Join the opening of the Intangible exhibition by Danish artist and designer Carl Emil Carlsen. The exhibition opening will take place this Thursday, October 5, at 18:00, RIXC Gallery, Lenču iela 2. The exhibition concludes the artist's two-month residency at RIXC, which took place within the European Media Art Residency Platform (EMAP). The installation is a longing and an invitation to return to nature through our sense of touch. The artwork paradoxically uses technologies that have made us move away from the natural environment. The installation is a collaboration with composer Anna Fišere, who has created musical compositions specifically for each immersive experience.
Intangible is an algorithmic nature experience in which you explore a series of virtual phenomena with your hands. Being audible, visible, and touch-sensitive, yet non-haptic, each instance exhibits a perplexing performance for your senses, inviting you to investigate its behavior while it undergoes a metamorphosis.
The work reflects on the human desire to connect with the environment through the sense of touch, echoing our primal bond with the natural world. Engaging with simulated wilderness using the very technologies that have further estranged us from a tactile reality, represents an ironic return to nature.
Each instance is accompanied by a musical composition by Anna Fišere, blending acoustic and electronic sound sources to accentuate an unmistakably artificial, yet organic behavior.
Carl Emil Carlsen is a Danish artist and designer who creates interactive experiences in the hybrid space between physical and virtual reality. Exploring the sensory potential of generative algorithms, and their application in live performance and visual music, he works closely with composers and musicians to investigate new forms of interplay between live sound and animation. His works have been featured at events and venues such as Ars Electronica (Linz), Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen), and Click Festival (Helsingør). The recent collaborative XR theatre production, “SH4DOW”, received the main Danish performance art prize, the Reumert, as well as an Honorary Mention from Ars Electronica in 2023.
Anna Fišere is a Latvian composer working in the areas of chamber music, opera, music for choir and vocal ensembles, instrumental solo pieces, duos, electroacoustic music and sound installations. Fascinated by the most intricate properties of sound, she approaches it as a live organism that embodies a musical form in itself. Her work is often created in close collaboration with musicians, exploring the finest timbral, textural and technical possibilities of each instrument that eventually lead to meticulously designed sonoric architectures. Inspired by the mysteries of nature, she steps with it into a conversation through her music in which she strives to collide disciplined rationality and scientific research with feminine intuition and sensitive plasticity.
The exhibition is on-view at the RIXC Gallery from October 5 to November 17, 2023.
Opening hours: RIXC Gallery, Lenču iela 2, Rīga, Latvia. Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-18:00.
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Supporters: The EMAP Expanded project has been co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
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