TRANSACTION 3 From Flatland to Spaceland - Picturing Time
BETTINA SCHÜLKE www.bettinaschuelke.at
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.