Working at the interface of art and science for over a decade, Amsterdam-based Evelina Domnitch (Belarus) and Dmitry Gelfand (Russia) developed “Force Field” together with computational artist Paul Prudence, acoustic physicist Alexander Miltsen, and the Hydrodynamics Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Developed during a two-week residency prior to CTM 2016, the work-in-progress was be on show as an installation during the festival, at venue ACUD Macht Neu.
Force Field uses sonolevitation to acoustically levitate a water droplet that resonates and transforms from a spheroid into different oscillating shapes as the sonic pressure increases. Capturing the 3- dimensionality of sound and the elusive physicality of water, the droplet’s vibrations are rendered into sound and computational images that are presented as a live hemispherical projection and multi-channel sound environment. Exploring normally inaccessible depths of both inner and outer space, Force Field extends the tradition of avant-garde research on phenomenological art through tightly-interwoven artistic and scientific practices.
Credits :“Force Field” at CTM 2016 was co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and the Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds).
Information on the installation at CTM 2016: http://www.ctm-festival.de/archive/festival-editions/ctm-2016-new-geographies/transfer/force-field/
The artist residency took place 15 January – 3 February 2016.
It opened with an artist talk / demonstration as part of the CTM/transmediale 2016 vorspiel opening event at ACUD Macht Neu on 15 January 2016.