If we come in a discussion of Plato and Timaeus we will learn that all natural phenomenons are just shadowy pictures of eternal shapes or ideas.
Yet most people are contented with their lives in the middle of shadows and they do not search either for materialization of the ideas or do not inquire into the principle of things we are surrounded by every day. But this does not count for Richard Loskot.
He graduated from Technical University of Liberec in visual communication and was a finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award in 2012. He focused on deconstruction of everyday objects. He reveals their mechanism and assembles them again to reach a new form. He points out their movers which can be a miracle for someone but for the physicist Richard Loskot it is the TIME. By playing with this abstract quantity he demonstrates the UN-REALITY. UN refers to imperfection and our limitedness of the real world’s perception. It is almost impossible to visualise the time. All attempts to understand it used to be the realm of philosophers, later on naturalists joined them in the complicated discourse. This invisible physical unit paradoxically penetrates through everything and thus makes the world visible. It is a building block of the universe owing to which it holds together.
In the Laboratorio Gallery, Loskot modifies the reality by manipulating movements alias time. But he never works on the basis of illusion. He reaches the reality shifts owing to a thorough examination of human perception. At the beginning of the world there was a word and the same goes for the exhibition, or more exactly, a sentence floating in the vacuum of a functional hall, materialized by a light installation. A real transit space that drags viewers in the time issue, is the gallery vestibule, in which the artist simulated the Plato’s cave. A shadow play taking place on a screen is not a reflection of the ideal world but it is a light game owing to which the artist can move even static objects.
The gallery space itself is interpreted as an experimental time laboratory. In the first room the author concentrated several systems to experiment with movement and sound, thus time, as according to Aristotle, the time does not exist independently but is a unit derived from a movement. And sound is just a chain formation of sound waves. Owing to their slowing down, Loskot managed to vibrate a speaker. With the help of rotation he changes the object’s colour and with the help of slow motion effect he modifies the picture. In the next room Loskot polemizes with photography. By pressing the release we stop the time and fixate a moment. But a concrete moment in time does not exist. Every moment is a part of chronology. And every photograph takes some time to expose.
The artist’s excursion into the un-reality is crowned by an installation on the gallery roof where he managed to build with the help of simple components an observatory offering an unexpected view of the city.