Tatiana L.Sougakova Flippables
Flippable artwork or Flippables by Tatiana L.Sougakova
Another style that is engaging the viewer to physically interact with the image is FLIPPABLES.
This playful term is also suggested by Tatiana Sougakova to describe interactive art, that is designed for 4-way orientation. At every rotation a painting gives slightly different impression. The owner can interact with the painting and hang it any side up. Tatiana has started creating paintings in this style as early as 2004, with first modest exhibit appearing in 2009 , and a larger exhibit of Flippables in 2012
The idea of being able to hang a painting any side up is not particularly new. There are examples as early as 16th century of artists trying to use it (Giuseppe Archimboldo). Most abstract art when not marked by the signature in the corner is a bit confusing, the owner might have hard time establishing where is the top and where is the bottom.
The name and deliberate interactivity with the viewer is what is new. Paintings are wired for 4-ways positioning on the wall. I want the viewer to decide which side up he/she wants to see the picture today.
Bringer of the water is a "flippable" can be viewed at any rotation, it has 4 wires on the back for any chosen orientation. At every rotation it is something different: creatures, faces, blue stick figure.