installation, video
2010, 2017-18
Light installation / catastrophic optics apparatus -

full title:
AN OTHER (kind-of) DARKNESS - and the shadow of transparent objects

Concept, Installation, Realization  Adam Orlinski, Gregor Holzinger
Electronic Setup, Programming  Michael Kurz

A catastrophic optics apparatus, or light caustification device - inspired by the Gravitational Lensing Effect (i. e. the bending of light by matter, a black hole for instance, making it possible in reverse to look around an object, … into otherwise invisible dimensions/realities probably).

The project is exploring the aesthetics/sensational qualities of caustics (’catastrophe optics‘) by abstracting them from their usual occurrence and appearance, and investigating the modalities of light as a carrier of (spatial) information (’indexicalisations’), ... of inherent informations on objects it has been refracted by/or spaces it travelled through prior to reaching the eye of the viewer; revealing inscriptions in the field of light, indicating how space (space-time) is bending/warping around an object.

[Video based on the kinetic light installation 'SUPERBLACK - part 0’ - 3:59 min | 2018]
Score & Making-of Soundtrack: 'Still' out of the album 'Leucocyte'
by E.S.T. Esbjörn Svensson Trio

Gregor Holzinger
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