Works - Projects

F O L D

Concept: F O L D’ is a performative environenment merging powerful optical architectures, compositions of structure born sound, and the aesthetics of chiaroscuro image,  ‘F O L D’  envelops the spectator  in the performative,  theatrical and  cinematic  experience of self and the other.’  ‘F O L D’ has been developed as a platform for interdisciplinary […]

In Between The Light and Darkness

Historical Hospital Kuks, Kuks, Czech Republic, Audio-visual installation in collaboration with Otso Lahdeoja ‘In between the Light and Darkness’ 2013 Research Creation Grant, CALQ 2012 – 2013 http://www.hospital- kuks.cz/en/ CONCEPT: ‘In Between The Light and Darkness’ is an audio-visual installation and performance designed specifically for the Historical Hospital Kuks and it’s interiors sheltering 22 baroque […]

O V A L : Lenka Novakova & Otso Lahdeoja

O V A L – Lenka Novakova & Otso Lahdeoja CURRENTS 2014 SANTA FE INTERNATIONA NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL Lenka Novakova & Otso Lahdeoja      Interactive New Media Installation   Currents 2014 @ El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe – Friday June 13th – Sunday June 29 Ten large sheets of glass hang in a dark room. […]

“Have I been here before?”( Deja Vu I.)Thames Version

© Lenka Novakova 2010-2014 Deja Vu I “Have I Been Here Before?” Concept Interactive video installation invites the viewer/participant to contemplate the nature of his/her own being through the act of self-reflection within the space. The play of shadows, light, reflected, refracted image and the repetition of the infinites  lead to a contemplative state of […]

“Have I Been Here Before ?” (Deja Vu I): Hamilton Version

Deja Vu I “Have I Been Here Before?” Concept: “Have I Been Here Before?” (Deja Vu I.) Is a version of Deja Vu I, an interactive video installation inviting the viewer/participant to contemplate the nature of his/her own being through the act of self-reflection within the space. The play of shadows, light, reflected, refracted image […]

Deja Vu I.

Interactive video installation invites the viewer/participant to contemplate the nature of his/her own being through the act of self-reflection within the space. The play of shadows, light, reflected, refracted image and the repetition of the infinites  leads to a contemplative state of mind and projection of one own self within the personal as well as […]

Deja Vu II.

The project is an interactive video installation. It questions one’s position within the surrounding environment and transforms the space of the gallery into a place that appears familiar yet distant. It invites the participants for an examination of their own image, its position within the created architectural space, and the reflection of it and self. […]

River

River is a multi-channel video installation exploring the relationship between the visual perception and physical observation. It also explores relationship of light specified work and environment as well as relationship between object and viewer. The installation consists of multiple conic screens installed throughout the gallery forming an inward-directed space and creating the premise for a […]

I am The Light

‘I am the Light’ is a research / creation project examining the relationship of a beam of light and body movement via live feed optical / projection set up. The work has been developed as a research during my stay at the University of Dayton as a visiting artist and several UD students participated in […]

Where Are you Going Ray?

The Merc Building interpretation of “Where are you going Ray?” consists of an outdoor public projection onto the windows of the building. We attempt to employ the arched windows facing the street level in the video projection. Projectors are to be placed within the interior of the building and generate projected moving images on the […]

Day by Day…

8 glass sheets 4’ x 3’ suspended from the ceiling creating a central architecture structure serving as both a reflector and refractor of the moving image. 4 source projectors are aimed at the glass structure, projecting reversed / negative images of boats appearing and disappearing in the landscape of water and fog. Prisms installed in […]

In Between The Light and Darkness

In Between the Light and Darkness is an ongoing series of works exploring physical and metaphorical properties of light. The project, which will materialize in a form of a site-specific, interactive installation and performance in 2013, builds on an extensive research, conducted with the support of Quebec Art Council in 2012. The research is grounded […]

Deep Waters I.

In this installation I attempt to embrace a metaphorical nature of depth defined by cognition rather than definition. My interest is to articulate the preconceived notion of depth, which begins at the surface and continues to the imaginary dimensions of depth through the act of contemplation.

My first House

My First House is an interactive video installation. It consists of a burned down architectural structure and video projections with an interactive component. The structure was disassembled on the bank of St. Laurence River in Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec in Spring 2010 and transported into the gallery space. The structure is re-build within the […]

Deep Waters II.

In Deep Waters I attempt to communicate the notion of depth and consequently the notion of fall through use of multiple projection screens fabricated to layer the projected image and recreate qualities of water surface. The projected image captures repeated action of rocks falling in the calm night river, breaking the water surface into a […]

Windows in the Sky

Video-sculpture installation, 4 min loop DVD of sky activities in late summer afternoon, being projected throughout cast glass lenses (36”in diameter each), filled with water, suspended from ceiling in long monofilament fixtures. Reflective water surface is used in this project to place reflection of moving fragments of clouds on the wall to express passage of […]

Deja Vu II. “Have I Been Here Before?”

Concept: The project is an interactive video installation. It questions one’s position within the surrounding environment and transforms the space of the gallery into a place that appears familiar yet distant. It invites the participants for an examination of their own image, its position within the created architectural space, and the reflection of it and […]

Fragments of Light

Fragmented light of your own is a dual-channel live-feed installation that uses kaleidoscopic mechanisms to articulate the relationship between the darkness of night and the luminous-reflective qualities of matter. It draws attention to the dualities of the Universe as space/time and as subjective perceptual matter. Two kaleidoscopic mechanisms are equipped with a wireless IT camera […]

Hearing the Grass Grow…

Hearing the Grass Grow… is an interactive video installation project attempting to create an environment in which one can feel as if walking through the grass meadow. The project is reflective of early childhood memories of walking through the grass fields of Eastern Bohemia.

Dimensions of Light

In Dimensions of Light I use simple technology combined with strategies of ‘scientific experiment’ to set boundary between cognition and empirical observation. My interest is in division between the concept of a scientific thought and visual representation leading to an aesthetic appreciation of the matter. Unlike in science, where the results are presumably a compendium […]

Johnson Flood 1927

During Thursday night it was estimated that nearly 300 people were wandering around over the hills above the village to be in safety from the extra large volume of water which it was reported was coming down the river, following the false rumor that Caspian lake and the Morrisville dams had broken loose…This site specific […]

Where are you going Ray?

The Armory interpretation consists of a specific space within an alternative gallery where three rooms and the entry space create our exhibition. The space of this exhibition is divided into two spaces, the space of the actual interior of the rooms and space in front of the rooms. This division of space suggests an idea […]

Time is Walking By…

‘Time is walking by’ is an installation, which employs multiple mirrors, as projection screens, to alter the projected video into an optical illusion and confuses the direction of the moving image. via the reflection and refraction. Multiple video screens were shot in Quebec City in early spring of 2010 by a double spiraled stairway which […]

We were there…(just could not hear each other)

Site specific poem – Project in collaboration with poets at Johnson Studio Centre exploring the passing of time, ephemeral moments of poets’ breath and longings for the distant and unreachable within the “unbearable lightness and bearings of being”. One evening performance consisting of video projection onto the silos and audio within.