(play video above)
(for Gamelan Dharma Swara Gender Wayang)
1. a series of thoughts, images of emotions occurring during sleep and presented in parts of sections as a composed work while awake.
2. a series of thoughts, images, or emotions composed while awake and presented in parts or sections for the purposes of informing and/or inspiring similar activity during sleep
Dreamptych 1 is a visual abstraction of traditional Balinese dance & shadow theater and American psychedelic liquid light shows of the mid-1960s.
Mixed live in one-take, archival footage of Balinese dancers is dynamically transformed into layered, multi-color modules. These modules appear and reappear with varying clarity throughout the 1/2 hour video loop, creating mystery and discovery for the viewer. While the visual forms of dance, shadow imagery, and multi-color modules are usually are only seen in context of musical accompaniment, they are presented silent and stripped-down to be viewed in non-culturally specific contexts with or without music.