Lloyd Dunn & Michal Kindernay: Multiversum
Installation improvising with video projection, sound, space and time.
Video recordings of the wall joinings (corners and edges) of an arbitrarily chosen space are projected back onto the selfsame wall joinings. Because the recordings have been made, unavoidably, at a time before which they will be projected, the effect is to create two (or more) separate streams of time occupying the same space. Because of this, a contemplation of space and time is the unavoidable outcome of the work. To this configuration of technologies and sensibilities, we have added a number of simple video manipulations to emphasize the passing of time by means of the conventional referent of rhythm. Beyond that, the work is made to serve explicitly as a clock, an instrument that measures time, by accompanying it with a soundtrack that explicitly references international standards of timekeeping and geophysical science.
Lloyd Dunn is an American multimedia artist and publisher. He was the editor and publisher of PhotoStatic, a zine devoted to art created for the Xerox machine. In 1987, he and John Heck and Ralph Johnson co-founded the Tape-beatles, a multimedia group that began by manipulating sound with analogue tape recorders and later expanded to employ collage techniques to digital technology and film media. Currently, Dunn is responsible for the filecast project nula.cc, which he began in 2009. Each filecast is an assemblage of sounds, images, or words, available for free download and further manipulation. Dunn currently lives in Prague.
Michal Kindernay is an intermedia artist working with the interactive connections between sound, image, and other inputs, in computer applications and in other environments. His works include video performances, installations, sound, and interactive projects, often with ecological aspects. He is one of the founders of the nonprofit organization yo-yo and a member of Kravin "KRA" collective and Školská 28 Gallery in Prague.