by Soma Lumia
(Darryl Rogers, Troy Merritt, Joe Robinson, Brendan Hodkinson, James Riggall, Mike Cruse, Bruce Andrews)
Sound recordings of the Tarkine Rainforest by permission of Listening Earth (http://www.listeningearth.com)
Takayna HypoStasis is an experimental experiential installation designed to represent the nature of relationship between man and environment. Takayna is the original name for the Tarkine Rainforest. Hypostasis* is the underlying state or underlying substance and is the fundamental reality that supports all else
By simply remaining still in this immersive work, the experience of the rainforest comes to life, when activity is detected the forest goes quiet and loses its vitality. Maybe it is simply by observing that things take on meaning and life.
Soma Lumia is a tech art collective formed around the idea of creating immersive light/video installations that involves light and revelation.