Machina Imaginis (Jonathan Owadja, Marie Malou and Marcel Siegwart) is an art collective dedicated to the power of imagination. The interactively designed "Imagination Machine" triggers different moods, situations and exposure through color, light and sound at the push of a button. The unique machines are at the same time installations as well as functional instruments that are for example used in the context of performances.-
-----Exhibition text composed by AI and translated by an online service for machine translation:Known for their innovative, interactive machines and installations, Machina Imaginis is showing a series of hand sanitizing machines at Beletage that explore the intersection of art, technology and social consciousness. The machines are colorful and friendly, hand disinfecting is fun, and the tune is familiar. Felix Natalis (Latin) - Happy Birthday - is arguably one of the world's best-known songs, has been translated into countless languages and, at around 30 seconds, often serves as a timer for hygienic applications. If we look behind the obvious meaning of the song, it also opens up a view of the progression of time and our collective experience of transience. At the same time, the colors of the disinfectant liquid and lights represent the joy of life. By combining art and everyday practice, "Felix Natalis" asks us to reflect on our collective humanity and vulnerability, and to recognize the beauty in the most mundane moments.