In this video by VernissageTV correspondent Ania Ejsmont Pawel Janicki tells us about his recent installation, Oceanus. This work is an approach to non-linear narration. The idea of the work, on the levels of structure and story, refers to the concept of navigating the sea. Oceanus is inspired by medieval text Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis (the Voyage of St Brendan the Abbot). The tale of St. Brendan’s voyage was filled with stories about miraculous events, exotic places and supernatural creatures.
In Oceanus notions such as marking out courses and sea sailing are transposed into the media environment and provide the metaphors that drive the installation. They enable travel across the universe of Oceanus and provide a natural co-existence between the linear narration, associated with sequential events, and interactive narration, related to the modifiable structures, altered by choices and generative processes.
Oceanus is exhibited at WRO ART CENTER, Wrocław, Poland until September 18, 2011.
Paweł Janicki’s installation is a part of Moving Stories – an international co-operation project and travelling exhibition supported by the European Union. Organisations from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Poland will exhibit 6 new works of art in 2011.
Moving Stories is an international co-operation project supported by the European Union. Six partner organisations from Belgium, Italy, Austria, Germany, France and Poland are producing and exhibiting six new works of art in 2009-2011. Artist participationg in project: Candice Breitz, MASBEDO, Mihai Grecu, Nicolas Provost, Pawel Janicki, Rainer Gamsjäger.
Paweł Janicki: Oceanus. Interactive Installation at WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland. Video by VernissageTV correspondent Ania Ejsmont.
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