Cosmos in a Box
I've teamed up with up with SWEATSHOPPE to create Ouroboros, an immersive 3D video installation in the Soho district of New York City. The concept developed from ideas I kicked around on Reality Sandwich a few years ago, mainly on how the medium of television can evolve our consciousness. Applying a technique developed by SWEATSHOPPE, aka Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy, the kaleidoscopic video of Ouroboros flows through black holographic space, following the evolution of consciousness from the Big Bang to today.
The installation is a work of visual poetry that contains animated mandalas, geometry and collages. We aim to convey the unity of the cosmos in the realms of matter, life and spirit, and to do it through direct experience rather than words. Ouroboros provides a rich psychedelic atmosphere for contemplation, and there's comfortable floor seating to encourage long viewing sessions. 3D glasses are provided.
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Ouroboros opening time & place 6 - 8 PM, Thur, March 18, Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway (between Prince & Spring). It can be viewed until April 23.
After the opening is the Ouroboros Video Block Party, featuring artists, performers and DJs to benefit White Box from 9 pm – dawn. On the roster are Seth Carnes, Ali Hossaini, Hye Rim Lee, Shantell Martin, Devan Simunovich, SWEATSHOPPE, Vangeline Theater plus DJs are Smirk of Wolf + Lamb Music, Josh Doubles of Backseat Buzz, and Kimyon.
Ouroboros Video Block Party time & place 9 PM - dawn, March 18 (tonight!) at White Box, 329 Broome Street at Bowery