ERNESTO KLAR

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Luzes relacionais

ERNESTO KLAR

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Work: “Luzes Relacionais” is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the generous grants from the Greenwall Foundation and the The Experimental Television Center’s Finishing Funds program. The latter is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts. Special thanks to: Katharina Rosenberger, Flavio Gaete, Giampaolo Klar, Elizabeth Klar, Mark Stafford, Anton Marini, Tom Swirly, Bettina Johae Production Assistance: Josef Bull, Ryan Hale, Colin MacFayden, Sang Jun Yoo, Sinan Imre Video: Ernesto Klar, Abelardo Molina, Joon Y. Moon, Mario Ladera Programming Assistance: Joon Y. Moon

Relational Lights is an interactive installation that explores the ways in which the individual and expressive human subject occupies a shifting and variable space in relation to others. The installation uses light, sound, haze, and a custom-software system to create a morphing, three-dimensional light-space in which spectators actively participate, manipulating it with their presence and movements. The work functions as a living organism with or without the presence and interactions of spectators. When viewers step outside the projected light-space, the system begins its own dialogue with space by means of extruding and morphing sequences of geometric light forms. And when viewers penetrate and interact with the projected light-space, a collective and participatory expression of space unfolds. Relational Lights amplifies the three-dimensional fabric of space by making it visible, audible, and tangible to participants. The resulting aesthetic experience encourages an unending relational process of shaping space among participants. Ernesto Klar created Relational Lights as a tribute to the work and aesthetic inquiry of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark (1920-1988.) Relational Lights emphasizes the spectator’s relationship with what Lygia Clark called the “expressional-organic” character of space, and expands on her conception of the “organic line.” The latter is the root of Lygia Clark’s progressive interest in and inclusion of the viewing subject within the work of art. Relational Lights takes examples of the “organic line” in Lygia’s oeuvre, such as her Modulated Space maquettes from 1958, and literally extrudes them as interactive planes into three-dimensional space. Spectators are able to modulate and penetrate the “organic line” itself while maneuvering within the space. Relational Lights brings about an awareness of the spectator’s bodily occupations of space in relation to others.
Photographer: Mario Ladera
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Abstract:
“Luzes Relacionais” (Relational Lights) is an interactive audio-visual installation that explores our relationship with the expressional-organic character of space. The installation uses light, sound, haze, and a custom-software system to create a morphing, three-dimensional light-space in which spectators actively participate, manipulating it with their presence and movements. “Luzes Relacionais” is a hommáge to the work and aesthetic inquiry of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark. The work functions as a living organism with or without the presence and interactions of spectators. When viewers step outside the projected light-space, the system begins its own dialogue with space by means of extruding and morphing sequences of geometric light forms. And when viewers penetrate and interact with the projected light-space, a collective and participatory expression of space unfolds. “Luzes Relacionais” amplifies the three-dimensional fabric of space by making it visible, audible, and tangible to participants. The resulting aesthetic experience encourages an unending relational process of shaping space among participants. © Ernesto Klar 2009-2010 “Luzes Relacionais” is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the generous grants from the Greenwall Foundation and the The Experimental Television Center’s Finishing Funds program. The latter is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts. Programming Assistance: Joon Y. Moon Production Assistance: Josef Bull, Ryan Hale Photography: Mario Ladera Thanks to: Katharina Rosenberger, Flavio Gaete, Giampaolo Klar, Elizabeth Klar, Mark Stafford, Anton Marini, Tom Swirly, Bettina Johae

Biography:
Ernesto Klar (U.S./Venezuela) is a new media artist based in New York City. His artistic work explores the poetic potential of revealing and transforming the threshold between the perceptible and the imperceptible. Klar’s works have been exhibited at festivals, galleries, and fairs such as Eyebeam, Pulse Art Fair, Issue Project Room, and Chelsea Art Museum in New York City, the ICA in Boston, the CCCB in Barcelona (Spain), the FILE Festival in Sao Paulo, the Oi Futuro Museum in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst in Eindhoven (Netherlands), and The Share Festival in Turin (Italy), among others. His awards include the first prize of the File Prix Lux in the Interactive Arts category (2010), the Artist Fellowship in Computer Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2007), an Individual Artist Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (2009), as well as grants and fellowships from the Greenwall Foundation (2009), and the Experimental Television Center (2010), among others. Klar holds an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, and a BMD from Berklee College of Music. Since 2005, he has been a faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design and The New School for Film and Media Studies in New York City.
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“Luzes Relacionais” (Relational Lights) é uma instalação interativa audiovisual que explora a relação das pessoas com o caráter orgânico-expressivo do “espaço”. A instalação usa luz, som, neblina e um sistema de software customizado para criar um espaço-luz tridimensional de morphing (metamorfose), em que os espectadores participam ativamente, manipulando-o com sua presença e seus movimentos. “Luzes Relacionais” é uma homenagem à obra e à pesquisa estética da artista brasileira Lygia Clark. A obra funciona como um organismo vivo, com ou sem a presença e a interação dos espectadores. Quando os espectadores saem da área de rastreamento ativo, o sistema começa seu próprio diálogo com o espaço através de extrusão e transformação de sequências de formas geométricas luminosas. Quando os espectadores penetram e interagem com o espaço-luz projetado, uma expressão coletiva e participativa do espaço se desdobra. “Luzes Relacionais” amplia o tecido tridimensional do espaço, tornando-o visível, audível e tangível aos participantes. A experiência estética resultante incentiva entre os participantes um processo relacional infinito de moldar o espaço. © Ernesto Klar 2009-2010 “Luzes Relacionais” é um projeto patrocinado pela Fundação para as Artes de Nova York. Este projeto foi parcialmente viabilizado por verbas do Conselho de Artes do Estado de Nova York. Um apoio adicional foi fornecido pelas generosas doações da Fundação Greenwall e do programa de Verbas de Conclusão de Centro Experimental de Televisão. Este último é patrocinado pelo Programa de Cinema e Mídia Eletrônica do Conselho de Artes do Estado de Nova York. Assistente de programação: Joon Y. Moon Assistente de produção: Josef Bull, Ryan Hale Fotografia: Mario Ladera Agradecimentos: Katharina Rosenberger, Flavio Gaete, Giampaolo Klar, Elizabeth Klar, Mark Stafford, Anton Marini, Tom Swirly, Bettina Johae
Biography:
Ernesto Klar (US/Venezuela) é um artista de novas mídias que vive em Nova York. Sua obra artística explora o potencial poético de revelar e transformar a fronteira entre o perceptível e o imperceptível. As obras de Klar foram expostas em festivais, galerias e feiras como Eyebeam, Pulse Art Fair, Issue Project Room e Chelsea Art Museum em Nova York, ICA em Boston, CCCB em Barcelona (Espanha), FILE Festival em São Paulo, Museu Oi Futuro no Rio de Janeiro, Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst em Eindhoven (Holanda) e The Share Festival em Turim (Itália), entre outros. Seus prêmios incluem o primeiro prêmio do File Prix Lux na categoria Arte Interativa (2010), Artist Fellowship in Computer Arts da New York Foundation for the Arts (2007), Individual Artist Grant do New York State Council on the Arts (2009), assim como bolsas e verbas da Greenwall Foundation (2009) e Experimental Television Center (2010), entre outros. Klar tem mestrado em belas-artes pela Parsons The New School for Design e um BMD do Berklee College of Music. Desde 2005 é professor na Parsons The New School for Design e The New School for Film and Media Studies na cidade de Nova York.