Kinetic Umbra uses the human form recorded in time and space via a single, long-term exposure digital photograph, to reveal hidden organic geometry and elemental shapes.
Concept and Performance:
Arthur Grau has worked in design, performing, and media arts throughout his life. Themes that arise in his work include meditations on natural forms, public participation, and representations of multi-cultural symbolism. Early works include multi-media graphic as Enzyme, and music recordings and performances with ‘Missed in Diary’ and ‘Dissolve’. Later, under the name Circa, his work centered on two-dimensional design and three dimensional installation. Through intricate cut paper art, he explored geometry, symbolism and meditation. Using labyrinth installations and experiences, ‘Deeper Jester’, ‘Man-dala’, and ‘Mojave’ he engaged the public to explore self and surrounding in new ways. ‘Mojave’ is now made visible by Google Earth. Arthur’s latest activities include; ‘Kinetic Umbra’, an exploration of the human form in long exposure; ‘’The Type Bar’, a participatory storytelling project; mobile application development with ‘Applications for Good’, and community organizing.
Photography and Post Production:
Marta Czajkowska (Tchay-kov-ska) was born in Warsaw, Poland. She graduated with Masters in Fine Arts from Universidad Castilla-la-Mancha in Cuenca, Spain. Predominantly nomadic, she has lived Poland, Spain, Brazil, Hawaii & California and speaks five languages.Marta currently works as a freelance photographer, graphic designer, aerial silks teacher and climbing guide. Her climbing, paddling and lifestyle shots have been published in numerous publications around the world. Her favorite subject include people in their natural environment, adventure sports, nature, and extreme lifestyle, focusing on women athletes. Her award-winning documentary on Uncle Nappy Napoleon “I Just Love to Paddle” has been shown in in film festivals around the world.