KONVOLV: Hamistagan

Immersive interactive site-specific glass installation, 2019.

HAMISTAGAN contemplates sousveillance, attention economy, opacity, economical shift based on intellectual property. In the present world, power structures prevail in virtual scapes where surveillance is executed through the mobile devices of the individual itself. The dialogue between past, present and future sustain whilst representing current forms of oppression in the information age, Whilst algorithms contribute to the co-production, the intuitive user flow with explicit metadata gives us away. Glass as chosen material depicts the mediaarcheological perspective on contemporary media reality under the scrutiny of theories on new materialism and communication under post- and transhuman landscapes. The audiovisual rhythm as the interplay with the rate of postings reflects psychological dimensions as a space to provoke self-awareness. The laser lights suggest war and security technology along with the aural experience inspired by the military use of parametric speakers. Experience ponders forms of freedom vs. privacy in the context of digital human rights. As post-pandemic discourse emerges, empowerment of the prosumer manifestation through realms of selfies at The Eras of Post- 9/11 / COVID- 19 /climate crisis…. - and expressing: "I'm here, I'm ok.“

Videos: https://vimeo.com/404924613 || https://vimeo.com/569299750
Links: https://konvolv.com/hamistagan-at-ars-electronica || https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/project/hamistagan/k

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc:
Light: As dark as possible

Sound: As silent as possible. Other light sounds can leak such as audience noise or far away sound installations.

Dimensions:  Hamistagan can be redeveloped, and evolve as site-specific depending on each location. Together with the curatorial team, we would be happy to redesign the set design and display structures.

Our dream would be to present Hamistagan in a big space, allowing the atmosphere of the holistic experience to grow. The two versions presented first at Suomenlinna, then at Kunst University gallery space (one a dark and underground place, and the other one a “white gallery box” ~15m2) were small, and we believe that more space could give more dimensions for subconscious and physical audience experience.

Surfaces: >= 3 Surfaces where the laser light can be reflected from the glass works. They can also be irregular but as reflective or smooth as possible. This artwork will not work in an absorbent space.

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures:
The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:
To be negotiated with the client.

Does the artwork use sound:
Uses sound mostly from parametric speakers (The sound is not heard unless one is under the projection of the sonic beam). Sound from active speakers is at normal levels and not constant. Not loud.

Minimum height of the space:
4m

Minimum square meters of the space:
20

Building time and people required (estimate):
Minimum building time: 3 days. People required: 3

Artist's presence:
Artist or their representative must be present during building

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Technical details The installation can be produced in two different settings.  Using a class 3B Laser. For this version we count on PhD level consultation from Aalto University Signal Processing Department to comply with the regulations approved by STUK.  Using class 2 lasers + 2 laser projectors.  The rest of technical specifications for both versions are the same unless it is stated. Space: Light: As dark as possible Sound: As silent as possible. Other light sounds can leak such as audience noise or far away sound installations. Dimensions:  Hamistagan can be redeveloped, and evolve as site-specific depending on each location. Together with the curatorial team, we would be happy to redesign the set design and display structures. Our dream would be to present Hamistagan in a big space, allowing the atmosphere of the holistic experience to grow. The two versions presented first at Suomenlinna, then at Kunst University gallery space (one a dark and underground place, and the other one a “white gallery box” ~15m2) were small, and we believe that more space could give more dimensions for subconscious and physical audience experience. Surfaces: >= 3 Surfaces where the laser light can be reflected from the glass works. They can also be irregular but as reflective or smooth as possible. This artwork will not work in an absorbent space. 

 

Structure: Dependent on the space We can combine trusses and pedestals to allow people to move through the installation. Glass: x7 Glass works between 30 & 40cm. Provided by the artists. Technology: Version 1 x1 Computer:             Mac Mini or RaspberryPi (>=3)                Admin rights              Monitor, Keyboard and mouse would be needed just during the installation process Version 2:      x2 Computers:         Quadcore computer with GPU of >=2 GB              Mac Mini or RaspberryPi (>=3)                Admin rights              Monitor, Keyboard and mouse would be needed just during the installation process Internet connection: Ethernet or Wifi >= 10Mbps Audio: x1 USB Audio Interface with 8 Outputs         x4 Parametric Speakers with Amplifiers. Ex: x4 HSS-3000 Emitter + x2 HSS-3000 Amplifier. They can be provided by the artists.         x2 Active speakers ~30W         x1 Active Subwoofer ~40W         x2 Speaker stands         

* Cabling will depend on the space and size but at least: x4 6m XLR cable         x4 3m XLR cable         x5 XLR to RCA plugs Light: Version 1:      x1 Enttec DMXUSB Pro   x1 RGB Laser >= 350mw   x1 Light fixture and mounting bracket 

* Cabling will depend on the space and size but at least:     x1 5 Pin XLR male to 3 Pin XLR female x3 6m XLR cable Version: 2 x5 Class 2 laser pointers x1 Arduino Uno  x2 Motor driver  x2 Laser projector 4500 lumen Software: SuperCollider >= 3.10 Python >= 3.8 Git

CONTACT INFORMATION

BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH
2877700-6
LightArtFi

Producer: Annukka Ketola
Orders: blaf.finland@gmail.com
+358 40 735 3972

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