Waves is an interactive installation that takes up the subject of a spontaneous entry into a situation, experiencing it and becoming part of it. Visually, the generative projection calls to mind the appearance and movement of sea waves, which react to movement, subjecting it somehow to “conducting” by an individual entering into interaction with them, allowing the audience to have direct influence on their form, frequency and density.
Each interference is unique and unrepeatable, being the result of ever newer configurations of the digital data that are processed.
The title refers not only to waves, but to waves in the meaning of disturbances radiating out from a centre, oscillating around a position of equilibrium – phenomena that became the inspiration for the artists when designing the installation.
The work refers to one of the most important and best publicised happenings in Polish art of the end of the 1960s: Tadeusz Kantor’s Panoramic Sea Happening, which took place on 23 August 1967 on the beach in Łazy.