SEARCHLIGHT -VR edition

“SEARCHLIGHT | Keresőfény” VR 360 HOME video edition

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SEARCHLIGHT is a site specific light installation –
this is a VR 360 mono shortened version of the original 8 minutes long video-loop.
Installation: KOVÁCS Ivó
Creative Management: Let it Be! art agency
Organizers: Déri Museum, dr. István PUSKÁS
Co-organizers: Csokonai Theater, Cívis House
Sponsor: National Cultural Fund
Special thanks: Tamás Herzceg, Glowing Bulbs
March 5th – 28th, 2021 at the Lighthouse x Gallery, 67. Piac Street, Debrecen, Hungary

SEARCHLIGHT VR 360 video edition

Due to “COVID times”, we are releasing an abbreviated video version of the three-projector light installation in a VR360 video format. The exhibition version is also COVID-proof, as the public cannot enter the Lighthouse x gallery. The exhibition reflects this situation. The three walls of the gallery are projected around by the projectors as panoramas so that the perspective of the 3D animation can be understood from the street front window. The perspective view automatically selects the viewer’s position. Since the Renaissance, Leon Battista Alberti the space of a painting has become and act like a “window” in the European tradition. Originally, the reconciliation of the perspective point of view was used to bring/drag the viewer into the space of the image, but now the window of the image is blocked by the physical glass of the gallery, which is a metaphor for the objective cause – the epidemic situation. Perspective simultaneously eliminates the distance between the viewer and the image, but also arbitrarily selects the viewer’s position and point of interpretation. This separation is physically edited and enforced by the windowpane. Rotating mirrors illuminate the space round and round, much like the way of a spectator’s gaze scans the gallery space as passing along the street. In the projected and endless 8-minute video-loop, we pass through a cold library-like space reminiscent of a repetitive maze. At an inaccessible distance we see the reflection of trees, but there is no connection between the natural and the artificial world. As the rotating spotlight illuminates every new corner of the maze – the light expresses our desire for a scientific cure that will eventually find a solution to the COVID epidemic situation. The infinitely repetitive video cycle reflects the usual human scenario where humanity first conquers nature and then casts its faith in science to ward off the effects of the previously destroyed circumstances of (human) life. Somehow we should stop this endlessly recurring circle of death and sorrow.

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in Hungarian:

A „COVID-idők” miatt kiadjuk a három projektoros fényinstallációnak a rövidített VR360 video változatát. A kiállítási változat szintén COVID-biztos, mivel a közönség nem léphet be a Lighthouse x galériába. A kiállítás ezt a helyzetet tükrözi.
A galéria három falát panorámaként vetítik körbe a projektorok, hogy a 3D-s animáció perspektívája az utcafronti ablakból válik érthetővé. A perspektivikus nézet automatikusan kiválasztja a néző pozícióját. A reneszánsz Leon Battista Alberti óta egy festmény tere “ablak” lett az európai festészeti hagyományban. Eredetileg a perspektívikus nézőpont egyeztetése a néző képtérbe vonását szolgálta, de jelenleg a kép ablakát a galéria fizikai üvege blokkolja, ami az objektív ok – a járványos helyzet – metaforája. A perspektíva egyszerre kiküszöböli a néző és a kép közötti távolságot, de önkényesen kiválasztja a néző helyzetét és értelmezési pontját is. Ezt a szétválasztást fizikailag szerkeszti és kényszeríti ki az ablaküveg. A forgó tükrök körbe-körbe világítják be a teret, ahhoz hasonlatosan, ahogy az utcán elhaladó nézők a galéria térét páztázzák. A vetített és végtelenített 8 perces videóban egy hideg könyvtárszerű téren haladunk át, amely egy ismétlődő labirintusra emlékeztet. Elérhetetlen távolságban fák tükröződését látjuk, de a természeti és a mesterséges világ között nincs kapcsolat. Ahogy a forgó reflektor megvilágítja a labirintus minden újabb sarkát – a fény kifejezik a kívánságunkat a tudományos gyógymód iránti, amely végül majd megoldást talál a Covid-járvány helyzetre. A végtelenül megismétlődő videociklus a szokásos emberi forgatókönyvet tükrözi, amikor az emberiség először meghódítja a természetet, majd a tudományba veti hitét, hogy kivédje az (emberi) élet korábban elpusztított körülményeiből fakadó hatásokat.
Valahogy le kellene állítanunk ezt a végtelenül ismétlődő halálos kört.

Some theories, aka bla-bla-bla

Some theories, aka bla-bla…

Preface/ disclosure

First and foremost, it is said, when you start to do or make something, you should start with your motivation. When your motivation is cleared from your personal scales – your actions will not miss your target after – your action will benefit the others.
This is your sandbox, your only protection – your cleared and examined motivation.
The ‘local railway lines’ becomes uninteresting.
You will soon find yourself in the mainstream of desires, where you will need this protection and the ability to see further than your boundaries marked. You won’t miss and loose the big picture anymore, just keep the focus.

router – ‘avoid the local railway lines’, photo by ivo3d.com

When you start to write a critique (in this case about an art-form) often happens that your driving force is your anger. They say, when you think – for example in a debate – that you are right, it is actually an expression of anger. Obviously, we should avoid the feeling in any form. Actually it is not a pleasant feeling anyway.
According to the traditional Buddhist view, we could distinguish between the relative and absolute state of the truth. As a deeply concerned idealist, I suppose there is an absolute state of truth, which comes from the understanding the nature of the mind, while the relative truth is the understanding how nature works, e.g. understanding the phenomenons in the world. This idea somewhat correlates with the European tradition, which was built upon the ancient Greek tradition (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle), restarted with the renaissance and fully blossomed in the enlightenment movement.
I was built upon these traditions, on the same time I am aware, that we are living in a post-modern, a post-truth world, where facts have become opinions, truth is just the question of the rhetoric and money, propaganda was renamed to marketing, art validated by its market value, businessman have lost their numbers but got instead visions and the public opinion has become the irreplaceable, unquestionable God.
What’s more, we are going to cement these patterns with the machine learning methods for the prolonged and already saved future. The system of the uncertainty was balanced finally.
This landscape is going to be quite frightening.

‘Punny humans feels there is something missing…’

And then, a sudden flash:
Covid-19

At least we have found something in common in us.

It is time to get back our culture, this will save us e.g. through the (healthcare) science first, then the rest, the Republic, Rule of law, our cultural heritage and Art.
Nature also got a breath for a moment, hopefully it won’t be our last too.

Take this time for educating yourself, we will need to get your brain back, a bit rewired:)

to be continued..

LOUIS XIV. IS NOT DEAD!

(Short trailer)
LOUIS XIV. IS NOT DEAD!
theater-utopie
über die hugenottenverfolgung, das galante leben und die fiktive ermordung
des SONNENKÖNIGs aus 4 deutschsprachigen barocken trauerspielen von
Andreas Gryphius & Daniel Caspar von Lohenstein
als 5-tes collagiert
von F.A.C.E. ensemble Kristóf Szabó
Termine (UA):
11 & 12. September | Institut francais, Köln
20 Uhr
www.louisxivisnotdead.wordpress.com

New trailer – last performance this year: 21 Oktober 2015!