Between the 4th and the 6th of November 2022 I attended a conference called Waving, organized by the department of intermedia art of the Art Academy in Krakow. In the fringes of this conference one of the organizers of the conference ran a small experiment called “Breath, the combination of breath and drawing with the use of generative techniques”. Her name is Patrycja Maksylewicz and she encouraged people to make a doodle with closed eyes while measuring their breathing rate.
I happened to be still looking for inspiration for this canvas and was a little desperate how to communicate the aspect of painting into the darkness.
I took advantage of this event by processing her data of this particular experiment through a virtual kaleidoscope and reinterpreting them by using Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” as a conceptual frame.
The arms, legs, and head are composed by kaleidoscopically reinterpretation of the breathing sequence, while the torso is made up by a kaleidoscopically reinterpretation of the doodle that the test person produced.
It never stops to amaze me how order can be found into some apparently chaotic data when you just shift to a different perspective

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