TRANSACTION 3 From Flatland to Spaceland – Picturing Time, Arktikum Museum and Arctic Science Centre, Galleria Valo. Rovaniemi, FI. Opening: 11.10. 2013, 5:00 pm

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Press Release

TRANSACTION 3 From Flatland to Spaceland - Picturing Time

BETTINA SCHÜLKE www.bettinaschuelke.at

GALLERIA VALO
Arktikum Museum and Arctic Science Centre, Rovaniemi, FI www.ulapland.fi

Opening: 11.10. 2013, 5:00 pm
Opening speech: Dr. Prof. Tuija Hautala-Hirvioja
Duration of the exhibition: 12.10. – 3. 11. 2013

Transaction 3 From Flatland to Spaceland – Picturing Time is about:

TIME, PAUSE THE TIME, THE MOMENT, INFINITY, FREEZING TIME, SLOW MOTION, STILLNESS AND MOTION, MOVEMENT, TRANSACTION, ISOLATION, POSTIVE-NEGATIVE, COMPOSITION, SOFT AND SHARP, THE POINT OF VIEW, MICROSCOPIC VIEW, THE STATE OF BEING, LIQUID AND FROZEN, WATER AND ICE, BLACK AND WHITE, VARIATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHY, SNAPSHOT, DRAWING, MOVING IMAGE, ANALOG AND DIGITAL, OLD (PHOTOGRAPHY) AND NEW TECHNOLOGICAL MEDIAS (COMPUTER AND VIDEO), BINARY CODE, ZEROS AND ONES, DATA - VISUALIZATION, TEXTILES, PUNCH CARDS, STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES, THREADS THAT BIND, DATA-SPACE, LIGHT, HYBRID-SPACES, PROJECTION, TRANSFORMATION, SPACE AND TIME.

Transaction 3 From Flatland to Spaceland – Picturing Time is the 3rd and last artistic project of my practice based PhD “TRANSACTION - The exchange of Artistic Media in the Content of Space and Time”. For millennia of years our perception of space was dominated by a body-focused spatial experience. Today static definitions of visibility are increasingly replaced through a new flexibility, dynamic and mobility. The physical coexists with the electronic space yet at the same time the sensual feeling of space vanishes in the virtual world. While we are blurring the boundaries of our physical space towards a virtual extension of space, processes connected with spatial-specific orientated focus might drastically change in the near future. Characterized through immateriality and non-locality; we will urgently need to develop new concepts of space.

How will our cognitive understanding of virtual spatial concepts mutate? How will this process influence our understanding of space? How will it effect on the production of art, how on the Old and the New Medias? This multidisciplinary and multisensory artistic production aims to explore how the New Medias have an essential impact on the so-called Old Medias. The different artistic techniques are situated in the field between Fine Art, New Media and with a specific focus on Textile Art. Artistic techniques such as drawings, photography, moving images, site-specific installations and textile works aims to explore the interplay between the different Medias and the sensory perception that emerges through this transformation. The TRANSACTION as interaction is seen between the different artworks, the space and the viewer.

reductio, participation at the group show, opening 7.10.2013, 7:00pm, Vienna Fabrics& Design, Scwarzenbergstrasse 10, 1010 Wien

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LIQUID THOUGHTS, interactive – visual installation,Katugaleria, exhibited at 14 UBI Hotspots throughout the City of Oulu (FI), on display 1. – 31.5. 2013

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Liquid Thoughts reflects on the transformation of processes. Where, what and however they are. How transformation takes place? What happens in the continuum of space …

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE. Galeria Voima, Kemi, FI. opening: 1.2.2013

Slo-exhibition @ Galeria Voima, Kemi (FI)

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is an exhibition dealing with the perception of time. This can be a moment, which becomes frozen in time, or a duration, which apparently seems to last forever.

The concept of time is self-evident, at least from the scientific point of view. We cannot explore it with a microscopic point of view nor can we stop it. Time happens and it is described of a fundamental quality. It is measured by motion and time becomes evident through motion in space. But how is our personal relation and experience with it? How is the perception of time connected to visual input?

New research says that blinking with the eye may play an active role in the brain – it may “reset” our attention mechanism. This enables us to switch our focus from one thing to another, like cleaning our “visual hard-drive”. Which images stay, which disappear? These and related considerations form the theoretical approach to this exhibition.

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE refers to that special moment which can be a glimpse of the eye, which lasts for the fraction of a second, but that very short moment can be stored in the memory of the brain forever. Time seems to stop. On the other hand, metaphorically speaking, IN THE BLINK OF THE EYE can also refer to a long duration of time, which seems to pass by rapidly. Consequently, it can be said that perceiving time is a very personal experience.

The artistic exploration of this content concentrates on the moment, the blink and what is stored in the mind. Freezing the moment, the stillness and isolation of the image. The exhibition design is characterized by the combination of the use of Old and New Media. Big-scale drawings, a “storyboard wall” comprising photography and text, and a video-installation dealing with the idea of extending a certain moment to infinity are building the main components of this exhibition. The theoretical approach is explored through the use of different media, where each of the used techniques enters the content from another perspective. To investigate this process the element of water and its transformation to ice are the topic of the visual language. The source of the images is taken predominantly from Lapland.

AURA/AURORA

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Aura/Aurora is the most recent phase of the ongoing art & science project presenting an interactive interpretation of the Polar Lights – Aurora Borealis and …

Data is Beautiful Conference-Data from the view of Society, Art; Design and Technology, Presentation: 5.10.2012, Budapest. “FROM DATA TO VISUAL SPACE The impact of Data Visualization on deconstructing and mediating the extension of space”

FROM DATA TO VISUAL SPACE The impact of Data Visualization on deconstructing and mediating the extension of space

Abstract: http://dib.kibu.hu/english.html

studio – panorama shot

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Working currently on the theoretical writing of my practice based Ph.D. TRANSACTION, which explores the EXCHANGE OF ARTISTIC MEDIA IN THE CONTENT OF SPACE AND TIME.

WOMAN-POWER III @ Galerie Kunst & Handel, participation at the group-show.

WOMAN POWER III

ISEA2011 Istanbul

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The 17th international symposium on electronic art, 17-21 September 2011. Talk at the panel of The Institute of Unnecessary Research about INTERACTIVE TECHNOTEXTILES – The …

AURA/AURORA at artMUSE mediaart festival in Bocholt (GER).

AURA/AURORA @ artMUSE mediaart festival

Bettina Schülke and Nina Czegledy in collaboration with Marton Andras Juhasz and Laszlo Kiss. Aura/Aurora is a real-time audio-visual installation combining visuals and sonic. The most recent phase …