Erki de Vries and Tim Vets:
2006, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Four rotating rectangular panels are controlled from a program that at the same time controls two projections of 4 forms derived from these same panels' dimensions.
The panels serve as projection surface and are the projected object at the same time.
This creates a self-referential 3 dimensional biotope in which the boundaries between actual physical movements and the virtual start to fall apart.
The visitor is encouraged to walk around inside this environment and observe the various aspects that come into play.
The installation as such is considered a platform by the artists on which to engage in examinations of several qualities of light, movement, temporal and spacial displacements.
The ways in which a spectator interprets a representation of a rotated 3 dimensional object on a 2 dimensional plane are semi-systematically being explored, re-interpreted and deliberately tampered with.
In this manner a taxonomy of what constitutes a 'reflection' as opposed to 'mirroring', conceptual versus empirical position, etc is proposed.
Differences and similarities between 'saturation of light', 'refraction' but also unintentional phenomenon such as the breaking of light from a projector into its constituent colors upon reflection under a certain angle are taken into account.
The process evolves without recurrence of any single situation.
On a shorter time dimension, the platform serves as basis for performances by the artists. The same practice of modifying perceptions and interpretations of visual stimuli is then applied to sonic material too.
The variable architecture acts as an auditive environment in which reflection, displacement, interference and obstruction apply their workings to the sound-waves.