About the artwork


Kaleidoscope is very playful and educational at the same time. Here you can play with and learn everything about color. Kaleidoscope functions as a very large and completely walkable lightbox. On its surface float in separate layers inks in cyan, magenta and yellow (CMY). But these colors what we see are not there, they do not exist outside of our head, they are completely created by our brain and so definitely "virtual". Every kind of pressure – be it with one finger, with the feet or be it with the entire body – displaces and shifts the inks and it produced by overlapping the "real" colors red, green and blue (RGB), which can be picked up and recorded by human retina. 



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Karina Smigla Bobinski

Karina Smigla-Bobinski lives and works as a freelance artist in Munich. She studied art and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland and Munich, Germany. She works as intermedia artist with analogue and digital media and move between science, intuition, expression and cognition. She produces and collaborates on projects ranging from kinetic sculptures, interactive installations, art interventions, featuring mixed reality objects, multimedia physical theatre performances and online projects. Karinas works bridge kinetic art, drawing, video, installation, painting, performance and sculpture, her works contain the method of their making, they are direct art, which foregrounds the material, movement through time and impact on results. At least she was a Visiting Research Fellow and Artist in Residence at ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Bielefeld University's Institute for Advanced Study.

 Her works has been shown in 45 countries on 5 continents at festivals, galleries and museums internationally. Her collaborative performances has been shown in festivals all over the world.