Robertina Šebjanič: Bubble
Video loop from a close range TV transmitter, 2008, 3:55 min
The short video presents an environment of pulsating membranes in pitch-black surroundings. The Bubble is an unidentified, soft, and life-like diaphragm, an internal organ created with nothing but non-organic materials. The creature appears to be of an aquatic origin, possibly magnified from a minute scale. The monotonous melodic soundscape creates an atmosphere of sensual and intimate ambience. It raises a question of emotional connections to various non-human life forms. The artist’s aim was to create a simulation of biotic relations between these creatures. Therefore, she used this short video as a sample for video installation comprised of a short-range DIY television transmitter, sending the same image to TV sets of various sizes installed through the gallery space like glass jars or aquariums that house these unknown creatures. This reference comes to its full relevance in the later bio-art work by Robertina Šebjanič, who specializes in life systems of aquatic creatures.
Artist's web page: robertina.net