Ethereal Fleeting

generative installation, 2018
variable dimensions
in collaboration with Itamar Bergfreund & Bruce Yoder

A series of clouds is generated by a machine-like sculpture. They appear, float over the surrounding environment and then dissolve into thin air again. The installation forms a juxtaposition of a metallic structure and seemingly natural clouds. This supposed contrast between human technology and nature is explored in a space of unseen possibilities for symbiosis and sustainability.

The delocalization of this natural phenomenon evokes a surreal experience. The installation is an attempt to synthetically imitate one of nature’s most complex and stunning marvels. This impossible endeavor appears to be doomed to failure, but raises various questions of how we interact with our environment as well as human’s desire to control and recreate nature by his own means.

_Exhibitions
03/2019   Mirage Festival – Lyon (FR)
09/2018   Burning Man 2018 – Black Rock City (US)

_Press
* Los Angeles Blade (USA)
* California Sun (USA)

_Support
+ Burning Man 2018 Honoraria art grant

_Project credits
<> Concept:
Lukas Truniger, Itamar Bergfreund, Bruce Yoder
<> Artistic direction & visual design: Lukas Truniger
<> Logistics direction: Itamar Bergfreund
<> Scientific direction: Bruce Yoder
<> Structural design: Itamar Bergfreund, Ollie Tanner
<> Software design & development:
Adele Lin, Sophi Kravitz, Mat Pinner, Lukas Truniger

_Project website
http://etherealfleeting.lukastruniger.net/

Burning Man 2018 – © Juan Soria
Burning Man 2018 – © Lukas Truniger