Andrej Boleslavský (SK)
Simbio or symbiosis, simulation, biology or interaction. Boleslavsky’s large-format multi-projections very often refer to dynamic relationship between the man and the nature; or, to be precise, the ways we use modern technologies and their impact on the nature. Is it possible that through these technologies we will be able to understand the nature one day? That we will be able to reveal the functioning of biological organisms and to disentangle their intricate symbiotic relationships? Can we create a technology one day which will possibly be smarter, more capable, more resourceful and efficient than the organisms emerged through evolution? This interactive installation, which everybody can become part of, has been inspired by the sixteenth century. The artist has been affected by the well-known still lives depicting various fruits and vegetables by Italian mannerist painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The starting point of the project were scanned natural objects and organisms grouped into new formations using algorithm. Symbiosis is changing in time and space. Something totally new and digital is created from something ancient, bygone and organic.
The music component of the projection was created by Czech musician, producer and multimedia artist Aid Kid. Daniel Sklář provided 3D scanning, while Constantine Nisidis was in charge of artistic and technological support.