Painting Apparatus

Painting Apparatus, Kvinesdal, Norway 2011

Interactive video-painting with sound

Evolving within predefined set of rules and presence of the audience. It becomes collectively "painted". Every movement is recorded and mapped on the canvas respectively. Just like watching the painter painting and being able to tell him where to apply colors. This video-painting guides the passage within and around itself.


"We become ‘observers’ through recursively generating representations of our interactions, and by interacting with several representations simultaneously we generate relations with the representations of which we can then interact and repeat this process recursively, thus remaining in a domain of interactions always larger than that of the representations. We become ‘self-conscious’ through self- observation; by making descriptions of ourselves (representations), and by interacting with our descriptions we can describe ourselves describing ourselves, in an endless recursive process." (H. Maturana and F. Varela, Autopoiesis and Cognition, 1980)


Painting Apparatus was presented at Utsikten Kunstsentrum, Kvinesdal, Norway as a panoramic video installation. Single screen version was presented at PGS – Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, Poland   Application is created in Max/jitter. Brush tool used in the installation is Mr. Doobs Harmony drawing script ported to Jitter by Florian Wei 


This work is supported with  PRO Subsidy STROOM Den Haag