"INKBLOT" is an audiovisual presentation, designed to trigger the listener's imagination to demonstrate our unique ability to process data and create a "personal reality" construct. Much like in the psychological evaluation, the audiovisual inkblots are expected to produce an association or feeling, that the audience interprets uniquely.
The project takes the standard test one step further by including an additional sense: hearing; and aims to reveal more information about ourselves. Stimulated by both visuals and sound, the subjects are invited for a"self-diagnosis", formed through the sensory experience. The success of the test depends solely on the testee, based on the idea that the participant is both the experiment and the experimenter.
Described by Bulat as a "listening party for the thinkers", "INKBLOT" is aimed to bring back the wonder of sound, interactivity, and conceptualism in music.
The sound piece is created from various methods of audio processing and features manipulation, design/effects, field recording from four countries, NASA recordings, analog, and digital instruments.
"Normality" dares to question our definition of normality.
Delivered by means of interpretive sound design, visuals, and spoken word, its' goal is to create space for the rise of the new formula.
Following the Rorschach test principle, it invites the audience's interpretation. What is your definition of normality? Is your formula influenced by your recent experience of the environment?
"I strongly disagree with the definition of "normal" and hope my project will broaden the understanding of individuality, identity; embracing differences, and treating them as advantages and not faults" - Serge Bulat.
THE BORDER SONG
The Border Song' is a reflection of the current crisis and meditation on living in a borderless world.
'The Border Song' is a part of the 'Wurroom' project: a sonic adventure, a cultural clash, indigenous art & sound preservation, and an interactive cartoon/video game.
An international collaboration between Serge Bulat (Moldova/USA), Pavel Vit (Ukraine), and Michael Rfdshir (Russia).
Serge Bulat, a multi-disciplinary artist, born in the Moldovan-Ukrainian border town under the Soviet Union, immigrated to the USA to pursue a career in creative arts.
Bulat is known in the artistic and academic circles for the IMA-winning project 'Queuelbum'; the interactive experiences 'Isolomus' / 'Third World Walker' exhibited in Europe and USA; and the experimental psychological installation 'Inkblot' recently published in the scientific journal Vortex.
The artist's new presentation investigates identity, creativity, culture, and immigration.