[ISEA2019] Artists Statement: Nohlab Studio – Arium

Artists Statement

Haze, light, sound, video, wood, plexiglass.

Arium is an audiovisual holographic installation, formed by the projection of images onto a plexiglas box filled with hazer. Using both hazer and mapping technology, the result is nowhere near a classic mapping, a huge semi- transparent holographic projection creating a 3D effect.
By incarcerating light in a glass container, light waves are manipulated, revealing the various possible forms. This way, the reality we know shatters, and a different kind of reality unveils.
Directly born out of the concept of Lux Aeterna, Arium aims to contain the light and transform it into visuals, altering the reality. Physics of light embody hallucinations in the air.
The divine and immortal light change shape yet not the quality, while the forming visuals expand and have a three-dimensional identity. Light escapes but is refound in the optics of the human eye and neurons in the brain. Where light ceases to exist, another entity in the form of the shadow is born. Penumbra carries Umbra whereas Umbra reforce Penumbra to life and light. Video: ARIUM (Performance version)

  • Nohlab (Istanbul, Turkey) is a studio, focused on producing interdisciplinary experiences around art, design, and technology. It builds a bridge between the digital and the physical reality, examining the relationship of technology with art and design. It produces tools, designs, and stories in which the connection between the human and technology reflects in many different ways. The works of the studio have been in numerous international festivals and events such as OFFF, TedX, Vivid, Signal, Sonar Istanbul, World Government Summit and received awards from ARS Electronica and Japan Media Arts Festival. Nohlab designs in a multidisciplinary process in production. Combining many different disciplines and techniques together, it prioritizes simplicity. At the start of every new project, the aim is to solve new problems, to try new techniques and in the end, to produce new perceptions about them. While doing this, Nohlab constantly investigates, tries and examines the ways to remove the borders between humans, space and time. nohlab.com    instagram.com/nohlab       vimeo.com/nohlab