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By Kamala Hutauruk
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"I'm actually scared to see how this installation would come to life..I'm scared of how the metaphor would actually work and reminds me of those days that I sit next to her hospital bed, watching..hoping..praying to God..that she would open her eyes and wake up from her coma – which deep down inside I knew would never happen"

“Transfusion” is an interactive conceptual installation that serves as an ode to the artist’s mom, who died of a rare blood disorder called AIHA in 2011. The installation encompasses a white gallery space as the foundation upon which hundreds of black flexible rubber channels containing linear LED lights traverse the space, sprawling from wall to wall and across the ceiling.

The channels intersect, overlap, and meander - transforming the environment into an intricate circulatory system of pattern and light. Visitors are encouraged to touch sensors on the wall located underneath each channel, activating a red LED light that slowly fills the channel, flowing from one end to the other, simulating the transfusion of blood through a vein. The more visitors touch the sensor, the more “alive” the whole vein becomes.

Through this interactive element, the artist is inviting the audience to complete the artwork, breaking down the divide between the public and the deeply personal to arrive at an experience that illuminates the connections between us. The artist begins the artwork, but the audience in some way completed it.

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Pattern exploration_1

 

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Pattern exploration_2

 

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Pattern exploration_3

 

flexible leds
flexible leds

 

flexible leds
flexible leds

 

Risks and challenges

At this moment, I'm still talking to few galleries/curator that are interested in exhibiting this show, but since I've never done any previous art show before, this proves to be the biggest challenge so far. I'd really appreciate it if you can also contact me if you know anyone with a gallery space. Thanks!!

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