Swimming With A Kite
“Swimming With a Kite” is an immersive site-specific installation and one night only event created by Silvia Malagrino in collaboration with New Media Artists Joshua Albers and jesus duran.
Using video projections, light design and responsive computer programming the artists transform the Franklin into a responsive environment inviting exploration, reflection and play.
The project was inspired by Audre Lorde's Poetry is not a Luxury, and the markings left by an anonymous reader on a book by Carl Jung about the transformation of the self and society. The book was found in a second-hand bookstore in Chicago. Inside the book there are intricate markings, handwritten notes and drawings. On each page someone – an anonymous reader - inscribed her/his own constellation of images and writings, unleashing meanings and tracing a territory of thoughts comparable to visual poetry.
Based on the experience and content of this particular book, the installation explores a trinity of concerns: language, image, and technology in a backyard.
This project is partially funded by an Individual Project Grant Award from the Illinois Arts Council, A State Agency.