mechanical

by Wild Torus

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Internet imagery and sound from Google search terms inc. “twerkin boppin”, “Pope Francis”, “Innerspace”, “Trichotillomania”, “Kirklian photograph”, “tesla coil”, “colonoscopy”, “tetragrammatron”, "Yuri Garagarin first space voyage", 2 screens (reverse projection), cuboctahedron cage, lazer, Bowflex® cables, rappel harness, carabiners, winch, wood, wire, tape, reflective Mylar, mirrored Plexiglas shards, body paint, fabric, light ropes, aluminum paint buckets, oil (vegetable), duct tape, large trash bag, paint suit, antique gas mask, microphone, DMX light control board, colored lights, 2 stereo amplifiers, 2 JL subwoofers, 2 Kicker subwoofers, subwoofer amplifier, 2 projectors, Peavey amplifier, Macbook Pro (with Retina display), cords

[performance documentation]

WILD TORUS w/ Goldie Salimkhan + Raquel Du Toit

IийERSPɐCE / April 2013

Wall paintings by Adrian Tone

Videography / Brad + Margaret

by Wild Torus

Viral Shadow [short video documentation]

–one part mirrored mosaic tunnel / one part digital + mechanical shadowroom–

//Viral Shadow invites visitors to step into an immersive, alternate space that mimics a wormhole escape from reality. Combining the magical, mysterious, and horrific, Viral Shadow–a full-on sensory public spectacle. Visitors first enter through a dark, velvety curtain. The tunnel is cave-like and fully covered with tiled and distorted mirrors. The space is crystalline with mirrors, dark but glowing with colored light at the other end. Wind in the entryway creates an ethereal atmosphere. // Upon entering the other side, one is confronted with a spidery, human-scale robot of a microscopic Virus. A human spider silhouette rapidly crawls from wall to wall. Grating sound reverberates throughout the room, echoing out into the tunnel. Foggy vapor immerses the visitor’s surroundings, taking on the appearance of a mysterious gas. After one has fully traversed the wild wormhole, they exit back out into their former reality.