2021

Affective Particles

Superposition is the basis of quantum physics: the observable existence of any particle is the response to one or more external stimuli. The very state in which a particle exists depends on how it is observed. Starting from the research carried out together with Dr. Marian Zamfirescu (Head of the Center for Advanced Laser Technologies, within the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics – INFLPR) and drd. Vlad Toma (research assistant at INFLPR), this project is inspired by scientific concepts: superposition, entanglement and spin, the uncertainty principle and the anthropic principle or Hilbert spaces.

Affective particles is a cognitive and sensory experiment, which encourages the discovery of quantum effects transposed into the macro world through a performative installation combining contemporary art and science, that gathers modular silver-based holograms, experimental film, performance and music, into one collective work.

Affective Particles is powered by Qolony Association – The Art and Science Colony, a cultural organization from Bucharest (RO), which functions as a generator of links between art, science and technology, through events and projects such as artistic residencies, exhibitions, conferences, artist / scientist talks , research and artistic production. more info: www.qolony.eu.

The National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR) and the Center for Advanced Laser Technologies (CETAL) carry out fundamental and applied research activities in the field of lasers, light interaction with matter, plasma and electron accelerators.
more info: https://cetal.inflpr.ro/


Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

Modular silver-based hologram installation / video / contemporary dance / music / art & science

Dimensions: variable

Materials: prisms, optical glass, object, silver gelatin holographic plates, digital video, green and violet laser


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Collaborators:

Sabina Suru - concept / holograms / artistic direction / multimedia installation

Dr. Marian Zamfirescu & drd. Vlad Toma - Scientific direction

Irina Marinescu - choreography / interpretation

Alexandros Raptis - music

Andrei Tudose - artistic co-direction / production


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Exposure:

2021 - [upcoming] multimedia installation, VAGon, Malmaison Studios, Bucharest [RO]

2021 - [upcoming] multimedia installation, Technoarte / Art Encounters satelite, Timisoara [RO]

2021 - performative and multimedia installation, SIMULTAN Festival, MultipleXity, Timisoara [RO]

2021 - work-in-progress performative installation, The National Center for Dance Bucharest [RO]

Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
26.08_Particule Afective @CNDB_foto Alina Usurelu (5)
Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
Affective Particles WIP @CNDB
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival
Affective Particles @SIMULTAN Festival

Walkthrough WIP performative installation at CNDB

Fragment of the performance at SIMULTAN Festival 2021, MultipleXity, Timisoara, RO