Inspired by the writing of William Gibson, ‘the father of cyberpunk’, whose dystopian novels of the 1980s and 1990s (including Neuromancer and All Tomorrow’s Parties) now seem like documents that have both predicted and informed our present day, Czech studio The Macula presents an audiovisual journey through cyberspace. An ominous drone grows as the viewer is sent on a twisting, turning 360° trip through kaleidoscopic virtual space, where just as patterns seem to become identifiable, they shift and warp once more: clouds of particles give way to infinitely complex geometrics, mysterious mechanisms and star-filled spaces.
The Macula (Amar Mulabegovic, Jan Sima & Petr Foltera)
The Macula project explores the relationship between image, sound and the viewer. It challenges established limits and pushes artistic boundaries in search of alternative perspectives. When the standard 2D projection screen was becoming too predictable, artists’ efforts to explore something new led to the discovery of video mapping, a new visual language using open space projection on any surface. The goal is to achieve a perfect symbiosis
Videomapping uses everyday entertainment technology in a new, innovative way. The main objective is to use projections tailored to the selected surface or object to challenge the viewer’s perception of perspective. The projector allows shapes, line and space to bend and be enhanced. A suggestive play of light on a physical object creates a new dimension and changes the perception of a seemingly ordinary object; everything becomes an illusion.