Intangible by EMAP residency artists Carl Emil Carlsen is an algorithmic nature experience in which you explore a series of virtual phenomena with your hands. Being audible, visible, and touch-sensitive, yet non-haptic, each instance exhibits a perplexing performance for your senses, inviting you to investigate its behavior while it undergoes a metamorphosis.
The work reflects on the human desire to connect with the environment through the sense of touch, echoing our primal bond with the natural world. Engaging with simulated wilderness using the very technologies that have further estranged us from a tactile reality, represents an ironic return to nature.
Each instance is accompanied by a musical composition by Anna Fišere, blending acoustic and electronic sound sources to accentuate an unmistakably artificial, yet organic behavior.
The exhibition is on-view at the RIXC Gallery from October 5 to November 17, 2023.