Khlōra

 

 

Georg Jagunov

 

 

 

29.09.16

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29.10.16

 

 

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The solo exhibition by Georg Jagunov consists of various components woven into one common nar-rative space. Combining projection mapping animation, sound design and text, the installation forms a multisensory environment in which the kinetic sculpture, Khlōra, unfolds. In 2014 Jagunov presented Cocoon, a projection mapping sculpture at Buddenbrooks Art Space in Copenhagen. Cocoon was the first step in his projection mapping research, the next step being Khlōra. Projection mapping is a projection technique used to turn objects into a display surface for video projection. By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program, which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on.

 

In Greek mythology the nymph Chloris was associated with spring, flowers and new growth, believed to have dwelt in the Elysian Fields. Her name derives from the Greek khlōros, meaning ”pale green” or ”fresh” and she was thought to have been responsible for the transformations of Adonis, Attis, Crocus, Hyacinthus and Narcissus into flowers. The exhibition takes its starting point in the transformative characteristics of the nymph, which the artist compares to the ability of orchids to imitate and manipulate their surroundings. Some orchids have developed capabilities of sexual deception, tricking the insects into mating with them in order to be pollinated. Jagunov is wondering: How can the orchids form themselves into the shapes and colorings of creatures they cannot see? How can they possibly use the chemical language of another life form? How much do the flowers really sense of the world around them?