Khasanov is a visual artist and designer who creates mesmerising films using materials that react, using digital photography and motion graphics. The main components for the video are ink, soap and oil. "Several years ago, Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov was cooking with oil and soy sauce when he stopped to appreciate the strange relationship between the two fluids as the pooled and mixed in unexpected ways." (Thisiscolossal, 2015) http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/05/odyssey-ruslan-khasanov/
Visually, the imagery is stunning and captivating. Even the stills produced are immersive and really work on this interaction between the viewer and art I am interested with. The vibrancy of the colours, details within material and texture all ameliorate the essence of the work - and portray it as an object of awe.
Detail from Sweet Dreams (2016)
This piece by 'Random International' (made up of Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood) features 3D depth cameras, which enable the viewer to pass freely throughout the room without getting any rain fall on them.
Random International said: Rain Room is the latest in a series of projects that specifically explore the behaviour of the viewer and viewers: pushing people outside their comfort zones, extracting their base auto-responses and playing with intuition. Observing how these unpredictable outcomes will manifest themselves, and the experimentation with this world of often barely perceptible behaviour and its simulation is our main driving force.
Flowers and People – Dark
This piece is a 'real time' computer program that follows the viewer around the room. " The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.
The flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither, and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. Depending on the proximity of the viewer to the work, the flowers shed their petals all at once, whither and die, or come to life and blossom once again.
While the artwork is from an edition of 10, each work has its own life, producing different flowers, making each edition a unique piece."