Jubilator was first performed in October 2007 during the opening event of the new big screen CAS Zuidas in Amsterdam. Around 500 people witnessed the unique moment when Jubliator was first launched.
Jubilator is a ball of 120 cm diameter with a wireless built in camera and microphone. The image that is captured by the ball is live projected on the screen in front of the crowd.
Jubilator's name is lend from the verb 'jubilate': show great happiness, rejoice. By throwing the ball up high in the air, letting it drop to the ground, passing it on from person to person, holding your face in front of it or just by everyone reaching their arms far out, the most divers and spectacular images emerge. By watching the screen you can directly see the results of your own interactions with jubliator: while observing the crowd you suddenly see close-ups of faces, hands, arms and other body parts and together with this image you hear the emplified jubilating sounds people make by interacting with the ball. But Jubilator also brings the spacial surrounding into new perspectives. Due to the camera's lens, the ball's movements, it's spinning and the dynamics of bouncing, everything - people, houses, ground and sky - becomes an actor in the crazy ride through space and time.
For more information about the jubilator contact Kostya.
Jubilator is ontstaan 7 jaar na het project 'Zwarte Bal' van Yvonne Droge Wendel.
Zij heeft op geen enkele manier met dit project te maken.