Force Field

Installation by Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand with Paul Prudence and Alexander Miltsen

Sonolevitation microscope designed by Alexander Milsten. Photo by Udo Siegfriedt.

Working at the interface of art and science for over a decade, Amsterdam-based Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand develop "Force Field," an installation-in-progress, together with computational artist Paul Prudence, acoustic physicist Alexander Miltsen, and the Hydrodynamics Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Developed during a two-week residency prior to CTM 2016, the work-in-progress will be on show as an installation during the festival.

Force Field uses sonolevitation to acoustically levitate a water droplet that resonates and transforms from a spheroid into different oscillating shapes as the sonic pressure increases. Capturing the 3- dimensionality of sound and the elusive physicality of water, the droplet’s vibrations are rendered into sound and computational images that are presented as a live hemispherical projection and multi-channel sound environment. Exploring normally inaccessible depths of both inner and outer space, Force Field extends the tradition of avant-garde research on phenomenological art through tightly-interwoven artistic and scientific practices.

For a sneak preview of Force Field, be sure to check CTM's Flickr page, which documented a first presentation by project instigators Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand during the CTM/transmediale 2016 Vorspiel opening.

The project is created within the framework of ENCAC – European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation, a transnational research project aimed at fostering the cooperation between artists and scientists under the principles of interdisciplinarity, European intercultural exchange and the development of new audiences. The network aims to unite complementary perspectives of its diverse European members in order to enable collaborative work among European creators in fields of sound, visual arts, performance arts, and digital culture, especially via the development of new technologies and languages at the interstices between these fields.

ENCAC will host further open calls for artistic projects in 2016. Network representatives will be present during the Collaborative Network Meet & Greet on Thursday 4 February at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and the Network Speed Dating session that directly follows. Artists and the public that are interested to learn more and to get involved are welcome to attend!

"Force Field" is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and the Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds).


Dates: Tue 30.02. – Sat 07.02.2016 | 13 – 18h

Venue: ACUD Macht Neu