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New Media: Glass, Lights, LED on Glass, Stone.
by Mery Crystal Ra VIDEO:
is a meditative/transformative/metamorphic statement combining light, glass and animation. The unique and unusual project was installed in an underground tunnel at the Estonian Mining Museum in Kohtla-Nõmme, Estonia. Artist/creator MERY CRYSTAL RA (aka Meeli Koiva) explains that “Parasite Beach became my underground residence, where I slept inside a White Baldachine Bed, surrounded by stalactites and the power of human imagination. My thoughts and dreams were projected onto a screen behind me, creating real-time and continually evolving displays of light and sound.”
The goal of PARASITE BEACH was making imaginative energy visible to the naked eye. This was accomplished through the highly innovative use of computers, projectors, glass sculpture and various types of lighting. “My dreams at night became visible, creating vivid images for visitors to the exhibit,” says the artist. “Sometimes I felt myself transformed into a mystical stalactite bird flying through stalactite rain. Sometimes I felt like a bug, with many arms. It was an amazing and transformative experience!”
Artist Mery Crystal Ra was asked by the Estonian Mining Museum to create a unique and innovative project composed of integrated light, glass, video and sound. The artist’s dreams and imagination were shared vividly with visitors in truly remarkable underground space. Videos describe the imaginations / dreams at night / mystical transformations /somewhere near Baldachine BED. The creative result of a meditative process, conducted in a mining tunnel. A human body in the process of transformation. Connecting the world of dreams to the waking world, through art, glass, light and meditation. Final part poetry: Woman becomes stalactite bird / stalactite bird becomes stalactite rain / stalactite rain flows up / glass stalactite sticks/ lying through / the glass floor / over the sea / diagonally / only / the traces / wafting across / the mirror floor / into the wind.
Video on the backround of the White Baldachine Bed is an artist speech- statement "creative humans versus human-robots / who is the winner?
PARASITE BEACH by Mery Crystal Ra video:
Size: 200 W x 200 H x 800 in