|KALEIDOSCOPE - analog interactive installation / placebo painting / open frameworks / large scale streaming on the LED facade|
Karina Smigla-Bobinski is creating interactive apparatuses generating astonishing visual effects. When using those objects, one always arrives at that point where perception processes that normally happen totally in the subconscious emerge to the surface and get tangible, thereby providing fascinating experiences.
Karina Smigla-Bobinski has already experimented with the opto-physical effects of filters in her work SIMULACRA. What is achieved in common LCD screens with electricity the modification of light by shifting the liquid crystals that serve as filters is done by the users of KALEIDOSKOP in a purely analog mechanical-corporeal way.
KALEIDOSKOP turns the analytic investigation of the laws of optics into a psychedelic experience within a delirious abundance of colors. “Kaleidoscope” as notion in its greek origin means “to see beautiful forms”. Hence, already the work title is raising the claim to deal with aesthetics that utterly ambivalent body of effects, where we always encounter the question of perception in its sensory dimension as well as the issue of beauty in its most varied formulations.
The fact, that what we experience as beautiful is always the result of corporeal-physical processes, is one of the main interests in Karina Smigla-Bobinski's body of work. She strives to pull the processes, by which the outer world becomes a strong experience in our consciousness, out of the subconscious realm of perception by making it an interactive experience. Thus, every step on the interactive playing surface of KALEIDOSKOP is generating new images. Every contact impulse continues in vast radiuses, motion energy gets visualized in chaotic patterns.
Patterns are also the result of Karina Smigla-Bobinski's interactive installation ADA, where the body movements of the users are re-coded into black charcoal drawings on the gallery walls. In KALEIDOSKOP on the other side, everything is dissolving into colors. Nothing is detained here, all is in the state of flux, it is only the moment that counts. Painting gets lionized in this work and calls for a celebration.
© Thomas Huber, München, 2016
description > analog interactive installation / placebo painting / open frameworks / large scale streaming on the LED facade
components > light box, PVC foil, inks, LED screen
dimensions > variable
Premiere > 2016, FILE Electronic Language Int. Festival / São Paulo (Brazil)
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