EXHIBIT . Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand with Paul Prudence + Richard Chartier / le vide et la lumière / Le Lieu Unique / Nantes, France / Oct 21, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017
LINE is pleased to announce its latest edition featuring astoundingly detailed audio/visual works by six internationally recognized artists: Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand (RU/US), COH (RU), Paul Prudence (UK), Francisco López (ES), and Asmus Tietchens (DE).
The fluidity and even the granularity of light can be unfolded by the senses through active attunement coupled with meticulously orchestrated conditions. Though formerly considered impossible to imagine, let alone perceive, recently, a variety of quantum behavior has been observed on macroscopic scales, from colloidal liquids to biological systems. Liquified Sky documents a series of artworks that pierce this slippery, mesoscopic threshold, departing from the antiquated cult of the illusory, solid-state image.
The sensorial demands of processing quantum behavior incite adaptive resonances, comprising a multidimensional perceptual navigator. Though brains have been compared to clocks, telegraphs, computers and holograms, they are “not like any artificial machine. If anything, they are like natural self-organizing processes such as stars and hurricanes.” [W. Freeman, Neurodynamics: An Exploration in Mesoscopic Brain Dynamics] Occurring on many different scales of time and space, cascades of standing and traveling waves outline the adaptively resonating lattice of intercellular communication. These resonances can be finely tuned through a mesoscopic self-observation system, which translates quantum harmonic pattern, phase and amplitude recognition across the cerebrospinal sea of neuromodulators.
Dedicated to Slava Tsukerman
DUE TO THE DETAILED NATURE OF THESE WORKS, THIS EDITION IS A DATA DVD CONTAINING HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO/VISUAL FILES. To ensure proper playback, these files will need to be transferred from the data dvd to a hard drive. They can then be viewed in a variety of programs including Itunes and Quicktime
“why a data DVD” for LINE_063 you ask?
LINE, Evelina Domnitch, and Dmitry Gelfand decided that this would not only be the best in regards to audio/visual quality, but also the most democratic format. Blu-ray ownership is limited and HD/regular DVD’s come with their own set of issues including limiting compatibility designated regions and compression.
The data DVD option allows you, the viewer to enjoy this release across devices and even author a DVD for your own viewing region.
Above the surface of upwardly sonicated silicone oil, falling droplets of the same liquid are suspended by a thin membrane of air, acoustically regenerated underneath each droplet. Without coalescing for extended periods, these palpitating spheroids bounce on the air-oil interface and merge into self-assembling lattices. The repeated impact of a bouncing droplet incites a standing capillary wave that interlocks with the waves of neighboring droplets. This close-range attractive force can result in the orbital motion of droplet pairs and clusters. During more stable modes of excitation, self-organizing geometric rafts emerge in accordance with the closest packing of spheres: the distance between droplets decreases with increasing frequency, leading to dense lattice formation.
Ten million times larger than an atom, a non-coalescing oil droplet is the largest object to manifest the self-interferential signature of wave-particle duality. When the wave packet emitted by the droplet interferes with its own reflections, the droplet begins to drift or “walk” along the wave. “We observe single-particle diffraction and interference with a classical system. This phenomenon was thought to be reserved to the quantum scale.” [Y. Couder and E. Fort, “Single-Particle Diffraction and Interference at a Macroscopic Scale”, Physical Review Letters 97]
Hydro Acoustic Study
Hydro-Acoustic Study is a [generative] cinematic exploration of sonically activated hydrological events, specifically evolving waveforms, proto-cellular morphogenetic cellular entities and meniscus’s that grow and exhibit behavior in direct response to sound. Within this simulated rheological environment a hydro-graphic narrative unfolds, orchestrated by audio as an organizing principle and nourishing substance – sonorous plasmoids fluctuate while chromosomal figures reverberate.
Every second, Earth’s inhabitants are bombarded by billions of charge carriers, arriving from every possible direction in outer space. As they traverse the supersaturated air/gas within a cloud chamber, these subatomic messengers, known as cosmic rays, macroscopically disclose their identity and the plenum underlying the empirical void. In Memory Vapor, a cloud chamber, combined with a particle accelerator, is illuminated by a pulsating white laser sheet, transforming its -200° gaseous contents into a dynamic prism. Ionized nuclei, muons, electrons and positrons are trailed by a thread of condensation droplets, each of which the laser turns into a luminous lens.