Jean-Michel Crettaz – slapHQ.com
F.Myles Sciotto – soCinematic.com
Imum Coeli is a systemic work that explores the interplay of invisible magnetic-, earth-rotation and earth-gravitational force fields and invites a reflection on the technological apparatus required to perceive and experience our world. Imum Coeli (latin: lowest point in the sky) points at the tangent as a conceptual line separating world and heaven, the tangible with the intangible. The installation is conceived as an apparatus connecting the viewer with the transcendence of energy-fields encompassing our existences, and offers an opportunity to reflect on the nature of entropy and the relation of thought to matter.
The exhibit consists of three suspended spheres orbiting above three fields of variably scaled pendulums. The gravitational and magnetic motion vectors of the spheres and pendulums create an intricate dynamic field system seeking entropy through a multitude of interrelated adjustments and constructs an experiential space made of movement, light and sound that provides the viewer with the infinitum of invisible self-adjusting dynamics of an energy field.
The orbit of the large sphere is determined by one-year of solar weather fluctuations scaled to a 24h cycle. The medium sized sphere is calibrated to earth magnetic poles rotation recorded over one year. The smallest sphere is energized by the fluctuations of environmental electro magnetism. These values alter with people presence, people movement and electronic gadgets in the exhibition space. The ever-changing dynamic field conditions are motion mapped, and processed into a sound space and video projection.