Dark Islanders I-IV

Collaborative works by Joel Hurlburt & Timo Menke

The ongoing project Dark Optics and Thick Film operates with a 2,5D-approach to flatness and depth related to a new perception of space and body. Volumetric Video, the term used for the techniques applied in this project, offers the chance for a second lens to enter and navigate the scene. What is reviled is a vision strafed with blind spots and occlusions, one in which the viewer is lift to navigate a non-space of thick inky black. The audience is invited not only to get “behind the scene”, but even “behind the screen” or “behind the skin”, an inside-out experience of the human body.

Dark Islanders I
HD Video loop, 2018, 0:47 min, color, silent ​

Dark Islanders II
HD Video loop, 2018, 2:29 min, color, silent

Dark Islanders III
HD Video loop, 2018, 2:29 min, color, silent ​

Dark Islanders IV
HD Video loop, 2018, 1:22 min, color, silent

Installation with HD video loops for custom-built screens or back projections, 2018, color, silent, various sizes and durations. New versions are in production. Contact me for editions and pricing.

Shows and Screenings

TitleVenueCountryFromTo
Greenpoint Gallery Night “link”Plexus Projects Vitrine, Brooklyn, NYUSA2019-04-192019-04-19
Dark Optics and Thick Film “link”ID:I Galleri, Tjärhovsgatan 19, 116 28 StockholmSweden2018-12-142019-01-04