Multichannel video installationh
See also: 'Unknown" Mediations Biennale Poznan, PL
Media Scape: State of Exception, MMSU Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Rijeka, HR
We usually identify life with processes of maintaining and transmitting
information. Obviously, it is not the only interpretation. Life can
be also recognised as a way in which space exists and vice versa: space might be
treated as a way in which life exists.
our daily perception we live in a four-dimensional reality. However our
relationship with the reality might be much more subtle than what our senses
offer us to believe. In the field of superstring theory, the M-theory
assumes the existence of additional dimensions hidden from our limited
perception, as well as their fluctuation and interconnectivity. What does it
mean for us to live in a multidimensional universe with our own bodies hiding
manifold worlds? “Hidden Topology of Being” investigates this question...
The piece was inspired by a protein molecule (the basic
brick of life) which convolute structure, on one hand-side, reminded me of Calabi-Yau
manifolds - mysterious
geometric formations in which successive
dimensions of our world are “curled up” on the subatomic scale.
On the other hand-side, whilst exposed to X-rays, this structure reveals the
arrangement of atoms that might be easily mistaken for a map of the starry Sky.
In my installation I bridge micro and macro scales, scientific imagery with
daily recordings and poetry, translating scientific ideas into the area of art
as a source of personal and collective consciousness and invite intuitive
examination of the unfathomable nature of our reality.
“Hidden Topology of Being”
a protein molecule becomes a "bubble of spacetime", a hidden world
which in a poetic and imaginative way reveals its secrets.
The piece uses a fragments of my own poetry as well as from the poem "Ocean of forms" & "Lost Time" by Rabindranath Tagore (" Gitanjali", 1910-1912):
|Part 1: "In tarantela of atoms the smile of dancing galaxies echoes"||Part2 " (...)I dived down into the ocean of forms to find the pearl of formless (...) and now I am eager to die into the deathless (...)||Part 3 " (...)I was not aware of a moment when I crossed the threshold of this life. (...) In the morning I woke up and found my garden full of wanders of flowers (...)|
Special thanks to:
staff of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New
Dehli and National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore especially to
Prof. Jameel Shahid, Dr Amit Sharma, Jasmita Gil (ICGEB), Prof. Dr Schachi
Gosawi, Prof. R.Ramaswamy (NCBS),
well as whole staff of KHOJ Artists' Association in New Dehli and CEMA (Centre
for Experimental Media Art) / Srishti College of Art, Design &
Technology in Banalore for their support
Topology of Being",
I-III channels video installation, stills
from the video-animations: