SCAN (single channel)

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CAROLE KIM direction/video installation
JESSE GILBERT audio visualization
MOSES HACMON live-feed video
JANELLE WEATHERFORD lighting design/technical direction
BILL BALLOU technical direction/design

SCAN is a sculptural video installation that was brought to life through performance.  The single channel video by the same name was created from the live footage shot from the subjective point-of-view from within a tunnel-shaped space carved out of multiple layers of black screen mesh.  The video traces the journey of a person passing through a hypothetical scanning device of human consciousness as he enters into “mind space.”  Immersion has been an important keyword in the circles of media artists working with installation. Carole Kim’s installations have less to do with a desire to attain an “augmented reality” or a “virtual reality” than a hybrid space in which both illusory and actual merge together in an other worldly environment. The black mesh becomes a matrix to hold the floating gesture: sewn mono filament, drawn trails of glue, planes of a tonal range of netting. To move through and experience this interstitial projection space might be just one way of comprehending space in a slightly different way than we are used to encountering, allowing us to observe and contemplate the unexpected. 

Inspiration sources:
“The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds in a Material World,” by Colin McGinn
“The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos” by Brian Greene

“Maybe objective space has a structure that enables it to contain both mind and matter in a smooth and natural way, but the manner of this containment is not part of our current understanding of space…In other words, it is only our ignorance of space that makes us think that consciousness is nonspatial.” [Colin McGinn]

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