Chantal van Rijt
Veronica
Sun Projections
Analemma
White Light, Red Slide
SUN
FIN
Purple 6
CV
Camera Illuminati
Orbus Orbuculum
Viva Solaris
Otoliet
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Installation View Veronica, Domestic Echo at Museum M, Leuven, 2019
Veronica, 2017
Two Kodak Carousels, arduino

The work Veronica is an installation of two Kodak carousels and an Arduino that show a movement study of a robot. The robot, consisting of two metallic legs, had been subject in a research study on exoskeletons. When made obsolete, van Rijt brought it back to life using strings like a puppeteer. The historical approach to movement is combined with a futuristic one and embodies this new robotic puppet.

The installation delves into this opposition of the historical and the futuristic and merges the two together on a visual and auditory way. The mechanical diaprojectors of the 1950’s project the images with the clicking and ticking sound producing a rhythm on which Veronica dances. The projectors are driven by a mini- computer, an Arduino, that operates on a binary language. Both projectors have their own ‘score’ of zeros and ones creating a rhythm corresponding with Veronica’s dance.