MILAN, ITALY.- The Block Museum of Art presents "KALI" The Goddess of the Millennium by Franz Fischnaller; From May 24 through June 23, 2002 in conjunction with the Center for Art and Technology and the symposium, Art, Technology and Spirituality. Kali interactive installation will be exhibited in the Alsdorf Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Chicago.USA.
Kali is an intense, user-driven, multileveled virtual-reality piece that incorporates advanced technology to create a major interactive art installation. It is a comprehensive experience in the new language of interactive design, aesthetic interpretation of digital information and use of visual design in the virtual environment. Through Kali, the author explores a fusion of digital media, culture, the arts, literature, myth, and cinema.
It has been developed a very intensely aesthetic interpretation of the content and of the visual design in the virtual environments; combining the real and the imaginary, the Orient and the Occident, the cosmos and the earth, nature and the city, negative and positive, and cause and effect. In large part the quality of Kali lays in the integration of the media&technology and in the originality of the concept. It is a compendium of forms and content of mythical elements and ancestral memories that extends into the digital era with relevance to the 21st century.
Kali content is a stereo virtual reality environment associating video and interactive animation. It is articulated by Kali’s inner world and Kali’s external world. Kali’s inner world is the world of causes, the decision-making and is represented by the virtual reality environment. Kali’s external world is the world of effects and is represented by the multimedia/digital ambiences projected on the external screens The visitor is able to generate situations (causes within the VR worlds) of which, is possible to see the corresponding consequences (effects) in real time, in Kali’ s External world.