Harmonia Mundi - exercises in perspective

video material used in installations in ON Gallery and Inner Spaces Multimedia, Poznan and Kingsgate Gallery , London

Video 17min.02 sec., 2002

The work refers to Pythagorean idea of Harmonia Mundi. It is based on Johannes Kepler’s (XVII/XVIII) elaboration of Music of Spheres  with microsounds revealed in heartbeat. The length of one heartbeat is stretched to the light-distance between the Sun and the Earth (8min.31sec.).

The piece consists of two parts: systole and diastole of the heart. (diastole “is going” backwards)  and in a negative mode)  The rhythmic unit of the piece is heart-beating.

Music is just as important here as the relation between sound and its visual form., an interdependence and mutual disclosure of acoustic and light waves. They are juxtaposed with ultrasonographic image of the inside of a body. Since the whole image is divided and reflecting itself (like in mirror) the sound comes out or disappears in its center.