How do we define reality? The positions of observation and participation in the common space-time, which we usually refer to as ‘reality’, are infinite, from the cellular to the human or even the planetary level. They manifest, intersect and affect each other, actively and passively constructing realities of various forms.
We usually think of fictional space as being populated by ideas that coalesce into stories whose worlds, we can only access through our imagination. What if we could reach these worlds of the non-space through interaction with physical structures? This project proposes a new way of accessing a speculative-fictional space, by discovering a different dimension of existence that is in (unapparent) symbiosis with the world we inhabit.
The artist as a researcher of unobservable dimensions, using fiction as a method, presents, through this project, the results of scientific research carried out in the parallel world of iavaline beings through an installation of silver-based holography. Holography is not a time-based medium. It provides a view into a space, like a window. The term refers to a dual process – first of all, a way of encoding a three-dimensional, physical space or object, into a flat surface, by recording the interference pattern of the reflected light from the reference object and an optical reconstruction of the image based on a light diffraction event. The holograms function as perceptual bridges to the world populated by the empathic species documented and classified throughout the process of investigation. The viewer becomes himself a researcher of this world through interaction with the installation, observing the interferences produced at the objective-perceptual level by the fictional beings.
By transposition into a parallel world where life evolves without being subordinated to human existential laws, shimmering glimpses into iaval offers an opportunity to question the pre-established ways in which we understand, imagine and act in relation to objective reality. In this way, we can imagine alternative ways of interacting, based on empathy and curiosity, with the forms of life that surround us, whether on the same existential plane as us or not.