KIMA is a holographic visual and sound performance which reflects on communication via telepresence. The art piece is based on the physical conditions of cymatics - the study of physically visible sound wave patterns. The word Kima means wave in ancient Greek; in this telepresence environment, participants experience the wave form both in its sonic and its physical form as a travelling, ever changing stimulus - as an interface of their actions and interactions.
In project KIMA, the space itself and its exploration are central. A dark space by its very nature offers an immersive environment. How do we respond to this environment - once we sense the presence of the Other? The dichotomy between you and me ceases to exist and gives way to an endless echo reverberating in both spaces. Information on the Other's presence is only ever provided through sound and a synaesthetic dialogue of the sound - in its visual form. KIMA project offers an alternative view on communication, transcending physical boundaries and foraying into the realm of invisible tele-streams running through space.
Analema Group: Eugenia Emets, Oliver Gingrich, Alain Renaud, Jonny Stutters, Ivan Isakov, Patricia Afari, Anna Buonomo, Victoria Couper, Lani Rocillo. http://analemagroup.wordpress.com