Reflections: Painting With Pixels (2008) is an interactive art installation that involves the viewer, captured via live video feed, in pixel painting of his or her image. The process of pixel painting is stretched in time and fragmental, inviting the viewer to contemplate on the generated image. The video camera captures the viewer in segments of time, displaying him or her on the screen in multiple instances at once. The generated image continuously reinvents itself according to the viewer’s position and movement.
First version of Divided (2002) was created for the 2nd Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th in New York City.
Divided reflects on my shifting emotions of anger, love, pity, understanding and confusion after September 11, 2001. It presents a split image of oneself, questioning one’s own strong opinions in regard to that tragic day and in regard to the direction the United States took following the September 11th attacks.
Second version of Divided (2010), I attempt to create a contemplative space that explores issues of the real and the virtual self. The project presents a split image of a viewer on a large projection screen. Difficult to recognize at first the image stares at the viewer. Constantly redefining itself it becomes a digital mirror, a digital persona of the viewer reflected in the virtual space that blends our desires, fears and complexes into a distorted, extended self.
- Premiered at the Media Fair, Department of Media Communication and Technology, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, 2008
- Exhibition as part of the Noc Kultury Festival (Night of Culture) in Lublin, Poland organized by the Art Department, Maria Curie- Sklodowska University, Lublin, 2008
- Exhibition at the Media Art Gallery, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, 2008. Click here to view the catalog from the exhibition (22 MB download).
- Exhibition at iDEAs 08: Continuum, Digital Media Arts Tomorrow Through Visions of Yesterday and Today. The exhibition coincided with the International Digital Media and Arts Association conference, 2008
- Online exhibition titled The Pixel Project of the Unknown Artist Virtual Museum, Portugal, 2009
- Exhibited during Member’s Exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY, 2009
- Presented during the opening of the exhibition titled “The Outskirts of the Photographic Image: Wojnecki-Prazmowski- Dabrowski”, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 2009
- Click here to read a text published originally in Artluk magazine in Poland written by Justine Price, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Canisus College, August 2009
- Selected by Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo to participate in a group exhibition STIMULUS Artists and Models Affair #22, 2010
- Presented at 7th Annual 4th Street Arts and Music Festival in New Jersey, 2010
- Exhibited as part of a group exhibition titled Imaging / Obrazowanie at Centrum Sztuki – Galeria El (Art Center – El Gallery) in Elblag, Poland, 2010
- Virtual Humanities group exhibition, Icon Gallery in Coimbra, Portugal; Curated by Jose Vieira of FONLAND, 2010
- Reflections: Painting With Pixels as part of a group exhibition titled Polonia Art Show in Buffalo, NY, 2013
- Exhibition of Reflections: Divided 2 and Digital Sculptures for Analog Sounds at Gallery 2.0, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, curator Roch Forowicz, 2010. Click here to view pictures from the opening of the exhibition.
- Divided was a part of an exhibition for the 2nd Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th in New York City. The project was presented in Amber Gallery, from September 2nd to 11th, 2003 in NYC.
Concept, design and development: Przemyslaw Moskal
Music from a record “Sun Over Lake” by Trzaska and Seed Electronic Ensemble, a project by Mikolaj Trzaska and Jarek Grzesica (Seed Project), 2003.