Copy of playstation
April 6th – June 21st 2017
Lars Arrhenius (se), Mikkel Meyer (dk), Patrick Jarnfeldt og Andrea Brasch (dk), Wayne Siegel (us)
Visit DIAS and explore the new exhibition play· station where playful and humorous artworks investigate how we act when away from home and in the public space. The train station is a junction of our daily lives, and filled with social norms and invisible codes guiding us through the day. Just like a game or a machine, we are programmed to act and interact in a certain way when we are in a public space. But what happens when you hack the rules of the game and challenge the norms using art and the possibilities brought to us by the machine? With artwork that encourages us to show emotions, compose music and even dance and play in public play· station seeks to answer that question. Through play and absorption, the art activates us in new ways, making us more aware of what controls us in the public space – and who knows, maybe it even increases our presence and curiosity in relation to each other and our surroundings.
In connection to the exhibition play·station, DIAS has commisioned site-specific works by af Mikkel Meyer, Patrick Jarnfeldt & Andrea Brasch og Wayne Siegel. All of the works are interactive, and along with the audience they investigate the public space and DIAS' unique platform.
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Wayne Siegel, Troldspejl
Interactive sound and video installation, 2017.
Composer and sound artist Wayne Siegel’s new installation ’Troldspejl’ (’Magic Mirror’) has been created specifically for DIAS' platform in the public space – a place where you are in movement but also in a waiting position. The interactive work reacts directly on the presence of the spectator, and the movements of by-passers generate synthetical sound images. The computer-generated sounds balances between a singing voice and a more discordant sound universe. The work changes the sound environment including the visual image and appearance of the spectator – the mirror presents a distorted, colorful and almost anonymous version of the self. It resembles a technological hall of mirrors that, like in Tivoli, distorts the reflection for the amusement of the spectator who will see an alien version of himself.
The work draws attention to how we are watched in the public space and breaks with the invisible codes that define how we move in public: a playful dimension is added to our linear A and B pattern. However, it is not only the spectator’s body that is changing – even the surroundings are marked by the work’s production of sounds and images. The space of everyday life are filled with visual expressions (commercials, signs, objects and bodies) and sounds (traffic noise, intercom systems and human voices) that we barely notice. The image and sound universe of ‘Troldspejlet’ distinguishes itself radically from the well-known expressions of the daily life, and thus establishes a creative and playful disturbance in the daily life.
‘Troldspejl’ is Wayne Siegel’s first work that includes both image and sound. A unique work where Siegel expands his practice to include the digital image, and employs the immediate force of attraction in the sounds and visuals.
Come and experience the magic mirror at DIAS and leave your mark on the history of both the work and the exhibition.