PICNOLEPSY

Stereobox II Video installation, 2011
3D video, binaural sound, 5’19’’
25 x 15 x 33 cm wood, red-cyan filter, LCD





Picnolepsy— “the epileptic state of consciousness produced by speed, or rather, the consciousness invented by the subject through its very absence: the gaps, glitches,and speed bumps lacing through and defining it.” Paul Virilio


This work explores the border of audio-visual perception and narratives structures and aims to destabilize conventional viewer’s experience. The use of immersive recording technologies - such as anaglyph video and binaural sound- are here used, rather then as “special effect”, as a critical tool to investigate hidden layer of storytelling. The video has been filmed with one camera asking the actress to repeat twice the same acts and changing slightly the point of view of recording. The act of performing is, in this way, captured along its fictional gap. Experimenting with the optical illusion that anaglyph recording technique triggers in the brain, the author explores new ways of representation stressing the limit of narratives structure and of sensorial perception.
What our eyes are learned to perceive as error becomes in this video the chance to see what we usually won't. The presence of a character that moves beyond the stage is perceive through 360° binaural sounds, suggesting new spaces of storytelling and creating new layers of vision that extrude from the conventional space of a monitor.


This worked require 3D anaglyph glasses and use of headphones to be watched.





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