The 2013 Kinetica feature exhibition and events programme was themed on ‘Illusion and Reality’ and the thin veil that divides what is real and perceived. The exhibition focussed on perceptions of reality, with works by 19 international artists exploring the many dimensions of illusion. The exhibition aimed to challenge ideas on what is real, perceived or imagined, and focuses on transformation, metamorphism, visual paradox, vibration, nature, the subliminal and the subconscious.
The exhibition included a huge interactive light sculpture from Dutch artist Titia Ex, an exoskeleton hybrid of man-animal-machine by Christiann Zwanniken and a giant three dimensional zoetrope by Greg Barsamian.
The boundaries between reality and illusion were explored in a series of live performances using the Musion holographic projection system, featuring an international line-up including the award-winning audiovisual collective Origamibiro ; a fusion of 3d imaging and quantum mechanics in danceroom Spectroscopy ; a hypnotic audiovisual experience from Simulacrum ; and multi-sensory Polish collective INIRE. The Musion Academy presented a further series of captivating performances including Analema Group, AV3, IEOIE and Paul Prudence.
Key figures and eminent pioneers in the fields of new media art and neurosciences were invited to participate in a daily programme of Talks, which also featured presentations by experimental artists exhibiting at the Fair.