Ljubljana, May 2017

Cyanometer at WRO 2017

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We’re happy to announce the Cyanometer installation by Martin Bricelj Baraga won the Critics and Editors of Art Magazines Award at WRO Media Art Biennale 2017!

The WRO Media Art Biennale is the major forum for new media art in Poland, and one of the leading international art events in Central Europe. Since its inception in 1989, WRO has been presenting art forms created using new media for artistic expression and communication, exploring current creative territories and building a critical perspective toward emerging issues in art, technology and society.

The Cyanometer is a monument to the blueness of the sky, inspired by the original cyanometer invented by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure. His cyanometer has a blue color wheel shape, gently directing our gaze back to the sky. Baraga’s Cyanometer is both a monument and software that periodically collects images of the sky. The monolith gathers data about the blueness of the sky and the quality of air and visualises them, thus becoming an instrument that raises awareness of the quality of one of the crucial elements of life. Together with air quality data, the Cyanometer website is creating a special kind of online archive that is measuring and documenting the changes to our environment.

The first Cyanometer in Ljubljana is now joined by the installation in Wroclaw, inviting users to compare the blueness data from the two cities. Check out the Cyanometer website for more info!