Opening Coccyx




Opening Coccyx
Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand + Richard Chartier
Die Schactel [Italy] (DSA2) 2005

originally issued as a CD/custom fabric box w/ Duratrans diapositive print on electroluminescent sheet / signed and numbered edition of 10


Packaged in a custom designed black silkscreened black cloth box (32x32x8 cm) containing a Duratrans diapositive print on electroluminescent sheet, 21x29 cm, electroluminescent display, CD by Richard Chartier. Edition of 10 copies, numbered and signed by the artists. Based on the Opening Coccyx sound installation held at the Die Schachtel Gallery, Fall 2005.

By probing the patterns of extra-corporeal transformations, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand have created art works that spread across a scale of sensorial bandwidths. The work Opening Coccyx exists as installation as well as interactive performance in which the performer/viewer initiates chain reactions of colliding energy systems.

In Opening Coccyx, pressure waves unleashed in a liquid solution trigger a continuum of waveform patterns, which, in turn, incite chemical reactions of varying intensities, resulting in respectively varying light patterns. Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand create interdisciplinary art works, which integrate chemi-physical experimentation with optics and computer science. The artists use current techniques, particularly regarding waveform phenomena to investigate questions of perception and immortality. Current scientific findings, particularly regarding waveform phenomena, are employed by the artists for investigating questions of perception and immortality. Such investigations are salient because the scientific picture of the world serves as the basis for contemporary thought, and nonetheless the rigorous nature of the fundamental sciences does not permit the entertainment of such questions. The idea of the installation is connected to the Buddhist concept of enlightenment as a final blessed state, and is based upon scientific data that only after birth baby's nine sacral and tailbones are fused into two, enabling the trunk of the body to stand upright. Until this process is completed it is not possible to reach an illuminated mode. For the exhibition, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand have invited Richard Chartier to create a low-end nature composition intended to simulate the notion of sound transmitted through light.


released October 1, 2005

Artwork – Dmitry Gelfand, Evelina Domnitch
Composed By – Richard Chartier


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richard chartier Los Angeles, California

Richard Chartier is a Los Angeles-based artist considered one of the key figures in minimalist sound art. Chartier’s works explore the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.

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