Endless Plane: The Art of Projection is a lecture on the dimensions of video space and the art of projection with generative tools. Today, video space is an endless three-dimensional universe, which has completely transformed the initial television frame in the 4 x 3 format or film frame in the 16 x 9 format. By employing a wide range of programming languages for manipulation of video images it has spread out numerous endless plains and folded landscapes that are in a constant process of relocating, composing, and folding. Video in visual arts has forecasted the disintegration of predetermined formats and position of viewing, which has been expanded in e.g. “total” space in the past fifteen years. Using video projection we may change any given surface into a dynamic video screen.
A version of the lecture that was specifically directed to media-art professionals was held at Piksel Festival. The space of video projections has the potential of becoming an endless universe in which three-dimensional exterior may be presented with two-dimensional or even three-dimensional interface. Understanding that the video formats are an ever-changing standard that follows the line of hi-res illusions of the mainstream, than the formats are merely something that determines and obscures our vision with cultural presuppositions. The importance of applying a wide range of programming languages, coding or magnifications when manipulating video images is not merely on the level of exploiting new formats, but also to decompose the cultural determinants of the interfaces. Projection has the potential to spread out into endless plains and folded landscapes that are in a constant process of relocating, composing, and folding. It may function as a medium of disintegration of predetermined formats and positions of viewing. Using video projection we may change any given surface into a dynamic video membrane.
The lecture was first presented at Nova Gorica City Gallery in the context of Encounters with Contemporary Visual Art Lecture Series in collaboration with SCCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana. A short version of the lecture was also presented at CARTOGRAPHIES OF TRANSITIONS: A Transitory Research Symposium on 24 May 2014, at ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus on the invitation of MoTA: Museum of Transitory Art. The lecture is based on curatorial work with Echo 10-9 project by Robertina Šebjanič and Ales Hieng – Zergon who explore the behavior of nano materials on the micro level. Endless Plane. The Dimensions of Space and the Art of Projection, lecture, Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway, 14 November 2014.