Twice a year, Bpigs goes all-digital, and so do the B-Sides. We are happy to present you “Hypnosis”, Nicolas Pelzer's artistic contribution for our July / August online issue. The Berlin-based artist is mostly working with new media and digital technology transposed on material objects – but not this time.
We had a quick chat with Nicolas about his artistic contribution for Bpigs, as well as what he is currently working on. Read on...
Can you tell us a bit more about your work Hypnosis?
I wanted to create a very simple work for this project. The theme of the hypnosis really came up as I was thinking about a work for this context, and the pendulum, an object constantly moving from left to right, seemed like the perfect shape to embody that idea. Hypnosis is a conscious state in which you are extremely focused, and I wanted to provoke this state on a web-platform, I liked to create something that would make people stop and forget what they intended to do when they entered Bpigs in the first place.
Usually you are realising “physical works”, how was it to work on an online-based project?
Not so different to the usual I have to admit. Indeed, even though my works are mainly physical, recently my main tool is the computer. I am working a lot with different types of software to develop my work, so it was not that difficult to create a work meant to remain online.
And how does Hypnosis relate to your physical works?
I have to say I don't know yet. However, it would be exciting to create a physical piece that also has hypnotic purposes. On the other hand, hypnosis is all about blocking the physical environment around you. That is exactly what I wanted to achieve with this work, and this functions completely opposite in the way my physical works do.