Victoria Vesna + James Gimzewski collaborations NanoMandala and Zero@wavefunction on exhibit in Tenerife, Spain. Exhibition opens September 25 and runs through October 25 at El Tanque, Espacio Cultura.
NanoMandala is a videoprojection on a sand mandala created by Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gaden Lhopa Khangsten Monastery in India. Inspired by Buddhist culture, NanoMandala examines our perceptions of the universe from the nano to the cosmic scale. Images are projected onto the sand mandala of a single grain of sand at the molecular level, evolve into images of the complete mandala. Ambient sounds for NanoMandala were created by mixing sounds of ocean waves and audio of the Tibetan monks chanting while building the sand mandala.
Zero@wavefunction is based on the manipulation of molecules through shadow in nanoscience, translated into a larger-than-life-scale projection that can be manipulated by a person's shadow. A camera captures a person's shadow and the image is projected onto representations of molecules, allowing a person to transform the structure of molecules on the nanoscale.