Spheres (Euclidian space) from Hrvoje Hirsl on Vimeo.
In Euclidean space, objects are determined by three dimensions, the x-y-z coordinates. Spheres introduce discomfort into the space and seemingly distort it by changing their volume, positions and spatial relationships. Positioned somewhere between the multiuniverse, spatial distortion and cybernetic bodies, they are unspecified bodies whose function is unknown but their presence leaves a mark in the space, bringing unrest, chaos and playfulness.
The number of the spheres is variable, depending on the size and position of the work in the space. The spheres are randomly placed in the space, unequally distant from each other, creating fields of blanks and clusters. They are pneumatic and they respond to visitors, like some excited organic creatures, leaping in the air with an accompanying whistle when someone approaches them and tries to pass by them. They are connected by a system of rubber tubes to an air supply, that is, a compressor. A system of valves and sensors determines the order of their ignition and extinction, depending upon the presence of the visitors.
• 16 x air distribution
• 16 x electromagnetic valve
• 256 x trumpets
• 100m x PVC pipe
• Arduino Mega 2560
• 16 x Relay Module
• PIR Sensor
• 50 m2
• 100l air compressor
Photo by: Filip Beusan
Photo editing: Hrvoje Hiršl
Reversible (Le temps detruit tout) from Hrvoje Hiršl on Vimeo.
A short insert of the work
Still from the film "Irreversible" (2002) directed by Gaspar Noé
Diagram that visualizes reversible and irreversible processes in thermodynamics
The cult film "Irreversible" of Gaspar Noé, is reedited and played backward in order to "correct" his originally twisted chronology and return it to the linear flow of time. At the end of the film, that is, in this version, in the beginning, there is an inscription LE TEMPS DETRUIT TOUT (time destroys everything).
The second law of thermodynamics says that over the time things decay, namely, the order in a closed system reduces, ei, the entropy increases. Entropy is also called the arrow of time. Video projection is juxtaposed to the diagram that visualizes reversible and irreversible processes in thermodynamics. The diagram shows a hypothetical situation in which the process is reversible. The preconditions for this are that it is infinitely slow, and that there is no friction. All natural or spontaneous processes are irreversible. Given that this is the medium of film that is not a natural process, it is reversible, but in the process the narration is destroyed.
There is a famous Stephen Hawking's statement in which he linked the "psychological time", the way we remember things and "entropic time." In other words, if the flow of entropy would reverse (as far as our brain is concerned) then literally time would go in the opposite direction, by which Hawking stated that the entropy and time are inextricably linked.
• Single channel projection with sound
• 1 framed print
The work was first exhibited at Art Gallery Siva Zona / Gray Area, Korcula, Croatia
Special Thanks to Darko Fritz
3 colors (RGB) from Hrvoje Hiršl on Vimeo.
The trilogy “Three Colors” of Krzysztof Kieslowski, is used as the basis of the work. By turning OFF individual color channels within the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color system, only the colors that are present in the immediate title of the film are left turned ON. White is achieved by including all color channels (R: 255 G: 255, B: 255), because of RGB subtractive color system. Films are then played simultaneously side by side, on three plasma screens.
The narrative is completely eliminated and the movies are only used as a visual element. Screens are mounted vertically and form colors of the French flag, which is also a symbolic base of the Kieslowski trilogy. By literally translating the theme of the trilogy and banalising the film masterpiece, a simple composition in the style of color field painting is being made.
• 3 plasma screens
• 3 DVD players