physical reality devices

performative sculptures

Physical Reality Devices I & II are framing tools, touchable and usable art objects that suggest an intensification of the act of seeing and a questioning of one’s own perception. The user becomes a performer, examining they* real environment as if through VR glasses, which is recomposed in the devices. Inside Physical Reality Devices I & II the gaze is redirected and recomposed by mirrors. We see what would not be visible from one’s own point of view without these tools.
Lena Gätjens: physical reality device I
without horizon

Lena Gätjens: physical reality device II
don’t look back in anger

many thanks to Christina H. Romirer und Kati Jerabek
In the frame of Artist in Residence and the project „digital framework“, TRIALE
Gallmannsegg (AT), 07/2022

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Physical Reality Devices II, „without horizon“, for TRIALE „digital framework“ Gallmannsegg, 2022
without horizon, physical reality device I, for TRIALE „digital framework
without horizon, view from inside
Physical Reality Device II, don’t look back in anger, for TRIALE „digital framework“ Gallmannsegg, 2022