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What have you been making?
I am working on finding hidden world of forms in objects rejected by the society. I like to examine them closely through an imaginary and scientific point of view in micro and macro dimensions. I experiment with water, transparent objects and light refraction. I stretch and modulate the sound waves, to reveal their hidden frequencies which I use to move water and matter. It’s a poetic scientific interpretation of forms and characteristics through the creation of metaphysic environments and organisms, which contain fragments of modern sciences like physic phenomena, quantum mechanics, system biology and cybernetics, alchemy and through micro/macro dimensions. (While adapting my personal environment to my imaginary, social and esthetic needs I’m pursuing the invisible worlds that exist out of boundaries of human senses and imposed visions of the reality of our social lifestyle created by mass media, economy system and human history.)
How did you do it? (method)
I am making a research on abstract forms through the behaviour of light, water and sound. I stimulate small amounts of water with sound frequencies and film the patterns of the light refractions on the surface in different angles. I use these elements in my interactive audio visual installations or live performances. The surrealistic abstract shape that reveals in the water reminds us of organic tissues, embryos, archetypes, sacred forms of ancient deities, scientific images, ectoplasm, bones, plants or ceremony elements.
My research is about creating abstract forms using light, water and sound. I film transparent objects in the water while trying to capture the organic look of the form through its movement and shape. I experiment with different materials, especially with various types of plastic exposing them to different light frequencies. I record sounds with field recording, create samples and modulate them in Ableton. I always have the recorder with me to catch the sounds I encounter on my way and at the moment I concentrate on industrial sounds of the city. The audience can interact with the installation by touching found objects which are connected to the circuits and trigger sounds. When performing I use a FM synthesizer to make drones with low frequencies. Sound stimulates the surface of water that refracts light from LED lights revealing patterns of the reflections which are filmed with the micro camera. The effects for video input are applied in a software and the result is projected to a chosen surface.
With my work I would like to take the spectator to an exploration through the process of creation of my reality and expose the progress of the research made through different media. I want to give the spectator’s imagination a chance to travel in possibly distinct ways of perceiving the reality. I try to reshape the comprehension of reality and give an alienated sensation out of ordinary human social experience, making the spectator notice the subtle and hidden possibly dimensions around us. How do we interact with subtle physical phenomena that creates, modify and move matter and light through the space? How can we expand our physical and mental perception over the borderlines of our ordinary truth? How could we feel in a body or mind state that doesn’t belong to human? Relation to previous practice Even though I’m working on the same esthetic, mine is a continuous research of imperceptible micro and macro dimensions; an experimentation with transparent objects, light, water and sound through analog and digital medias. I observe the behaving of the same object through different techniques. At the beginning of the year I started to work with slit-scan where I tried out many different kinds of paper, plastic bags or wrappers. I used the same objects to make a series of photograms. I put plastic layers in an aquarium full of water to see how the water can create a shape and movement and filmed it. I tried out different kinds of light to reach the right consistence and impression to transform floating objects in organic forms. I played with the mirroring in the water and frame rates. In meanwhile I also made a DIY focal camera with a microscope lens and shoot a series of micro landscapes. With these I want to make a scientific photobook with data and calculations that seems to be from another civilization or time, a crypted language that no one can read. At the end I will create a soundscape using modified samples from field recording for every landscape. The spectator will be able to access to the soundscapes on my webpage through a QR code.
What do you want to make next?
The latest instrument that I got in my hands is a waterproof micro camera. I can stimulate the water surface with sound frequencies and film the movement. I want to experiment with different liquids and small solid materials. I will continue the experimentation of micro and macro universes with plastic, light and water adding the sound. How can I move the matter with sound? What are the patterns that reveals to the lens? How can I influence on the output through different softwares? I will to merge my previous concepts of cybernetics and physic phenomena with my recent research on alchemy and other old forms of science. The alchemy is not only connected to chemistry, but it has a double meaning which is connected to human mind and spirit. I want to relate old sciences to cybernetics, system biology and physical phenomena. I want to find my own crypted language and materialize it in miscellaneous forms of multimedia. I want to translate my mind-spirit exploration and experience into coded images and symbols using abstract forms of archetypes.
Why do you want to make it?
I want to continue to expand my artistic laboratory to create more complex forms of organisms and environments. I want to involve different kinds of matter and study the interaction between them in various conditions and reveal the result in it’s pure form. What interested me the most is how they behave between each other and what are the forms they create and shape inside merging edges. I am the alchemist that experiments with the Elements while achieving new knowledge from old and new sciences, drawing new perspectives of reality while trying to be in balance with the subconscious, spirit and mind state, developing instinct and personal growth and creating new progressive forms that will shape the future forms of life.