"Sonnet 27" is inspired by the scientific research regarding the brain's ability to produce the chemicals that bind to the same receptors as does marijuana. These receptors are involved in certain crucial cognitive functions, including our ability to learn, control emotions, and mitigate traumatic memories. The video installation alludes to the pre-historical contact between human and marijuana. Aside from the simulated cave painting and a Neolithic child, the shifting scenery between brain cells and dramatic landscape creates impressions of distant memories and altered streams of consciousness. The film is produced and presented in a unusual 5120x800 resolution. Four to Five projectors are blended into one seamless ultra panoramic video. The work features powerful microscopic imaging of neurons and footage captured by an ultra-high definition RED camera.
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- Art form: Time-Based
- Depth: variable based on space
- Medium: ultra panoramic video
- Width: variable based on space
- Year created: 2013
- Height: variable based on space
Venue & Connection Information
The piece is a video installation. The artist will provide the equipment, including 5 projectors, a computer, and audio speakers. It is best situated in a room that can be darken. A long wall is ideal for the super panoramic projection.
- Special Lighting needed: Yes
- Internet needed: No
- Indoor Space needed: Yes
- Outdoor Space needed: No
- Audio/Video needed: Yes
- Electrical needed: Yes