‘Visible’, video projection, 3 minutes 21 seconds.
My final piece is a video of the characteristics you receive when looking into the projector with the fog machine on. Thus, showing the visible light and the density of it in the air. As well as looking at the dust particles which are all around us in the air, something we are unable to see unless we manipulate the air and light.
The movement of the projection dances with the fog creating another indeterminacy that stimulates the brain.
I created the video to be relatively abstract to keep with the theme of indeterminacy.
As part of the Field module we are required to create a professional website. Here is the link to mine http://www.aleksandrakraj.com
I have ordered a batch of business cards which I created on Illustrator to make each card a sequence for a gradient.
Making each card different for whoever decides to pick it up, as well as making them look beautiful.
I build a small business card holder which is slanted to expose the gradient.
For the past two weeks I have been trying out ways to set up my degree show space.
I had decided on whether to project onto white surface or white. I ended up deciding to paint a white square where the video would be perfectly projected. With the use of masking tape I was able to achieve perfectly clean lines.
I also built a shelf to place it in the dark space.
When setting up the projector I learned that my projector had to be upside down as the way the projectors light is being projected is horizontal and at a upward degrees, therefore projecting down wouldn’t be achievable unless I turned it upside down.
Using fog and projector.
I bought a fog machine and I was ready to play around with different projections and fog. The light was very intense and the effect of fog machine was unbelievable. The dimension between the light from the projector and the space around it was different and mesmerising.
I was so glad that I have achieved something I have been playing around with, with different materials. Unfortunately for the Degree Show the use of fog machine was banned, therefore I had to re-think my ideas.
I decided to video this experiment and to my surprise the videos depicted something that cannot be particularly seen with naked eye. I could the light travelling from A to B which exists but cannot be seen unless you alter the space.
The projector’s light is far too intense for a naked eye to be viewed, therefore the experience wouldn’t be the same if I created an installation purely concentrating on watching the light travelling through fog from the bulb. I could feel uncomfortable after a while of watching it myself.
Not only did I catch the visible light I also caught particles of tiny dust that are illuminated by the light creating a beautiful yet uncertain image.
As the time went on I wanted to go back to smaller boxes and work in a smaller scale. Using LEDs and acrylic rods I wanted to achieve a similar effect as using a light and fog combined together.
I wanted to create a replica of visible light as the LEDs would travel down in a line without much dispersion.
In my work I am interested in experimenting with light and space.
I aim to create a visual indeterminacy through the use of light, wires and creating a pre-reflective experience that only exists in the given time. I hope to create environments that stimulate senses through the altering of perception. My current work is examining movement of light, shadows and wires according to an empty space. Thus testing how these can change the space and hopefully viewer’s perception.
Through my work I have shown my interest for kinetic art and the use of technologies like Arduinos and motors. Creating static objects such as wires into flexible pieces.
The influence for my work is lined with artist like Gianni Colombo, whose work aims to reflect on space and body and the work of James Turrell and Minimalist artists.
I hope to create an environment that is minimal but yet full of senses, mainly with the use of light and static objects that will change through time due to motion.