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abstracts

2017

 
This collection of „abstracts“ was produced during a month-long stay at the Rimbun Dahan residency in Kuang (Malaysia).
 

They are a direct response to the surroundings and produced with no particular goal in mind other than hone skills and gain knowledge about the place.

 

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Sketches for kinetic sculptures

 

Bat

 

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Study with leaves

 

Tangible

Sketch for reactive (tangible) poetry machine

By putting coins in the pocket of the jacket the pictured text will disappear only to bring forward a new creation of words gradually until it is disappeared again.

 

Otherwise the residency had a strong documentary focus and led to the production of a documentary on the Thaipusam festival: View video

 

Also an interview for an animated documentary on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was filmed. The film is currently in post-production (in collaboration with IPPNW – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War).

 

Laura Skocek, 2017

ephemeral patterns

Premise:

In my artistic work I use physiological rhythms, brain activity measurements during non-tangible states of consciousness, as a basis for the movement of kinetic sculptures. Digital scan works revolve around the transformation of different kinds of movement produced by „natural“ rhythms like canvases moved by wind or sea waves.

During an artist-in-residence stay at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (March, 2014) natural rhythms in the nearby National Park and in the village of Nida were discovered and used as artistic dataset.

“Ephemeral patterns” were collected, filtered and translated during the time in the colony. They were recorded during moments were perception was either heightened or in a contemplative mode.

Some of them can be sonified with electronic devices producing new patterns, referring to the difficulty or impossibility of measuring mental states or particular feelings and how we only approximate and are not able to depict phenomenons or the memory of them without modification.

Texts were collected from inhabitants and visitors, formed while being in the in-between-state of falling asleep, and meshed up to the sentence:

“In the name of the father this is the last thing you documented for the dogs.”

The collection of works is framed by a kinetic object, its form developed automatically.

In combination they can be seen as an ephemeral print of the location and the people residing there at the time of the stay.

This is a device to sonify patterns of movement, recorded during sunset at the beach near Nida Art Colony, during a windy day in Nida village and during a foggy day in the Parnidden Dunes.

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Sunset at the beach, translation 1

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Parnidden Dune, translation 3

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rhythmic study, waves 1

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rhythmic study, waves 2

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This is a device to sonify images painted or dripped shortly after waking up.

The circuit has been adapted from a noise maker tutorial via www.bareconductive.net

Neringa, kinetic sculpture

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photo by Natacha Paganelli

 

The sound accompanying the video is a „foley“-recording, produced in the studio in order to recreate the cracking sound of ice,  echoing the melt down in the lagoon in Nida.

 

This art project has been financed with the support of the Land of Lower Austria //
Gefördert durch das Land Niederösterreich

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