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Topography of Movement, 2016

Dynamic projection
Dimensions variable

Assistance: Patricia Köstring
Assistance camera: Azalea Ortega, Nikita Zhukovskiy
Postproduction: Alexandre St-Onge
Performers (hand-acting): Marie-Claude Poulin, Nikita Zhukovskiy


The dynamic image projection Topography of Movement features two oversized hands in motion. They seem to be feeling out their environment, gliding or swiping over the surface upon which they rest. The two cropped projections cover the walls and parts of the floor and ceiling in the exhibition space. A projection mirror further enhances the dynamic depending on how the movement patterns of the hand and the mirror coincide.

The projection of a left and right hand suggests an (absent) body. Even though a subjective observer position is made impossible by the high magnification of the image content, the events are spatialised through the authenticity of the movements and the corresponding sounds, which were made in the process of recording, leading to a sensory experience of space.

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Exhibitions:
2016, A Model for the Aesthetics of Digital Art, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (CHN)
2016, Digital Synesthesia, AIL, Vienna (AT)

Bibliography:

Gsöllpointner, Katharina, Schnell, Ruth, Schuler, Romana K. (eds.): Digital Synesthesia. A Model for the Aesthetics of Digital Art, Edition Angewandte, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / Boston 2016