Pragovka Gallery Pop - Up / Prague / Czech Republic
Curator / Lucie Nováčková
Technology / translucent display - 2090x790x60mm / PP hollow cylinder, subwoofer, water - 1230x550mm / series of drawings by robotic arm on paper - 1000x70mm
The installation entitled Transmutatio explores the transformation of water resources in the landscape over the years, not focusing only on negative influences, but trying to make a more complex observation of environmental change and wondering whether this observation can be documented by artistic means at all. He captures the change, which reveals both the negative and positive aspects of water transformation in the landscape, through an installation of interconnected light, sonic and graphic objects.
Water, grasped through its presence in the landscape, becomes the imaginary driver and consequence of the whole concept. Physically, the core of the installation consists of the interconnected objects Transmutatio and Fluctus. Transmutatio shows ink-splattering video drawings based on data from the European Commission's website on a translucent display. The information then travels to the neighbouring Fluctus object, which modulates the sound frequencies according to the dynamics generated by the video drawing in Transmutatio, thereby also influencing the shape of the water surface, which changes in response to the vibrations.
The pair of objects is complemented by a series of six drawings created by a special robotic arm based on data on the drying of the planet from the European Commission's website. These depict various problematic areas that are visually more or less significant, with black being the sign of the least amount of change.
The whole installation is bathed in a warm yellow light as if in warning contrast to the environmental issue under investigation.