Installative performance or installation with DMX-controlled LED washers, custom-made masks, electracoustic soundtrack, pillows
Homeopathic Music with 1-Dimensional Visuals delivers an extreme perceptual experience based on sensory deprivation, pink noise derived-sounds and Ganzfeld visuals. It can be presented either as a 25-minute performance or as an installation running every 30 minutes, consisting of an electroacoustic soundtrack and a visual track for high powered DMX-controlled RGB LED washers. Audience members are expected to lie on their backs and wear custom-made masks that create zero-depth, plain color fields from the projected lights.
The installation explores a situation of sensory deprivation in order to generate a novel and extreme perceptual experience. Its visual element echoes the immersive Ganzfeld effect of the light installations of James Turrell and the absolute cinema in Tony Conrad’s The Flicker, creating a a visual narrative in which any figure and/or depth are abolished altogether, and where change is restricted to light and color. The audience is constrained to see nothing but an uniform color field and its flow across time, ranging from slow and gentle color movements to fast and intense flashing. In an early version presented at Transmediale Vorspiel 2019 in Berlin, custom masks produced with white polystyrol were distributed to the audience to produce this effect.
In the electroacoustic soundtrack, a pink noise sound mass moves slowly, generating minimal change and only gradually revealing other sounds that are barely perceptible: at first, the noise masks every other sound, close to a threshold in which it is almost impossible for the audience to tell what is actually being heard and what is being imagined. Gradually form emerges from noise, and enter in a dialogue with the visuals.