A young blonde woman* and her camera engage in a conversation with The Oculus, an enigmatic installation consisting of approximately 275 speakers, 40 amplifiers, 3000 ft of speaker wire, Mac Mini, Motu Audio interface, wool acoustic flooring, and pink, white and brown noise created by Kate Short in the tower of the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California.
All parties brought unique dimensions to the conversation, leaving the human to recount: "While inside The Oculus, I experienced something I never have before, and never will again."
She later said: "Sound, history, technology, and my identity all seemed to blend, in such a way that I was also reminded how my body separates me from the world while also being the only thing that allows me to occupy it. Sometimes it feels as if we share sounds more collectively than we share sights, and The Oculus reminded me that this is not illusory."
The Oculus declined to comment on the conversation, instead allegedly requesting that this video be used as a transcript of their encounter and that the song "Läuft... Heisst Das Es Läuft Oder Es Kommt Bald... Läuft" by Faust (Faust IV, 1973) act as accompaniment.
Learn more about The Oculus and its creator, Kate Short : kateleeshort.com