November 8–16, 2022
Galina Bleikh takes part in “ArtPlatformOn” International network in Gwangju, South Korea.
The exhibition is followed by the ‘Art Bridge, Related to Earth Environment’ conference, featuring Yujin Lee (South Korea), Nataliya Kamenetskaya (Israel), Solongo Tseekhuu (Mongolia), Alexandra Dementieva (Belgium), and Galina Bleikh (Israel).
Art Intersection, the ArtPlatformOn Project 2022
Art & Environment=CROSSING
November 8—16, 2022
Miro Center and LEELEENAM Media Art Museum, Gwangju
Hosted by International Visual Culture Art Association
Curated by Noh Jungsuk
Supported by Gwangju Metropolitan City
Art Bridge, Related to Earth Environment
November 9, 2022
Miro Center, Gwangju
Galina Bleikh. Thinking Spherically. Digital image by 360-degree VR map generator
Today using precise instruments, scientists have determined that trees have consciousness, are capable of transmitting information to other plants, birds, and insects, and even form neural networks for communication.
It is interesting to note that the Bible compares man to a field tree (Deuteronomy 20:19). However, trees, unlike humans, do not have a brain – a special organ responsible for consciousness.
An organ like this is the tree itself, from roots to crown. It seems that the trees have a 360° coverage of space as a result of this spherical vision.
As a new media artist, I am interested in translating this feeling into the language of art, using a VR mapping generator to cover a 360 degree space.
For this purpose, I chose my favorite olive tree, which grows near my house. This tree is unusual. It was rescued from death and transplanted in a new location, which lies near the spot where it used to grow in the territory of a small town near Jerusalem. The tree has now become the town's symbol. It is 2000 years old, and it certainly "remembers" ancient times. We can use its biological memory as a kind of "database" of our planet.
With 360-degree mapping VR technology, I can “turn on” spherical vision and create a cosmogonic feeling of the Creation of the world, which this tree evokes. After all, we live in a three-dimensional spherical universe.
In my art, I aim to create dialogue between natural objects and new technological reality, which becomes a real co-author of my art works.
The Catalog of ArtPlatformOn Exhibitions and Conference, S. Korea, 2022
The Catalog of ArtPlatformOn Conference, S. Korea, 2021
Galina Bleikh & Elena Serebryakova with their mutual project "Simulacro-Centric World" are included in the index of New Media Artists published by CICA Museum, South Korea.
(New Media Art, CICA Museum // CICA Press, S. Korea, 2022)
The Catalog of New Media Art, CICA Museum // CICA Press, S. Korea, 2022