net video

In Dreams Death Kingdom

2003

NETBASED VIDEOART

The title of this work came from a verse of T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Hollow Men” (1925). In Death’s Dream Kingdom has the structure of an audio-visual poem, inspired on the English modernism (experimentalism): dead time without anecdote, collage of realistic pictures with images of the subconscious and a synchronous montage using the technique of simultaneous accumulation of time.
The video was recorded in institutions that house disabled people whose sense of perception is altered. The soundtrack – a combination of silence and minimal sounds – was made out of distorted noises from airplanes’ black boxes, mechanical machines and apparently nonsense monologues.
The network version of this piece uses the nonlinear possibilities of an interactive interface to allow the user/spectator to build up their own reading, their own path and their own version of the work.

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