Black box

An exploration in capturing visual signals through light. 

Utilising a VR headset to induce visions through a method referred to as the “Ganzfield effect” I then used light to captured through a long exposure camera the shamanic visions I had. The entire performance was held inside a black box to reflect the “black box“ analogy, which pertains to express the process of information going into (input) a complex system (usually an A.I/A.N.N) and then the system mysteriously sorting the input and spitting out the processed answer (output) but with no one knowing how the machine did it due to its complexity.

The organic and physical process of reality is far more complex than our current computer simulations; therefore me performing an organic process in the box is the input and then “the box” translates the experience to digital photos that are fed to the screen for the audience to witness its internal processes which is the box’s output.

Therefore my organic brain will be processing a digital “psychoactive“ input, that I will express organically with my body movements that then will be translated by a digital camera and screen to the organic observers; the audience. This creates a sandwich like organic-digital information processor that marries the two in a symbol of singularity synergy.

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