This short work, ‘I met a man today. With Cancer.’ comes from a recent experience.
In a few short words and too brief a time, I learned that this man sitting next to me had just been given a death sentence by his doctors. It upset me, and the encounter haunts me, but of course, that is nothing compared to what he is going through.
Why didn’t I hug this guy as I got off the tram?
The text is deliberately obscured,
I find it hard to face what was said.
This 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