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Lustgarten

Georgi Georgiev, Sofia

Georgi Georgiev (b. 1983) is an artist focusing his work on installations. Being born in Sofia, his cultural upbringing is balanced on a thin string separating east and west, keen to both but not belonging to either. A duality inherent as a technique in his practice, weaving the matters, both metaphysical and factual, into a singular state. His pieces create alternate perspectives unto awareness and investigate the linearity of time. They rise above visuality to synthesize the transience of thought. A multidimensional approach, which explores the coexistence of divergent instances of perception. This process raises questions how and by whom are our realities constructed and perceived. It is a method able to undo the status quo superimposed by the current state of society, dissolving established cultural notions, while inducing vivid cognition. Thus, the spectator is allowed spontaneous and intuitive attainment of subtle concepts.

Georgi works with ephemeral mediums—light and sound—acquiring an abstracted understanding of the essence of an object or space. The purpose of his practice is not mere reflection, but rather augmentation of perception, facilitation of change: a poetic reconstruction of reality maintaining an idealism pertaining model of the world; a manifestation of an internalized dialectic process of perpetual movement of the artist.



Contact
Email: georgi@moonphases.de




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Georgi Georgiev
Photo: Archive of the artist

Lustgarten is an audiovisual installation based on quantum vibrational molecular data measurement. Through its elements, it constitutes the place that is Tiergarten Berlin.

The piece utilizes a method known as Raman spectroscopy to obtain quantum vibratory states of molecules. It is a spectroscopic technique used to observe vibrational, rotational, and other low-frequency modes in a system. In the Raman measuring technique an object is exposed to a laser beam which produces a change in the light spectrum caused by the collision of laser and said object. This change is then assessed and a molecular spectrum is created.

Four objects (water from one of the ponds, a wooden piece, an acorn and a feather) were picked by the artist in the area of Tiergarten Berlin and measured with the help of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin, using the method of Raman spectroscopy. The data obtained through the molecular analysis inspired the creation of the musical score and visual elements of the installation.

This approach to music transforms the very fabric which constitutes our universe into an audiovisual composition. A practice which unravels an entirely foreign dimension by literally employing the essence of nature to generate an audiovisual piece. A poetic stance on sound and light creation, reminiscent of the forgotten art of alchemy.