An experimental film for submission to the Art After Dark event in Kingston Ontario. Art After Dark is an event held twice a year to showcase the excellent galleries and art that can be found in Downtown Kingston. This piece was submitted to the participating gallery Modern Fuel, in May 2012.
A life sent into a downward spiral in the wake of a traumatic motor vehicle accident. This short documentary chronicles Amine's dark experiences with various painkiller medications thought to erase his pain; and how he finds eventual salvation in medicinal cannabis. A critique on the outdated healthcare practice of prescribing opiate based medications to "treat" pain in patients and it's long-term consequences.
Mycrophobia is a gallery installation that utilizes space and amplified presence of the abject to invoke a sense of fear, or phobia in the audience. It is up to the viewer to decide between aversion or attraction, like moths to the glowing lightbox frame which responds to the presence of the audience, immersed in a space which uses massive projections of phobia-inducing subjects, magnified hundreds of times larger in scale. The elements of the installation use electronic presence to confer life upon the organic forms of the on-screen media, giving the glowing frames and flickering projection an ethereal (yet commanding) occupation of the white-walled, darkened space.
Treading in deep water, immersed in the sublimity of your fear, an eerie warmth falls over you.
Documentation of Integrated Media Installation at OCADU gallery. Single Channel Projection, Stereo Audio, Photographic Installation, Electronic Control Components. Nathan Piquette-Miller.