Presentation: ”KāLā” by Mikha-ez
Thursday 26 April, 7 p.m., Ivorypress, C/Comandante Zorita 46-48.
On 26 April at 7 p.m. Ivorypress invites you to the launch of the artist’s book Kālā by artist Mikha-ez, with the presence of the author in conversation with Miguel Cereceda, Professor and Art Critic Autónoma of Madrid.
Kālā is an artist’s book that centres around Isaac Newton’s treatise, Opticks or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light. Also Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures. A result of Newton’s study of the breakdown of white light into seven colours (rubeus, aureus, flavus, viridis, caeruleus, indicus y violaceus), Kālā, is a rainbow of sorts, changeable and interactive, in which the colour spectrum printed onto the glass changes positions through the user’s actions, intermixing and altering the predominant tone according to the place it occupies. This action triggers a chromatic dance of sorts that is related to the term “kālā” itself, which comes from the combination of the Sanskrit words kāla (time, rhythm) and kalā (art, creativity).