Acts of Presence

14 November - 6 December 2013
Acts of Presence
Alexandra Dementieva - Cycloramadrome

Cycloramadrome is an installation in which the spectators can interact with the work in the immersive ambient environment. Exploiting the technology of 360-degree projection developed in the 50s, the set utilizes aspects of the surrounding environment as a vehicle for impacting on the audience both mentally and physically: the movements of the characters are designed to trigger the movement of the audience. The use of modern technology gives a possibility to explore the complexity of common behavioral patterns as well as the public’s “iconophilia”, or constant manic love for images.

Alexandra Dementieva

Alexandra Dementieva’s main interests focus is on social psychology and perception and their application in multimedia interactive installations. Her videowork integrates different elements including behavioral psychology, developing narrative using a 'subjective camera'. 

Her interactive installation projects attempt to widen the mind's potential for perception using different production materials: computers, video projections, soundtracks, slides, photography, etc. By making certain historical, cultural and political allusions, her exhibition locations create the frame within which the idea develops. The projects explore the spectator’s depths of perceptual experience and the interaction of the individual spectator with the exhibition as well as with other visitors. The subject of an installation or its production method becomes less important to her than the mind of the user. Thus the latter becomes the center of the project or the main actor in the performance.

Alexandra Dementieva lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

alexdementieva.org

Credits

Acting: Heike Langsdorf, Alexander Baervoets en Maria Decorte
Soundtrack composer: Guy de Bievre
Construction: Peter Maschke
Programmimg: Yacine Sebti
First version programming: Bart Vandeput
With the support of the Vlaamse Overheid, Nadine vzw, Adem vzw, Netwerk, iMAL, Apass.