The Intangible Bubbles
Maria Dirneder (AT)
Calling for Aphrodite
“The wind god Zephyr brought Aphrodite, the foam-born goddess of love, upon a seashell in the ocean with his breath.” The installation measures audience members’ breath with sensors, its movement visualized and transferred into water. In the water the intangible air receives a body, becoming visible with bubbles. Audience members are touched by breathing as visceral as lungs. A deep breath creates the experience of profundity from within. There is an inevitable exchange between lungs and atmosphere, the air we breathe directly that is affected by climatic factors. Creating a perceptible and visible interaction between our own breathing and the environment makes possible a connection with the intangible.
Technical assistance: Daniel Fischer
Maria Konstantinova (RU)
A Recipe of One Bright Day
The awakening scent of freshly cut grass, lingering hugs with a pillow, a cup of tea … What were the ingredients of your morning? Soup Kitchen is a playful experience created as an attempt to redefine the values of life in a ludic form.
The user is invited to take part in the game and share one day of the character’s life. With the help of a tangible interface, the player defines the events of the story, creating a unique narrative. The work encourages visitors to pause briefly and reflect on their average day. By separating 24 hours from the abstract concept of a lifetime, our perspective on our needs and goals may be redefined.
Lina Alejandra Pulido Barragán (CO)
As humans we have a limited spectrum of perception, that of our senses. Efforts to perceive other realities fail. When analyzing the life of other living organisms such as plants, the artist developed the idea that their ‘brain’ is in their roots. If we want to approach what she calls ‘plant perception’, we have to reverse the position of our body and bury our head in the ground, going through an immersive experience in the vegetable darkness. Plántula is an in-situ piece in which viewers bury their heads in an upside-down position. The viewer is immersed in an organic scenario of sound and sensitive amplification in the dark.
In collaboration with the architect Andrés Sandoval