Landscape of Internal Tensions (Translations)


Translation I, 00:03:39, 1920x1080, loop video

Translation II, 30x40cm x 3, digital print

Translation III, 20x20x1,5cm, 3D printed object

Translation IV, 00:04:02, looped VR 360*




Since the creation of the concept of virtual reality, the question has arisen whether there will be a possibility to imitate consciousness digitally. In Landscape of Internal Tensions artist ask herself how to transfer emotions, memory (including body memory) to the digital world. How to translate ephemeral subconscious behaviours in order to render their essence? Can such actions help to understand the others in a more subconscious way?


How to translate the untranslatable?


The first approach to the subject centers around the the translation of subconscious hand movements associated with a strong emotional state. It is an attempt to create a space in which the boundaries between what is virtual and physical are blurred. The work internalizes, mediates and experiments on various dimensions, presenting the stages of the artistic process.



Translation I: Video, as a first medium of translation, shows how internal tensions get transferred via oppressive gestures of the hands. Each movement, made automatically, leaves a trace on the clay while creating new spatial forms. Thus, the internal emotion and tension become a material object.




Translation II:  The combination of previously created forms has been digitally recorded in the form of photographs.



Translation III: By placing a two-dimensional image into a 3D software as a displacement map, artist converts a plane into a convex landscape for further use in VR.


To materialize another step virtual object is converted into STL file and printed on PLA material. Technological limitations of the printer and materials transform it again.



Translation IV: The last part is transferred into virtual space and recorded as an 360 VR experience of a journey through the mountainous resisting land.


*Sound: Tommy Takoyaki