Video-matic.nl (2005)

Video-matic.nl is an interactive video installation by Olga Mink. This project has been realised for a new Cultural Centre in Sint oedenrode (NL). The design of this installation is fully integrated with the aesthetics of this contemporary new building. The video- projection is visible every evening until 23.00 hours.

Olga Mink developed this concept in an attempt to reinterpret perception of art in public space. Interactivity is a crucial part of this installation, and is accomplished via Internet and a touch-screen. The increased popularity of live visuals inspired her to put this new medium in a different context. Here the spectator is invited to take part in manipulating the output of the image. The creation of a real synergy between image, light and the environment made this project even more of a challenge.

The projection is visible from both inside and outside the building. In the main hall a touch-screen ...

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Video-matic.nl is an interactive video installation by Olga Mink. This project has been realised for a new Cultural Centre in Sint oedenrode (NL). The design of this installation is fully integrated with the aesthetics of this contemporary new building. The video- projection is visible every evening until 23.00 hours.

Olga Mink developed this concept in an attempt to reinterpret perception of art in public space. Interactivity is a crucial part of this installation, and is accomplished via Internet and a touch-screen. The increased popularity of live visuals inspired her to put this new medium in a different context. Here the spectator is invited to take part in manipulating the output of the image. The creation of a real synergy between image, light and the environment made this project even more of a challenge.

The projection is visible from both inside and outside the building. In the main hall a touch-screen can be controlled in order to manipulate the video-images. Online access can be obtained via http://www.video-matic.nl and a VJ-mix can be created in order to upload the results to the server in Sint Oedenrode. An automated video database ensures an ongoing supply of images, which makes this installation a dynamic piece of work evolving over timeā€¦

Olga Mink (Visual.Girlbot.Facility) is active as an artist in the Netherlands. She obtained her MFA at the Sandberg institute (Amsterdam). Next to art-projects she is a video-performance artist. Faster than the speed of light she takes the audience to unexplored areas, and shows them her abstract visual landscapes and rhythmic image-architecture. (www.videology.nu)

The technical part of the installation is realized by Jilt van Moorst (NL). Jilt Van Moorst is a software-developer and graduated from the HKU (Art, Media & Technology). He also performs as Robotfunk and developed a VJ-tool called 'Flowmotion'. This sophisticated piece of software is used by VJ's allover the world.(www.robotfunk.com)

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