HISTORIC PROPERTIES // Dawid Liftinger + Camilo Sandoval [De]: RGBW
Within a fraction of seconds, the three primary colours red, green, blue (RGB) and also white are projected sequentially onto a surface to create to the human eye a single colourful image. The artists want to deconstruct this “artificial” image and show the original components.
A projector is placed in the middle of an empty room pointing towards a spinning 45-degree-tilted mirror. The projection falls onto the surrounding walls as the only source of light in the room. On certain RPMs, which resonate with the projector’s frequency, the image divides from as usually perceived white into several fractured projections. The colours red, green, blue, and white (RGBW) twine on the walls creating a seamless colourful loop. The result, effectively and also technically, alludes to those of an old zoetrope. Visitors are invited to enter the room and spend as much time as desired in order to perceive the different effects generated by the combinations of different light intensities and variations in speed of the rotating mirror.
*1991 Bogota/Columbia, lives in Cologne
Camilo Sandoval is a visual artist with a focus on experimental computing. Based on an animistic perspective, he advocates for a man-machine relationship of coexistence and symbiotism. In his artistic practice he develops mainly interactive installations and audiovisual performances under the pseudonym of Janus. He is also part of the trio of noise and meta-communication Formalhaut.
*1986, in Austria, currently based in Cologne / Germany.
In his work he explores sensory and synaesthetic states through hand built electronics harnessing the essential properties of light and sound across installations and performances. Since 2018 he cooperates with the Neue Musik Ensemble ElectronicID as a light sound artist. He is also a co-founder with Stefan Tiefengraber of the curatorial soundart project radio433.
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