public spectacle

by Wild Torus

✔i†@ ⎣u⎣u   ĐƐ∀†h PantZ

yoga mats, PVC pipe, coconut water (150 oz), coconuts, cantaloupe, bucket, reflective Mylar, wood, tape, paint, fabric, colored lights, DMX light controller, fog machine, 2 stereo amplifiers,  2 subwoofers, 3 projectors, 2 speakers, Nikon digital camera, tripod, Macbook, Akai Midi keyboard, cords

Reality ĐƐ∀†h PantZ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lululemon_Athletica#2011_murder_of_Jayna_Murray

2 women join in the spiritual embrace of Yogasutra to celebrate the coming of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. They follow the commands of a sensory environment of light, sound, digital imagery, and kinetic sculpture that is manipulated by 2 voyeur controllers. The performers beckon demonic spirits as they reach deeper into an alternate reality. What transgresses is recorded by web cameras affixed to the women’s heads and streamed live to the online video chat community, Tinychat.

WILD TORUS / Loney Lauren Abrams / <eller

Chinatown, NYC / December 2012

by Wild Torus

WILD TORUS / <eller / Thickly Painted Walls

LuLu VitA पैंटDE@TH pant†Z

2 women join in the spiritual embrace of Yogasutra to celebrate the coming of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. They follow the commands of a sensory environment of light, sound, digital imagery, and kinetic sculpture that is manipulated by 2 voyeur controllers. The performers beckon demonic spirits as they reach deeper into an alternate reality. What transgresses is recorded by web cameras affixed to the women’s heads and streamed live to the online video chat community, Tinychat.

[second-sourced documentation of performance installation]

WILD TORUS w/ Loney Lauren Abrams

Greasy Pink / December 2012

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.