Lovers Leap, 1995. Interactive Multimedia Installation. Multimediale 4, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1995. 2 Projection Screens (6 x 4 meters), Space ( 30 x 15 meters), 2 computers, 2 laser disks, Audio CD-Compact, 4 channel sound. Wireless/Ultrasonic headphones for the (v)user. Collaboration with Ludger Hovestadt (12-D Design Environment) and Ford, Oxaal, (Minds-Eye-View perspective). Photo Documentation: courtesy of Rogala Studio/Outerpretation, Chicago, Illinois. Interviews provided by Eddie Shanken, John Sturgeon, Jeffrey Shaw.
“Perhaps in response to a world in which humans increasingly interact with machines, some image-makers have adapted the photograph to electronic environments that reciprocate the movements of visitors. In Polish-American artist Miroslaw Rogala's
(b. 1954) Lovers Leap, computers track a viewer throughout the installation…”
Photography: A Cultural History, by Mary Warner Marien, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, Great Britain, 2004
“By explicitly staging the shift from the technical image to the human framing function, the works of these artists (Tamas Waliczky, Miroslaw Rogala, and Jefferey Shaw) literally compel us to "see" with our bodies. In this way, they correlate the radical agenda of "postphotography" with the broader reconfiguration of perception and of the image currently underway in contemporary culture.”
Lovers Leap (thus) suggests a new relation to the photographic image.
The New Media Aesthetic by Mark B. N. Hansen, MIT Press, 2004, In Haptic Space
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