Imum Coeli is a systemic work that explores the interplay of the earth’s magnetic, rotational and gravitational forces and encourages a reflection on the technological apparatus required to perceive and experience our world. Imum Coeli (latin: lowest point in the sky) points at the tangent as a conceptual line separating the world and heaven, the tangible from the intangible.
Imum Coeli is an apparatus that connects viewers with the transcendence of the energy-fields that encompass our existence, and offers an opportunity to reflect on the nature of entropy and the relation of thought to matter. It constructs an experiential space made of movement, light and sound which provides the viewer with the infinite invisible and self-adjusting dynamics of an energy field.
The installation consists of three suspended spheres orbiting above three fields of variably scaled pendulums. The gravitational and magnetic motion vectors of the spheres and pendulums create an intricate dynamic field system seeking entropy through a multitude of interrelated adjustments.
The orbit of the large sphere is determined by a single year of solar weather fluctuations scaled to a 24-hour cycle. The mid-sized sphere is calibrated to the rotation of the earth’s magnetic poles recorded over one year. The smallest sphere is energized by the fluctuations of environmental electro-magnetism. These values change with the presence and movement of viewers and the electronic gadgets they bring with them into the exhibition space. The ever-changing dynamic field conditions are motion-mapped, and processed into a sound-scape and video projection.
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