The artwork "TIME" (2018) plays with humans' perception of the world that surrounds them through concepts of optimism and pessimism. It is executed as an interactive digital installation, which merges footages of rural countryside and populated urban or industrial areas. The viewers have full control to decide whether the vision will be calm and harmonic or chaotic and unclear, as they can adjust the character of the scenes and sound in real-time.
BACKGROUND: The view of the world varies deeply even among individuals who live in the same location and conditions. Some see it as a neat place to live in, others as a mess. Some recall the past with nostalgia, while others look forward to the future; everyone is stuck in the present. The "TIME" combines these and lets the viewer take a position – quite literally, since Version 2, the installation changes as the audience moves in front of the artwork.
Screened on a CRT TV, remotely controlled by a custom smartphone app to switch between the scenes and to manipulate the level of distortion.
Projection with motion sensing operator; the scenes and sound are deformed according to the position of the viewer.
When multiple viewers take part, each person causes different distortion effects.
Variations: flat-screen TVs with either a sensor or a remote.
The work "Time" was featured during:
• May 2022, EGU General Assembly 2022, Austria Center Vienna, AT
• Dec 2021, 100ºC - Hauntology, Turmoil, Change, University of Dundee, UK
• July-Aug 2018, Cas - Czas Exhibition, V Kotelně Gallery, Jilemnice, CZ
• May-Jun 2018, Cas - Czas Exhibition, BWA Gallery, Jelenia Góra, PL
• April 2018, Time&Space Event, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, UK
• Jan-Feb 2018, Erasmus Exhibition, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts, Wrocław, PL