analog interactive installation
large scale streaming
Scienza e Tecnologia
Leonardo da Vinci
Exhibition November 2023 – October 2024
Address Via San Vittore 21, 20123 Milano, Italy
KALEIDOSCOPE is a placebo painting on a very large and completely walkable lightbox. On its surface float in separate layers inks in cyan, magenta and yellow (CMY). But the colors we see are not there, they are completely created by our brain and so definitely “virtual”.
Every kind of pressure – be it with one finger, with the feet or be it with the entire body – displaces and shifts the inks and it produced by overlapping the „real“ colors red, green and blue (RGB), which can be picked up and recorded by human retina. The liquids are serving as filters and transform the white backlight of the box in infinite variations.
Further more, Karina transfers the aesthetic force of the instalation into the public space on a very large scale: A camera faced centrally downwards from above is shooting the people using the playing surface. This means the outcomes of this CMY-RGB framework are picked up and recorded in digital coding systems. The footage is displayed in pure RGB coding on the huge LED facade of the festival building. But before this RGB light could be pick up by our eyes, it passes through auto-typical color synthesis.
This color mixing work in exactly opposite way as the colors mixing on the light box with the inks. Here the „real“ colors red, green and blue (RGB) produce by switching off one of the colors the „virtual“ colors. > more
Kaleioscope is part of Digital Aesthetics, the permanent program of the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan dedicated to digital and interactive art. The program, through a series of temporary or permanent installations, aims to trigger a reflection on the connections between technological innovation and creative artistic processes, on new digital languages and artificial intelligence. The programme includes also artists’ residences and workshops in the learning labs of the Museum where visitors can explore ideas, meet and discuss with artists and creative professionals. > more
The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci was founded in 1953 and is the largest science museum in Italy. It is a private, non-profit foundation controlled by representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, the Region of Milan, the City of Milan and the Chamber of Commerce. It has a collection of 15,000 historical objects displayed in permanent exhibitions on themes (i.g. Leonardo da Vinci, Communication, Materials, Energy, Mobility, Space, Food). In addition, it has 14 “Labs”, that is, experimental learning spaces inviting visitors to engage with science and technology directly through experiments and hands-on activities. The labs are dedicated to STEAM, Tinkering, digital culture, Space, biotechnologies, genetics, energy, chemistry, food, etc.
The Museum’s mission is:
> the safeguarding, conservation and display of cultural heritage;
> the study of Leonardo da Vinci, using a historical collection of 170 historical models of his drawings and the totally renovated 1300m2 exhibition which presents new interpretations of Leonardo’s ideas on the integration of art and science;
> the continuous research in educational methodologies, tools and resources for learning and training in STEM aiming at different audiences, especially younger generation;
> the promotion of dialogue and collaboration among different societal stakeholders – researchers, citizens, institutions, schools and other museums at national and international level – aiming to the development of scientific citizenship and social responsibility.