Generatrix

Federico Díaz, Generatrix Federico Díaz, Generatrix Federico Díaz, Generatrix
Name

Generatrix

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Year

1999-2002

Technique

PC, C++ software, metablobs, optical sensor, data projector, 120 W speakers, subwoofer, projection room: a cylinder drum with a 6m diameter projection onto an exterior building façade, flexible dimensions

Exhibited

Milano Europa 2000, PAC and Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2001; Možná sdělení / Possible Communications, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Pražák Palace, Brno, Czech Republic, 2001; Corps et traces dans la création tchèque 1962–2002, Musée des Beaux‐Arts de Nancy, Nancy, France, 2002; Jindřich Chalupecký Award, finalists: Markéta Baňková, Federico Díaz, Lenka Klodová, Markéta Othová, the Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic, 2002; Aus Liebe. Die Generation der 90er Jahre in Prag, Landesmuseum Bonn, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Bonn, Germany, 2003; Ejhle světlo / Behold the Light, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Governor’s Palace, Brno, Czech Republic, 2003; Ejhle světlo/ Behold the Light, Prague Castle Riding School, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004

Description

In Díaz’s work, Generatrix develops the element interconnecting the acoustic and visual perceptions. The generated visual field reacts to the surrounding sound and movement. The projection in the form of a rather simple blob reacts to intentional and unintentional viewer’s interaction. Originally calm pulsating surface of the blob is rippled by the surrounding stimuli which start playing the form into multiple story lines. The original blob object reflects the viewer’s face and the background gradually starts moving and it multiplies. Generatrix serves as a resonance membrane reflecting the surrounding situation. The project forms a basis for works Mnemeg and Voxel.