Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand create immersive sensory environments that combine physics, chemistry and computer science with philosophical practice.
The abandonment of the use of digital and recording media and the manipulation of sound and image allow the duo to create beautiful installations as if they were living ecosystems whose phenomena in constant transformation offer different points of observation to viewers.
Force Field - the live audiovisual performance created for CUBO - simultaneously draws on the three-dimensionality of sound, the physical elusiveness of water and the rotational dynamics of celestial and subatomic bodies, following the acoustic levitation techniques that have mainly been applied by NASA and ESA since the 1970s and 1980s to trap and explore otherwise uncontrollable samples in conditions of microgravity.
Numerous experiments have been conducted in a wide spectrum of research areas, including fluid dynamics, analytical chemistry, atmospheric sciences, molecular biology and more recently, laboratory astrophysics.
In the force field, levitated water droplets resonate acoustically, vaporise, and reassemble into oscillating spheroids, toroids, and polygons as they rotate almost uncut.
In order to work on specific scientific processes, the artists collaborate with various scientific research institutes including the Drittes Physikalisches Institut (Goettingen University, Germany), the Institute of Advanced Sciences and Technologies (Japan), the Ricso Lab (Russia) and the Meurice Institute (Belgium).