[ISEA2019] Artist Statement: Michela Pelusio — SpaceTime Helix

Artist Statement

SpaceTime Helix is an audiovisual performance with an optoacoustic instrument by Michela Pelusio, forming a large helicoid up to the ceiling. The helix surface is bright and transparent, with waves running over it, disappearing into the future, more and more distant in space-time. The translucent standing wave climbs and arcs towards the ceiling as minimal sounds harmonize with its flux. Quantum physics meets audiovisual experimentation in this performance, exploring helical symmetries and infinity, frequencies and geometry, sonic visions and perceptions. The hardware and software of the helix were developed and custom-designed by Michela, allowing for precise control and interaction with light, sound, and touch.  Video: SpaceTime Helix

  • Italian artist Michela Pelusio creates immersive, audiovisual installation and performance. Her research explores human perception, art, science, and technology. She performs and exhibits worldwide at spaces such as BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts Brussels, MAX-PLANCK INSTITUTE OF ASTROPHYSICS, Munich, all MUTEK festivals, CHRONIQUES Biennale des imaginaires numeriques, GMEM Centre National de Création Musicale in Marseille,TODAYSART festival in Den Haag, ELECTRONS LIBRES at Stereolux in Nantes, MIRAIKAN The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, LEXUS HYBRID ART Exhibition in Moscow, among many others. In 2000, Michela Pelusio graduated at the Sculpture department of the Academy of Fine Art of Carrara. In 2006 she received an MA degree from the ArtScience Interfaculty and a Master of Music degree from the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in The Netherlands. In 2006 she became a teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty in Den Haag, teaching courses “Synesthetics” with Frans Evers, and “Genius Loci” with Robert Pravda and Horst Rickels. In 2012 she founded ResidenceSEA – Sensing your Environment through Art in Heraklion a residency for International artists who engage in a dialogue between art and science. She is currently based in Athens, Greece.  michelapelusio.org