**Official selection at the ILMIÖ music & arts festival 2017, Turku Finland**
“Direct Line to God" is a video sculpture piece that explores how we use narratives to organize chaos into a meaningful story. The video is comprised of eight layers of transparent audio and video simultaneously playing one over the other. These videos range from totally innocuous church sermons to apocalyptic predictions derived from western pop culture.
When stories are taken out of their context they become chaotic again, breaking the tenuous narrative. Once narratives are broken out, they begin to conflict with reality. One dominant western narrative is Christianity.
The video is normally presented as part of a sculpture that is based off a real life piece in St.Paul’s church in Israel. The sculpture itself hangs on a wall just above the average person’s line of sight. Participants put on headphones in a darkened room and are left alone with the video and sculpture. They are able to audibly identify different layers, or narratives within the video.
The messages that the audience choose to hear allow for them to uncover their own meaning, and discover the tenuous context that narratives live in. The final scene of the video sees all other videos fade out, leaving behind a singular message.
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