Landscape as an eye
drawing: Marta Kawecka/programming: Dorota Błaszczak/sound: Rafał Smoliński/voice: Sara Niedolaz
The installation was a contemporary interpretation of a Miron Białoszewski’s poem „Landscape as an eye”. An interpretation that poses questions about the present day – illustrating the chaos, breakdown, overlapping layers of the real and virtual world, which, detached from the source, begin to live their own lives.
The installation consisted of drawings, sound files and Kinect software. There were drawings on the flor – stains of tangled signs inspired by words invented by Miron Białoszewski. When the viewer stopped on, stepped onto the spot, the fragments of the poem selected by the program could be heard. When he stayed longer on the spot, the drawn word repeated with a change intonation. The installation could be visited chaotically, entering the drawings in a random way, or recreating the entire poem clockwise. Ending – the puch line always played the same way. When there were several people in the room, the fragments of the poem overlapped and looped, so that an orderly reading of the poem became almost impossible, The difference between visiting an installation alone or in a group corresponds to the difference in perception of the world, states that we experience when perceiving stimuli alone or in the company of many, often random people.