LOCATION: THE LUCIELLE - 1301 H Street NE
TIME: 7PM -2AM
THEME: BLUE SCREEN BY BRYAN ELSOM
“Blue Screen” is a three channel video installation designed as an immersive experience. This digitally experiential piece surveys memory, perceptions, knowledge and relationships between three characters by visualizing what has happened, what is happening and what will happen, simultaneously.
“Blue Screen” seeks to explore the structure of narrative. The three depicted characters examine their history, which may be their own emotional projection of what will happen, in simultaneous moments with what is occurring to them on another screen. Scenes and relationships are repeated within an ever changing context. “Blue Screen” is presented on three large video screens, placed in a gallery setting, situated so the viewers can walk in and among the screens. The screens are positioned so that a viewer can only see two of the full screens at once, and a part of the third screen. Images projected on the fronts of the screens are also projected in sync on the backs of each screen. Like the viewer, the physical structure of the installation allows the characters to observe their own lives. They can stand outside the experience, observing their own behavior and the behavior of others. Time is abstracted and fluid.