Pawel Janicki (POL): The Flux

The Flux is a site-specific interactive installation, which is situated in a toilet. When entering the space, the user is faced with his/her own reflection in the mirror above the bathroom sink. As soon as the tap is unscrewed and water starts flowing, the image in the mirror gradually changes into a constantly evolving audiovisual composition of the user’s portrait and footage partially recorded in Ii. Using such a location, unusual for art exposure, the work addresses the issue of depletion of natural resources and points to the gesture of washing someone’s hands that is both practical and symbolic. The installation was developed especially for the AIB Biennial

Paweł Janicki is an independent artist and producer working with microsound and algorithmic composition, who lives and works in Wrocław, Poland. He creates audiovisual interactive systems, installations and performances, continuously developing new software tools and interfaces. His works, combining improvised sound, live programming, communication protocols and hacking, have been shown at many contemporary art festivals and events. He has been awarded numerous prizes including the Gold Medal at the Prague Quadrennial (2015) for an intermedia team work.