From Coachella Valley, California
The artist: Cristopher Cichocki is an American artist who lives and works in the desert of Southern California. He focuses on the symbiotic relationship between humankind, nature and industry and the cycle of decay and renewal. He has immersed himself in the desert landscape, creating interconnected works of sculpture, painting, photography, video, performance, installation, sound, and architectural intervention. Cichocki is the founder and curator of Epicenter Projects, a site-specific, time-based artist residency established in 2014 alongside the San Andreas Fault Line. He currently has an exhibition up at Lancaster CA’s Museum of Art and History, which is the subject of an informative article in the Los Angeles Times.
About the art: Cichocki’s audiovisual project Circular Dimensions is a constantly evolving performance that embraces art and science within a multi-sensory installation environment. Circular Dimensions features a live laboratory of “microscopic video paintings” performed with digital microscopes. Colliding elements both natural and synthetic become magnified into live, large-scale video projections. LED and UV lighting optics illuminate Circular Dimensions into a 4D experience as spectators engage within the immersive environment with light reactive eyewear. Cichocki’s audiovisual alchemy generates a meditative synergy of sight and sound that explores shifting dimensions of perception.
PASEO location: Kit Carson Park
Sponsor: The Ken Price Family and Dinolite