Immersive installation project to salute regenerative powers of nature. Luminous environment: video, performance, sound, huge drawings.
The Double Radiance project is a direct response to the time of great change we are living through. The project represents an intersection of the real and the imaginal worlds, and is created with the kind of fierce play required of all of us to meet the extremes of this time. The Earth is expressing herself in tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and eruptions. Our own personal, political and social structures are mirroring those energetic events with their own meltdowns. We are out beyond the comfortable known, and the breadcrumb trail of the fairytale. We may feel uncertain, but the potential for the new is also exciting and enlivening. I want Double Radiance to meet this time as an acknowledgment of the incredible regenerative powers of nature, and as an encouraging beacon to help us welcome this much awaited year, 2012.
Double Radiance is a site-specific installation project, which will showcase new videos and performance during its month long run at RiskPress Gallery. I think of it as an inhabited drawing that frames an unusual view into the hidden aspects of nature’s regenerative storehouse. The gallery will be completely transformed with huge drawings and objects, taken from the new video footage. Huge paintings on translucent scrim and large painted walls will create intriguing interstitial spaces, where you might have an unusual encounter view the new video work. The space will be activated by the play of light and shadow and sound collages. At night, (and there is a lot of night in January), the illuminated gallery windows will flicker with animated shadows. Sound and music is an important aspect of video work, so I am making a first stab at creating a sound collage for the installation. I am very excited that the theater artists, who have loaned their talents to the video works, will be present to perform on three separate evenings during the run of the show. They also promise unannounced appearances on a regular basis.
Double Radiance will showcase four new videos created in the studio, and on the computer. The Green Alembic, Next Diamond, Diamond Field and Earthly Delights, are the creative engines of the project. They are separate, but connected visual explorations of regeneration: the capacity for life-force to constantly renew itself. I have of course taken artistic liberties and my micro reconstructive world is populated with an assortment of kabuki-esque puppeteers, and oddly animated objects. These are all stand ins for the vegetal kingdom, elementals, microbes, energies and earthly systems that work unseen to keep our world vital and alive.
I have always been interested in the intersection of realities and dimensions and I find inspiration in cosmological mysteries, scientific method, string theory, morphic fields, the illusory entrapment of conventional behaviors and beliefs, and the magic of cellular biology. All of these influences are behind Double Radiance but the primary focus is that charged, regenerative power in the natural world, micro to macro, working constantly to renew life-force, even under dire conditions.
This miraculous universal capacity for restorative action, has fascinated me for some time, and has fueled projects like The Rouser Working With the Bright Omens, video 2010; Wicked Engine of Connected Desire, 2007; Breathe, 2005, from 'Signs of LIFE'; Dark Matter, and Vitality, 2003.
So this is where you come in. You can help Double Radiance shine. Your contributions will go rewarded, and will help purchase upgraded software for video editing and sound composing, cable systems, a good microphone, rolls of seamless backdrop paper, scrim yardage and other supplies I need to support the large drawings, along with supplemental floor lighting and three dimensional elements of the install.
I thank you in advance for whatever contribution you can make to this project, and me as the artist-conduit. I have put together some original 'Thank you' gifts to reward your interest and support. Again thanks!
You are part of the shine.
I am very grateful to Bill Kane and Joe MacDonald my studio neighbors at DigitalGrange.com in Petaluma, who offered me their creative blessings with a sponsorship and month-long use of the reserved, RiskPress, gallery space in Sebastopol. This was an incredibly synchronous gift for me to be able to have a venue to create whatever was needed to house the new work! They simply said: 'Go for it!' Create whatever you want and make the gallery come alive.
As long as Kickstarter will allow contributions I will give out rewards! Every little bit will help enormously so pledge away!! Officially funded at 12 noon on November 30, 2011! And thanks for all of your continuing support and enthusiasm for the project, Corey
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A radiant 'Thank you!' card with a photo from one of the new videos, and a DOUBLE RADIANCE paper bracelet.Estimated delivery:
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An 11" x 17" radiant 'Thank you !' copy of the new Non - Periodic Table of Elements printed on frame-ready paperEstimated delivery:
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A radiant 'THANK YOU!' set of four cards with images from the new videos plus a copy of the NonPeriodic Table of Elements.Estimated delivery:
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A radiant 'Thank you!' DVD of all the new videos from the show!Estimated delivery:
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A radiant 'Thank you!' Spiral Hat! Made of foam tubing and wire with chin ties. As shown in videoEstimated delivery:
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A very radiant and lucky 'THANK YOU!' painted scarf or tie depending on your needs.Estimated delivery:
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A Double Radiance 'Thank you!' lamp, composed of an original illuminated drawing, including cord and light. As shown in video, though the drawings will vary.Estimated delivery:
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Your choice of one of several extremely RADIANT 'Thank you!', full color prints from video stills, or original paintings. All printed on archival paper. Selection photos available on request.Estimated delivery:
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An extremely RADIANT original painting selected during a studio visit!Estimated delivery:
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