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  Multimedia Installation
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The first section of the installation uses video images captured with an 8-inch Newtonian telescope, using Baader, Green 58 and Infra Red cut filters. The movement of the sun was recorded with a high resolution camera in real time and appears amplified by the Earth 's rotation. The second section presents video images captured using a microscope.

/Section 1/
Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the Sun photosphere. These are areas of reduced surface temperature caused by concentrations of magnetic field flux. Sunspots expand and contract as they move across the surface of the Sun with sizes ranging from 16 to 160,000 km in diameter and may travel at relative speeds. Counting sunspots is a very difficult process. The number is relative and depends on the telescope size.
/Section 2/
Microscopic systems are determined by a complex set of variables. Generally speaking, a large number of microstates are compatible with one macro state.

Analyzing a series of intersectional elements, in the margins of a mutual attraction of the scientific explanation and the poetic vision, Ciprian Ciuclea becomes interested in the sequential and qualitative use of technological elements in the process of obtaining information with a component that could be considered abusive, but also very subtle. Thus, he proposes the use of optical filters (IR cut, polarization filters, diffraction grating, OIII nebula filter and UHC) to deform the perceived optical reality. Combining them on the same focusing system alters successively the image obtained due to interference of the analyzed wavelengths. This is a visible process of defocusing, but there is also a critical line of reading the conscious and abusive use of technology with immediate impact. The use of optical systems makes it possible to compare real-time quality without post-processing the images. We can not speak in this case of a cosmeticisation of reality, but of deliberate manipulation of somewhat educationally mediated, similar to the scientific interest in publicly communicating the results that can be used to increase the chances of a determinative expansion of knowledge. In the case of Ciprian Ciuclea's optical experiments, physical phenomena (with an optical character) are highlighted under conditions of exploitation of laboratory resources. The image viewed in the space of a visual installation could thus be perceived as an improbable landscape, which is both informatively plain and aesthetically ambiguous. Metaphorically, however, both in the (artifactualized) production of the works and in the (natural) reaction of their perception, an (approximative) apocalypse of the image is obtained.

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Initial decomposition: 25-65 25 = basic frequency 65 = the number of harmonic sounds used [mixture of harmonic frequencies of 25 hertz fundamental sound] Mathematical calculation algorithm: Frequencies obtained from the decomposition of the originally number: 2, 5, 6, 25, 56, 65 By summation, we get (which exceeds 65 omit): 7 11 31 (2+5, 5+6, 6+25) 18 42 (7+11, 11+31) 60 (18+42) By subtraction, we get (omit the fundamental sound 1, he is the generator): 3 19 31 9 (5-2, 25-6, 56-25, 65-56) 16 12 22 (19-3, 31-19, 31-9) 4 10 (16-12, 22-12) 6 (10-4).

This collaborative project (made with composer Catalin Cretu) was presented on September 2016 at Forte Maghera, Venice (IT).

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