Michal Kindernay (CZ) Wind*Cam II (aka Wind*Box)

Installation, 2012

Wind*box comes from a family of specially developed camera boxes. In case of the Wind*box, the wind is recorded, stored and projected inside the device. According to the Time Inventors’ Kabinet organized in Brussels, the wind camera is modular and alternates with a mobile wind clock. There is not only wind triggering and processing images but also the wind data are opened for streaming. Not only does the wind trigger images, leading to their processing, but wind data are available for streaming. Images and sounds are captured according to the units of the wind time. The frames cumulated in layers reflect the intensity of the wind, fading and spatializing an image according to the stagnation of the wind etc. The final sequences are projected inside the box. The stored images can be viewed with a much more natural rhythm, very distinct from the standard frame rates of consumer devices, through a very small hole. As with all black boxes, you never know what it is doing, capturing or projecting. It is a mobile, self-dependent container living according to its own rules in accordance with natural wind phenomena. Wind*Cam was part ofTime Inventors’ Kabinet project.

Michal Kindernay (CZ)

Michal Kindernay is an intermedia artist working with the interactive connections of sound, image, and other inputs, in the environment of (not only) computer applications designed for work with sound and image. His works include video performances, installations and interactive projects with ecological aspects. His latest works deal with the use environmental sensors, with audio and visual recordings including social aspects. He studied multimedia at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno and at the Centre of Audiovisual Studies at FAMU in Prague. His cultural activities are connected with organizing and curating events and workshops along with the activities of Yo-yo o.s and Školská 28 Gallery.

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