2012 Exhibition

For two electrifying nights in 2012, DLECTRICITY brought thousands of people into Midtown Detroit to experience 35 projects by local, national and international artists. 25 of those projects were selected from an open call.

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Visions (rainbow rose)

6. Visions (rainbow rose)

Visions (rainbow rose) is an animation showing the Photosynth of the artificially dyed “rainbow rose” which I found at Eastern Market here in Detroit. Photosynth is an online program which reconstructions objects digitally from uploaded images. It is a parallel, basic version of 3D, showing instead the layering of images and the interaction of planes.

Making use of these formal qualities, this animation navigates through a visual map of the Rainbow rose, zooming in and out, revealing and blurring different sides and creating a dream like vision of this already magical appearing rose. The layering of the images reflects the flower’s own petal structure, while the disjointed movements become a tool of abstraction. The result is an enlarged reconstruction in movement depicting a microscopic circular journey.

Running time approx. 2min 30sec, looped.

Artist Credit

Marte Eknæs

Marte Eknæs

Marte Eknæs lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She studied at the Environmental Art Department, Glasgow School of Art, and received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and her MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Her solo shows include Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn in Germany, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway and Between Bridges, London. She was nominated for the Statoil Art Award in Norway in 2011, and was included in Momentum – 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2009 and The Norwegian Sculpture Biennial in 2011. Recently she has been in group shows at Linn Lühn gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany, Hotel, London and represented in the Nordic Section at the Armory Art Fair, New York. She was the artist in residence at the INCA institute in Detroit in 2012, and upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway and Exilo in Los Angeles.