This is a short video (3:17) about the boundary between wakefulness and sleep.
Sometimes, I think that is where I live most of my life, straddling that boundary, never awake, yet still not asleep.
Hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations are visual, tactile, auditory, or other sensory events, usually brief but occasionally prolonged, that occur at the transition from wakefulness to sleep (hypnagogic) or from sleep to wakefulness (hypnopompic). When we are in the hypnagogic state, we sometimes experience hypnagogic twitches, or slight muscle spasms.
‘Hypnagogic Spirographia’ is an excerpt from ’26 Suicides’.
26 Suicides is a 27 chapter, non-narrative new media art work.
**26 Suicides was initially designed to use surround sound and multi channel video to deliver an enveloping, synesthetic experience. 26 Suicides is currently being remixed as a virtual reality art experience.**
It is the personal and intimate testimony of my synesthetic life. The 26 Suicides installation uses 10 audio (surround) sound channels and 8 video channels to deliver an enveloping, synesthetic experience. The videos here on Vimeo are excerpts. They are single channel video with stereo audio, offering a taste of the installation.
Watch them if you are not afraid of dangerous modern art.
The compression on Vimeo has squished most of the goodness out of this work, if you are interested, ask me about getting the high-res version.
See more here: www.26suicides.com
Sound and visuals by BK.
All rights reserved, all rights waived.
Tools used: Cinema 4d, X-Particles, After Effects, Digital Performer