Category Archives: Installations – Objects

The dream center

  • video  installation/interactive installation

Teodora Ionescu: concept,visual art ,video

Jeroen Traanman: video art /editing

Rikkert Achtereekte: music

 

The “Dream Center “ is represented by an object( cube) suspended in air, made from several layers of transparent sheets. The multiple layers allows the projection to take on a holographic effect.

The first part of the installation  consists of  a  6 minutes movie. The public is invited to experience  the state of meditation, sleep, dream and awaking.  They can experience this sitting down ( chairs or fatboy) or moving all around. Relation between time, space and reality is diluted.

The second part is the interactive moment that can last up to 10-15 minutes. The public is invited one by one to play with the “dream center”, to be aware.  A person must stand in the indicated place, facing the cube. With the right hand he will start to make slow movements, without touching the cube .The movement will be translated on the surface  throw colours .

     “Meditation –  practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content”.

‘Dream-successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur usually involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep”.

“Sleep – a naturally recurring state of mind characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings”.

“Awareness- level of consciousness, where sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding.”

Databank

  • video installation

Jeroen Traanman: video editing

Video recording during the performance “The house of my soul” of persons who enter in the space. Databank is the  venue for all your information, impressions and emotions that come in .

 

Graphic games

technique: paint on plexiglass
size: 3 x   60 cm x30cm

Shadow

plexiglass- laser cut
size:59cm x 30cm

Metamerphoses

tehnique: acryl on wood, glasspaint on plexiglass,light
size: 250x180cm

  Through Metamorphoses I invite the viewer to meditation on the human existence. Each of the seven cases is an organic habitat, like a giant cocoon in which are developing other organisms, a real environment that protect and isolates, resulting in alienation and resignation of each element included. Live items are the subject of irreversible processes of decomposition, crystallization and dehumanization. The bottom of each work is dominated by the organic structure, structure/symbol( the smoke and the spider web). Smoke is purifying and the spider, as a symbol, means unconscious, laborious and shy, violent and regressive. The human figure is present in these spaces, closed and isolated, condemned to solitude and death. Feelings are expressed through the body gesture. I believe that there are three phases of human nature in solitude and transformation. The first one, the negation, the second one, resignation, the last one , purifying. I called my installation Metamorphoses- Lethe, because that involves all the change that means nature. Lethe means to bring forgetfulness. Lethe was in Greek mythology a goddess and personification of oblivion( forgetfulness). From her came also the name of one of the seven underworld rivers, that have the gift to make the dead persons to forgot the earthly life.

Memories from the womb

 

I think everyone remembers at least once in his existence, his mother…even the dead one’s. When it’s guiet or it rains  I remember…everything was like a sweer light, which I eat with the point of my fingers and with my whole skin. I was floating.I was flying. I eat then the light with the elbow or with the both knees. I was flying through the unlimited spaces with no boundaries.

 

 

Cell

tehnique:  plexiglass laser cut
size: 9,5cm x 9,5cm x 9,5cm

The World

 

3D- metal,clay