"At the Still Point" is a 5-channel installation, shown at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY, from March 6 to April 11, 2010. The first 20 minutes of a 29 1/2 minute work.
Soundscape: Stephen Vitiello
Software design: Gian Pablo Villamil
Audio Recording: Paul Geluso (Harvestworks, New York)
"At the Still Point" consists of five 21 feet tall, 7 feet wide video projections. The large vertical projections reference altarpieces that unfold over multiple panels. The slow-moving video images rise above the viewers, engulfing their field of vision. Exploring cycles of birth, death and renewal, these images portray sites such as the ship breaking yard at Alang, where retired Western ships are dismantled and fully recycled by masses of Indian workers; the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, where bodies of the dead burn while age-old Hindu rituals celebrate creation, preservation and destruction; an ancient laundry facility in Mumbai, surrounded by skyscrapers, highways, and train tracks. These images of India are accompanied by an immersive 5.1 surround soundscape created by Stephen Vitiello.
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