"There are those who say that life is an illusion and that
reality is simply a figment of the imagination.'"
- Charles Gray from The Rocky Horror
By using interactive
elements the installation is examining the ”truths”
or "thoughts" of the ontological existence through the
mental images of the fictional and artificial reality e.g. movies.
By bodily interaction with the work user can be physically part
of the artificial reality. Sufficient physical training will help
to crack the code of the further understanding.
In the installation I'll try to create alternative ways to use
computer and technological resources for the benefit of creative
expression and captivating atmosphere. I allso examine the sensitive
borderline of the different realities.
You can interact with the work with the full capacity of your body
even without a physical contact to anything. A user can have the
feeling of enlightenment, success, be surprised or feel disappointment
while carrying on "acrobatic" movements in front of the
work. What ever the mental awarenes will be when interacting with
the work, flowing sweat will be guaranteed.
The work itself is absurd and its style is surrealistic - entity
that would be comprehended in a ”dreamworld”. In the
work the user interacts with a mysterious golden egg. The floating
egg feels you and it seems to be a living organism of which heart
beat is possible to feel and hear. Video projector displays the
movie onto a big silver screen and a VNS motion tracking system
recognises the movements of the user's body. Interaction is programmed
with the help of MAX-MSP program.
. . .
As an artist I usually try to see objects that I am dealing with
from different angles and in the way that could reveal something
interesting or uncovering from their own secret nature. Small things
may reveal something big and give the best vibrations. In my works
I pay attention to visuality. However, the most interesting things
to work with are the atmosphere and the feelings that the work creates.
This is true both in interactive multimedia and purely visual contexts.
Subconscious elements and the border between a real and a surreal
expression interests me too. And nothing else is better than a small
amount of irony both towards the expression and your own actions.
Whenever you manage to create it.
"Sense of humour - capability to see all three sides of the
- Ned Rorem