In our modern society, we let machines get so close to our own comfort that they almost become (one of us) a part of us. We name our car, have a smart fridge, a vacuum cleaner that does its job without any human interaction and so on. But do we become a part of the machines? Do we become one with the machine or its vibration? Should we as humans be in a specific state of mind to be able to let ourselves “sync up” with a machine, or does this happen subconsciously?
With the installation “Portaal”, Renzo van Steenbergen and Kristjan Pütsep created an evolving environment in which several standalone sculptures are controlling the vibrations of audio and image (light) in the space. Together the vibrations emitted by the machines form harmony and disharmony that will fill the entire space.
During the festival, “Portaal” will provide a space where visitors have a chance to let their minds rest, become one with the vibrations and tune out while tuning in.
Authors: Renzo van Steenbergen and Kristjan Pütsep; supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia; in collaboration with eˉlektron