervating? We are left to make a choice: intimacy or isolation? Humanity lives in an interconnected web with inherent contradictions— virtual, physical and spiritual. The ancient Greeks looked on the omphalos (navel) as both a symbol of our umbilical origins and as a portal to a sacred world of being, a meditation to unite the inside and outside of self.