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HOME > VIDEO INSTALLATIONS > TESSERAE OF VENUS VIDEO INST. FROM TESSERAE OF VENUS PROJECT
TESSERAE OF VENUS (PART ONE): GHOSTDANCE 2009
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Tesserae signal supersaturated carbon and methane topographies of our sister planet, Venus. A dream of Venus arrives tectonically in tesseracts, squishing time, mixing toxins in hopes of a cure, deliriously overheated-- our hothouse landscapes move into a new space/time. In California, large scale energy landscapes, from natural gas and geothermal plants to water control, dominate huge landscapes. Could it be here that the first poetics of a future landscape of carbon saturation appear? What does living in a landscape of massive ambient atmospheric threat and beauty feel like? What is the deep connection between our footsteps, our voices, our machines, our breathing and our planet? How are we finding ourselves in these places both beautiful and dangerous, slipping on the sticky tiles of the tesserae, slimed with carbon-laden air, strange brews, and luscious sunsets...

Sites: Sacramento River Delta Natural Gas; Salton Sea Geothermal System; Ballona Wetlands and the California Aqueduct, Los Angeles.

Technical note: This single channel installation video* combines smaller films from the Tesserae of Venus series into a large ambient work enhanced by the music of Pauline Oliveros.

Concept, direction, cinematography, montage, sound design: Christina McPhee

Ambient site sound composition remixed to Pauline Oliveros, Ghostdance, ©Deep Listening Publications, ASCAP). http://paulineoliveros.us/

A naxsmash group production 2009
 
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Apple HDV 1080i60 digital video 16:9 1920 x 1080 also available in extra long format: 3840 x 1080 or as a two channel work at 1920 x 1080 per screen.

Sound: multichannel (2 to 5) Dolby, 48 khz