We have been inventing technological tools that make matter and processes perceivable, which normally aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Date: 15 – 18 May
Location: A Lab
Time: 12.00 – 19.00 hrs
The images emerging from these tools can be seen as a representation of the real or as virtual; the difference between the two is a matter of perception.
Karina Smigla-Bobinski explores these subtle differences with her optophysical experimental arrangement called ‘SIMULACRA’ and invites visitors to investigate their own view on digital representations and imagination. The installation consists of screens, which at first glance seem empty of any images. With the use of a magnifying glass that contains polarizing foil instead of glass, visitors can make images appear and disappear.
Karina Smigla-Bobinski is an intermedia artist working in Munich and Berlin. She studied art and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poland and Germany, and works with analogue and digital media. She produces and collaborates on projects ranging from kinetic sculptures, interactive installations, art interventions, featuring mixed reality and interactive art objects and also works in video, multimedia theatre performances and online projects.