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Minsk-born, Amsterdam-based Evelina Domnitch is an installation artist whose practice is dedicated to the use of unstable media and to questions of perception and perpetuity. She received an M.A. in philosophy from the Belarus State University and went on to join forces with Russian artist Dmitry Gelfand. The deep-rooted and long-standing collaboration between Domnitch and Gelfand has, since its inception, carried out the vision of creating sensory immersion environments that merge physics, chemistry and computer science with uncanny philosophical practices.
As products of a dismissal of the use of recording and fixative media, Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand’s installations present ever-transforming phenomena for observation over extended periods of time. Because these rarely-seen phenomena take place live and unmediated, they often vastly extend the observer’s sensory repertoire. The immediacy of this experience allows for the transcendence of an illusory distinction between scientific discovery and perceptual expansion.
Together with Gelfand, Domnitch has collaborated with numerous scientific research facilities, including the Drittes Physikalisches Institut (Goettingen University, Germany), the Institute of Advanced Sciences and Technologies (Japan), Ricso Lab (Russia) and the Meurice Institute (Belgium). They are the recipients of the Japan Media Arts Excellence Prize (2007), and an Ars Electronica Honorary Mention (2007).
At CTM, Domnitch will join forces with Gelfand, computational artist Paul Prudence and acoustic physicist Alexander Miltsen in the production of the commissioned work “Force Field”, which uses sonolevitation to acoustically levitate a water droplet.
Evelina Domnitch appears at CTM 2016 with the kind support of the Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds).