We have become accustomed to the new paradigm regarding the representation and the nature of our represented bodies. Our physical selves are deconstructed in tiny bits of visual information, intersections of data flowing across innumerable digital networks. Confronted with unknown battles on these digital grounds, the human desire for identification is now, more than ever, at stake. 'Intersections' is a generative and interactive audio-video installation that questions the capacity we have to control our representation in a digital framework by inviting participants to interact with their hands, in an attempt to control sound and their represented image. The audio part of the installation consists of drones which move independently of each other at different speeds, each unfolding slowly on its own, moving in and out of focus. Together, these drones form a sonic landscape that is shifting slowly, constantly, as they interweave to create emergent harmonies and fleeting patterns. In an audiovisual environment too vast and varied to be experienced in its entirety, each experience is unique, yet shared in part by others. In the perception of art as a shared moment of meaning-making, the story of the individual becomes the one of the collective. Lonely stories intersect, creating new narratives.
Intersections is a generative and interactive audio-video installation for 1-2 persons developed in collaboration with Cristina Bodnărescu as part of the online residency CoLaboratory 2.0
Intersections was first exhibited at Amural Festival 2021 (Turnul Artelor, Brasov, Romania).
Thumbnail Photo © Orsolya Balint