PLANÊTRE (ESSENCE PLANET)_07/08
YPE 1: BREATHING /CONDUCTING (THE BRAIN?)
Type 1 is the central element of the installation. A breathing balloon is floating on the water surface of an aquarium; it is connected to an air pump with a long hose. From the rhythmic inhaling and exhaling of the air body, the water surface gets raised and lowered, which represents the tides. Type 1 is described as a "conducting planet" and it is the heart of this installation. The presence of this element is reinforced with the loud sound of the inhaling and exhaling of the machine.
TYPE 2: ORCHESTRATED EVENTS / BEING
A pre-produced video is projected on Type 2. Crowds of people, filmed
from far above, move in ornaments. The colourful dance evokes the childlike amazement of a look into a sparkling kaleidoscope. The people group themselves together to form letters, words and questions. With a poetic lightness, their dance transforms this lyrical game into words and phrases poetic questions.
TYPE 3: INVOLVING SECURITY PARTICLE (TEST)
The Planet Type 3 turns into a huge surveillance eye. The visitor discovers a peephole and looks through it with expectation. But there is nothing to see, and at the same time, the peep through the alluring hole is being revealed to the other visitors. They can see the searching eye extensively magnified on the weather balloon.
TYPE 4: SPLIT SEMI-HUMID PHASES DIRECTLY FROM TYPE 1
A camera in the aquarium films the study of breathing and projects this directly to Type 4. By this, Type 4 transforms from an empty to a full moon in the rhythm of the breathing. This experiment proves the theory that the tides - the movement of the water masses in the ocean - is being caused by the breathing of Planêtre.
TYPE 5: (TEST) EVALUATION OF THE GROWTH
Growing grass is writing on a mound in the room. This growth, the process from a mound to a grown word is being projected to the balloon in fast motion
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