circadian drift (with Špela Petrič, Maja Smrekar, intermedia artists)

foto: Miha Fras, Nada Žgank

Circadian Drift is an interactive installation, which reflects the human’s circadian rhythm thus paraphrasing the
lack of synchronicity between the natural and sovereign body in the dynamics of modern society. Six rats, a
species that has similar mechanisms of managing circadian rhythms as humans, will be through sensors
thelematically exposed to identical lighting conditions as the human volunteer through sensors. After a
couple of days, the rhythms of both species will synchronize and the rats, which are not conditioned by our
human culture, will serve as bioindicators of our natural rhythms of activity.

Špela Petrič & Maja Smrekar: Circadian Drift (2012)
Software and hardware: Miha Tomšič
Architecture concept: Andrej Strehovec, Maja Smrekar, Špela Petrič
Architecture planning: Andrej Strehovec
Execution: Vempleks d.o.o.
Special thanks to: Stephan Bourdon, dr. Gregor Majdic, dr. Marko Zivin, Irena Furlan, dr. Urs Gaudenz, Simon
Gmajner, dr. Joško Račnik, Vetpromet d.o.o.
Technical support: Museum of Contemporary Art / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

Production: Kapelica Gallery – Zavod K6/4
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for
Culture, SOU of Ljubljana

Project is presented as part of international initiative ‘KiiCS – Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and
Creation for Science’, 3-year european partnership supported by 7th Framework Programme by Directorat
General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

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