An Ascent

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2020

video 7,08’
Album: Scanner - An Ascent (DiN Records)
Video: Uršula Berlot
Music: Robin Rimbaud - Scanner

By mixing colourful abstract light patterns and fragments of figurative reality the video aims to visualize a kind of inner psychological landscape, where words, thoughts, memories, emotions and desires combine and coexist in a highly fluid, intuitive way.

Bodyfraction

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2020

video 7,40’
video: Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

The video Bodyfraction parallels microscopic images of fragments of the artist’s body (tooth enamel, skin, nails, hair etc.) with recordings of drawings and light-sensitive objects created on their basis. Drawings were digitally processed towards simulating the chemical process called ‘reaction diffusion’ which models (mathematically or visually) the behaviour of two chemicals in a solution as they mix. Such animated drawings form a fractal-like patterns and together with modified recordings of reflective light-works surfaces they create an entry into imaginary hidden topography (macro, micro or nano dimensions) in motion.

Suspensions

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2019

video 7'
Sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

The video creates an entry into fictional reality, where objects are transformed into fleeting luminary apparitions – softened, multiplied, liquified forms levitating through warped or non-gravitational space.

Suspension (Circle-Square)

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2019

video 6,’42
Sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

Material objects (sculptures) are projected into virtual, fluid spatiality, appearing as dematerialised floating, kinetic light forms, freed of the constraints of time, mass and gravity.

Orcinus Orca

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2019

video 6,08’
Album: Algida Bellezza, Netherworld (Glacial Movements)
Video: Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš
Music: Netherworld (Alessandro Tedeschi)

The music captured artist’s imaginations of coldness and isolation as well as visions of shiny spectacles produced by sharpened light projected into immersive underwater depthness. Killer Whale (Orcinus Orca), one of Arctic animals threatened by extinction caused by environmental changes, is a metaphorical expression of icy beauty and power grounded in an anxious awareness of primal existential solitude and transience.

Cast to the Bottom

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2017

Album: Scanner, The Great Crater
Video: Uršula Berlot & Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot
Music: Robin Rimbaud - Scanner

Video created for the track Cast to the Bottom from the album The Great Crater by Scanner (Glacial Movements, 2017). Composed of landscape 3d digital simulation and digitally processed video recordings, the video shows a virtual journey through an imaginary underwater landscape. Landscape segments are reminiscent of Berlot's previously realized works of art - topography of magnetic fluids and light sculptures. The dreamlike quality of video comes from the uncertainty of recognizing temporal and spatial coordinates, hovering camera recordings in motion and the dematerialized effects of light.

Liquid Solidity

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2017

video 5,06'
3D animation: Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

The round-shaped form in the process of constant transformation is based on the idea of simulating life at the molecular level. The structure, which periodically resembles a virus structure, complex proteins or carbon fullerenes, is being decomposed, transformed and re-shaped in a string of regulatory processes. The fusion of elements according to the rule of shape and anti-shape (the key–lock principle), chain formation, deformation with multiplied symmetry or a simulation of the Brownian motion create a flexible abstract form, which in a state of constant metamorphosis tends to seek stability. The simulation of processes at micro- and nano-scales reveals the surprising fact that many substances at the molecular level, as they strive for stability, flexibility and indeed their very existence are formed and arranged according to some intelligent order, even though they are not actually alive.

Inverse Space

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2017

video 4,24'
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

The video Inverse space works on two levels of microscopic observation: the first line of recordings shows the transformation of a non-living (inorganic) substance from one physical state to another – namely, the process of crystallization, which involves the transformation of an ionic liquid state into a solid matter triggered for the purpose of maintaining a balanced system. The recording of the formation of various crystal types is interrupted by a set of static images of geometrically-shaped concentric patterns or grids, which function to periodically interrupt the visual field. These images illustrate the technological structure of the view and simultaneously reveal another level of microscopic visualization. The compositions consisting of points of light on a dark background, which are reminiscent of stellar constellations or similar, are the result of electronic diffraction on crystals which allows the visualization of crystals in inverse space. The system of microscopic lenses reveals the inverse (reciprocal) multidimensional space, which is mathematically expressed in complex numbers as the ratio between the real and imaginary values. Although the crystal images appear to be simplified, the reciprocal space in fact contains far more information than the physical three-dimensional reality that we typically inhabit. At the same time, microscopic observation of magical landscapes featuring the birth of crystals reveals the sublime beauty of multidimensional space, which extends beyond the mere visual to the limits of the intelligible.

Fluid Topography

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2014

video 13,16'
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud
video effects: Sunčana Kuljiš Gaillot

The recording of dynamic forms of magnetic fluids that are produced by invisible magnetic fields direct the experience of the material in relation to the immaterial. The ferrofluid structures, which are in reality only a few centimeters in height, being transposed into a digital environment operate as macro-scale phenomena that simulate characteristics of the organic, the animate. Fluid topography acts to simulate a natural living organism or process, which by revealing the sphere of unseen magnetic physical attractions and energies works to (re)direct the viewer towards more subtle, usually imperceptible aspects of reality.

Bodyscope

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2012

video projection (2,50'), print on aluminum
dim: 150 x 200 cm
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

The repeated kaleidoscopic video was created on the basis of X-ray image of a spine and projected back over the original radiological image printed on an aluminum support. Such projection creates layering, a kind of of spatial superposition into repetitive hypnotic pattern.

Fibertract Kaleidoscope

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2012

video projection, print on plexiglass
dim: 100 x 138 cm (x 2)

The kaleidoscopic video is based on radiological recordings of the author's brain. The recording of neural connections (nerve tracts) shown by tractography (diffusion MRI) is computer-mirrored and projected onto two parallel plexiglass plates, on which an abstracted form of tractogram image is printed. Spatial installation based on video projection produces a volumetric but intangible light body in motion.

Vanitas – Self-portrait

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2012

video loop 1,54'
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud
special effects: Sunčana Kuljiš

Video Vanitas – Self-portrait presents a hypnotic image of the continuous dissolution of the author's face, skull and brain. The repetitive liquefying interplay between the exterior and the technologically-visualized exterior posits the question of visible and invisible, physical and mental. However, the image of the skull is not only a metaphor for the transience of life and the inevitability of death; in relation to the sound of rhythmic respiration it evokes death as a faithful companion of life and its faithful shadow, and in turn illuminates the meaning and value of life, heightening the consciousness of human existence.

Kaleidoscopic Gaze & Spiral Floating

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Kaleidoscopic Gaze, 2010

video projection onto an image on a mirror (video loop 6'); two mirrors (90 x 180 cm; 90 x 110 cm), foil covering, projection and reflected light variable dimensions sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

Spiral Floating, 2010

video projection onto a semitransparent screen (video loop 6'); two Plexiglass screens (110 x 130 cm), foil covering, projection and reflected light variable dimensions sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

The installations Kaleidoscopic Gaze and Spiral Floating are based on digitally- processed radiological images of my brain activity while contemplating Duchamp's Anemic Cinema, which was conceived as an optic dispositive inducing a four-dimensional spatial-temporal perceptive experience in the viewer (by alternating the concave and convex effects of spiral swirling). The kaleidoscopic pattern of the video aims to similarly expand the viewer's perception and consciousness; the repetitive, hypnotic pattern of light projected onto the image reflected by a mirror produces a layering of fractally-fragmented reflections, that is, a virtual multi-dimensional space in motion.

Butterfly

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2010

video projection onto an image on a mirror (video loop, 3')
mirror (110 x 110 cm), foil covering, projection and reflected light
Variable dimensions
Sound composition: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

The video installation Butterfly uses radiological images of the author's brain responding to different colors. The image of a butterfly changing colors is formed by a light reflection of a video that is being projected onto a horizontal image on a mirror. It alludes to the concept of the "butterfly effect", which in chaos theory posits that slight, even infinitesimally small variations in the initial conditions of a dynamic system may produce extreme and unpredictable results in other space and time coordinates: that a butterfly flapping its wings could set off a hurricane on the other side of the planet. The shape on the mirror is a graphically processed image of my brain; the butterfly reflection is a metaphor for the power of our "invisible" thoughts, our emotions, our so-called mental worlds, conscious or unconscious, that keep changing the physical reality surrounding us. Butterfly deals with the interconnectedness of the visible and the invisible and questions the causal relations between the perceptible and the intelligible.

Pulsation

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2007

video 4,23'
sound: Damir Šimunović

The video work Pulsation presents pulsating light phenomena, the bodily and the technologically generated hybrid as a luminous apparition composed by layering reflected light, video projections of radiological scans of the artist’s brain and related manipulated recorded video images.

Virtual Glazing

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2006

digital video projection
variable dimensions

This kaleidoscopic rhythmic structure of a recurring pattern is not a computer-generated picture, but a video recording taken on a digital camera and a kaleidoscopic instrument. The infinite recurrence of one and the same element in micro- and macro-measures within the fragmental but also well-ordered kaleidoscopic structure gives the impression of a hypnotic and meditative state. The projection of simulated vitriol into an architectural window niche reminds one of the ways light is used in sacral architecture, and at the same time challenges our perception of differentiation between the real and the illusory.

Introspection

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2006

video loop, magnetic resonance imaging
sound: Damir Šimunović

The image of the brain created using medical imaging technology presents primary insight into the interior of the human skull. The movement of fluid forms is both concrete and abstract. The circular framing and the dynamics of the organic pattern create a hypnotic picture, which can be experienced as a visual equivalent to the flow of as yet articulated, abstract states of thought, unconnected meanings, fragments of memory, feelings and more.

Attractions

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2005 / 2010

video 2'
sound: Scanner-Robin Rimbaud

Dimension of Divergence (v. 1: Aquarama, v. 2.: Smokescape)

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2003

video projection, plexiglass, acrylic paint
v. 1 dim: 85 x 300 cm, v. 2 dim: 100 x 200 cm