Sometimes also black

2020-03-20T20:25:45+00:00

Sometimes also black

Austria, site-specific installation

exhibition: Schlossbergstollen, Graz, Austria, 2019

Assistant: Radmila Stankovic
Technical support: Marc Hahn

Monochromatic light makes us think more while reducing our colour experience to one frequency. Nevertheless, this single light wave (589nm) stimulates the grey matter which contains most of the brain’s neuronal cell bodies and includes regions of the brain involved in sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control.

Works & Projects

Halo

2020-02-10T13:22:15+00:00

Halo

Austria, kinetic installation

exhibition: Schlossbergstollen, Graz, Austria, 2019

Technical support: Marc Hahn | Radmila Stankovic

Halo is an optical phenomenon that occurs when light is reflected or refracted by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. Inspired by natural occurrence and produced by analogue mechanisms (pressed
glass, foils, mirrors), the installation becomes an exploration of light as a medium unto itself, as a matter to be shaped. The kinetic forms of composition never rest on a unique image, nevertheless, they
produce three-dimensional abstractions of light in space.

Illusion

2020-02-10T13:23:18+00:00

Illusion

Austria, site-specific installation

exhibition: Schlossbergstollen, Graz, Austria, 2019

Assistant: Radmila Stankovic
Technical support: Marc Hahn

Until it hits the surface of matter, light and colour are just an ILLUSION. Colours are in a continuous state of flux and can only be understood in relation to the other colours that surround them. Human perception of colour is subjective and varies according to individual possibilities. Thus, to see is not only related with eyes but above all, it is a neural process and even more it is a mental process. Within this analogy, to see depends not only on our hardware, eye-brain process, but essentially on our software, our culture and our experiences.

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Fluchtpunkt in Bewegung

2020-02-10T13:26:59+00:00

Fluchtpunkt in Bewegung

Austria, mix media installation

exhibition: Schlossbergstollen, Graz, Austria, 2018

Assistant: Radmila Stankovic
Technical support: Jan Nonsolo

Die Rauminstallation Fluchtpunkt in Bewegung fand ihre Bezüge in der Kinetischen Kunst und in der Lichtkunst. Die Ausstellung umfasste sechs kinetische Installationen, die durch das Spiel von Licht und Bewegung eine Geschichte über den Menschen und seinen Platz im Kosmos erzählten.

In der multimedialen Rauminstallation im Grazer Schlossbergstollen wurden digitale und analoge Medien, dreidimensionale Objekte unterschiedlicher technischer Erscheinungsform und Klanginstallationen zusammengeführt – in einem historisch aufgeladenen Raum, der im Jahr 1943 zum Schutz vor dem Bombenhagel über Graz für 50.000 Menschen errichtet worden war. In unmittelbarer Nähe zur Attraktion „Märchengrottenbahn” angesiedelt, eröffnete die Installation den Besucher*innen eine Welt, die nur auf den ersten Blick gleichfalls märchenhaft erschien. Als interaktives künstlerisches Spiel an einem historisch aufgeladenen Ort trat sie mit den Passant*innen, die zu Betrachter*innen wurden, auf ganz andere Weise in Kontakt.

Innerhalb der sechswöchigen Ausstellungsdauer haben 17.000 Besucher*innen die Installation Fluchtpunkt in Bewegung wahrgenommen und rezipiert.

Works & Projects

Four states of matter

2020-02-10T13:32:06+00:00


Pictures of the installation settings

The motions of bodies. Four states of matter

with Anders Vestergaard & Kåre Elers

 

Alle Materie lebt. Im gesamten Universum gibt es nicht das kleinste Partikel, das stillsteht. Die Sterne, Planeten, Ebbe und Flut, unsere Herzen und Gedanken, unsere Träume, alles ist in Bewegung, vibriert und geht unaufhaltsam weiter. Die Arbeit zeigt eine Choreographie als Verbindung verschiedener Körper in Zeit und Raum und macht alle möglichen dynamischen Konstellationen sichtbar.

Nach Projektbeginn im Juli 2015 starteten die intensiven visuellen Recherchen, Vorarbeiten, Treffen mit Spezialisten, Experimente und die daraus folgende Produktion der drei Videoarbeiten. Es wurde in Graz, Passail und Oberwölz gedreht. Bis November 2015 fanden die Postproduktion, der Schnitt und die Farbkorrektur statt. Parallel dazu fanden in intensiver, prozessorientierter Abstimmung mit dem Strange Party Orchestra (DK) die Komposition und Einspielung der Soundscapes statt. Im Dezember 2015 wurde der Testaufbau der vier Objekte und Installationen im ESC Medien Kunst Labor durchgeführt. Das Strange Party Orchestra baute vor Ort das akustische System auf. Am 18.2.2015 konnte die sehr gut besuchte Eröffnung der audiovisuellen Installation im ESC Medien Kunst Labor mit einer live Performance vom Strange Party Orchestra stattfinden. Am 25.2. war öffentlicher artist talk mit Ada Kobusiewicz und Reni Hofmüller statt und die Ausstellung wurde mit einer Finissage am 11.3. beendet. Die ausgezeichnete Kooperation mit dem Strange Party Orchestra führt sich in einer folgenden Ausstellung von The motions of bodies. Four states of matter in Kopenhagen (DK) fort. Leider konnten aufgrund der nicht im vollen Umfang gewährten Förderzusagen und trotz hoher Eigenleistung nicht alle ursprünglich geplanten Projektziele erreicht und umgesetzt werden. Dennoch soll das Werk weiter entwickelt werden und weitere Realisierungen finden.
Eine Kooperation von Ada Kobusiewicz & esc medien kunst labor

Works & Projects

Habibi

2018-08-28T21:04:51+00:00

Habibi

Austria, 2017

audiovisual installation
soundscape by: Anders Vestergaard & Kåre Elers (Strange Party Orchestra DK)
light painting installation Manfred Url & Ada Kobusiewicz

Reading by Igor F. Petković of fragments Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Music performance by Werner Mandlberger

Habibi is a story about 1001 roses which we have no need of them. But them, have a need of us. If we tame them, we shall need each other. For, they will be unique in all the world. And for them, we shall be unique in all the world. And then we will see (…) that this is a matter of so much importance!” (…)
There is a rose . . . I think that she has tamed me

Exhibition finissage: 30th of March at 7pm in St. Andrä Kirche, Graz, Austria

Ada Kobusiewicz (PL/AT) Koncept/Video/Installation // Michaela Muckenhuber (AT) Darstellerin/Performance // Manfred Url (AT) Light Painting // Marck Hahn (AT/DE) Installtion suport // Werner Mandlberger (AT) Music Performance // Strange Party Orchestra (DK) Soundscape // Sujet: Ada Kobusiewicz & Igor F. Petković (AT) graf.itsch.org // Foto documentation: Elmar Gubisch // Video Screening Partner: ESC Medien Kunst Labor // ÖBB Grazer Hauptbahhof, Ankünder Info Screens Graz // Gefördet von: Kulturamt Stadt Graz, St. Andrä Kirche, ÖBB; Special Thanks to Henry Jesionka

copyrights by: Ada Kobusiewicz

Works & Projects

Tara

2018-04-25T14:18:28+00:00

Tara

audiovisual installation

Austria/Poland/Denmark, 2015, five-channel video
colour, stereo, no dialogue, aspect ratio 16×9

soundscape by: Anders Vestergaard & Kåre Elers (Strange Party Orchestra DK)

Tara develops in the world of a newborn baby, putting emphasis on her body movements provoked by different emotions, absolutely real and transparent.

Tara ́s body movements have amazed me since the early days of her life, they are something new, something I was not aware of before, which I find extremely fascinating. They provoked me to reflect on the adult world, my world, so different from the world of Tara, especially on the emotional level. Tara ́s mind and body interact.Her emotions directly affect her body. Her physical, tangible sphere, extended in space, interacts with the intangible, private world, ordered in time but not in space.

The installation shows a newborn baby from different points of view. Not as a cute miniature of a human but as a growing personality. Intentionally I try to hide the face of Tara so that we can focus on her movements to reevaluate the human body and its natural behaviour.

The work starts with the somnolent body, it continues as she slowly awakens and finishes when she is completely alert (regained conscience).
The style of this work is absolutely experimental and it is a work in progress, as I would like to continue to reveal her upcoming movements till she stands up.

Exhibition: Botanic Garden, Graz, Austria

credit intallation photo: Igor Obrovski

copyrights by: Ada Kobusiewicz

Works & Projects

Blackout

2018-06-13T19:51:38+00:00

Blackout

Installation, wood and cane

exhibition: Cassano d´Adda, Italy, 2013

In 2007, wordwide fund for nature started a global action “Earth hour”, which encouraged people from all over the world to turn off the light for one hour to save our planet and to take action on climate change. This action was announced by the media from all over the world. For the first time, the action took place on March 31st 2007 in Sydney, Australia at 7:30 pm, with 2.2 million participants. In 2012, the action was taken up by people from 152 countries. Blackout is a synonym for turning off the light , and is an art project in which we replace the means of communication with natural resources, to remind people to save energy. Changes occurring on the Earth and the Sun can affect the intensity of the sunlight that reaches Earth’s surface. “Blackout” is a project that determines new ways of communication,where natural light requests help for the Earth. It is about the use of natural energy as an element of artistic intervention, in order to increase global awareness of the energy problem.

“Blackout” was an art action for the environment at Ecoismi 2013, an event organized and promoted by the City of Cassano d’Adda, which brings the roots of a territory into a dialogue with the languages of art and creativity.

Works & Projects

Untitled

2018-06-13T19:50:45+00:00

Untitled

Light Installation

Banja Luka, BiH, 2014

BLART Guerilla art camp: Franz Ferdinand Principle – Synthesis of two enemies

Works & Projects

Diogenes Light

2018-06-13T19:50:28+00:00

Diogenes Light

Installation, gips sculpture

Banja Luka, BIH, 2014

BLART Guerilla art camp: Franz Ferdinand Principle – Synthesis of two enemies

Works & Projects

Forbidden union

2018-06-13T19:51:19+00:00

Forbidden union

Light Installation, Pula, Croatia, 2012

In our world of new rules and laws, of new union, deals and power, we have lost control over the moral code of human race. Every day, someone offers us new solutions and tools that restrict us, others, for the sake of his own profit.
While my light bulbs enlighten the Murwillmeer floor, in the EU market they are switched off forever.

Works & Projects

RGB

2018-06-13T19:51:58+00:00

GB

Light Installation

exhibition: Razlike,Fabrika, Novi Sad, Serbia 2013

The RGB color model is an additive primary color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. Red can activate our libido, or make us aggressive or compulsive. Because we tend to see it first, red gives us the illusion of advancing toward us. Blue can be a tranquil pond or a soft blanket of sadness. It is quiet and aloof. In a blue environment, people become passive and introspective. It’s a color to think, but not to act. Green is really a dichotomous color. It can signal health and vitality or danger and decay.Perhaps its duplicity comes from our earliest times on this planet, when green signaled both food and danger.
The RGB installation invites the audience to walk between transparent pieces of colorful plastic, and contemplate different sensations offered by different colors of the light.

Works & Projects

Shower Cube

2018-06-13T19:51:01+00:00

Shower Cube

Audiovisual Installation, Graz, Austria, 2012

with Igor F. Petković

Reacting to the site of a shower room in a former working space, light and sound interventions transform the room into an environmental journey to the liquid reflections of a shining reality (ifp), into a contrasted bath of honesty, irony and reality. The shower’s alienation can happen in order to distance oneself from the conventional thinking patterns of everyday realities. A participant in any form of the system can only be left to wash his hands in an innocence shower cube – a space-light intervention.

exhibition: Steirische Altweiber Sommer, Graz, Austria

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