Daybreak

Carla Cisno, Daybreak, 2015.

Daybreak

«In summary, if the model does not succeed in transforming reality, reality must succeed in transforming the model...If this is how things stand, the model of models must serve to achieve transparent models, diaphanous, subtle as spider webs, or perhaps even to dissolve models, or indeed to dissolve itself.»

—Italo Calvino

 
 Daybreak, 2014. Mixed media with light, large-sensor camera, live projection, and feedback loop.

Daybreak, 2014. Mixed media with light, large-sensor camera, live projection, and feedback loop.

 

A light source and a large-sensor camera watch the subtle variations of their own live projection. In the same way as the distance between a microphone and a speaker generate audio feedback, the installed apparatus produces an animate atmospheric activity, which the lens of the camera measures in decibels while encoding it as silent "noise".