2011 | 00:05:03 | United States | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video
Collection: Single Titles
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The Wake was filmed at the Invertebrate Zoology department of the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh. In this department there are old cabinets full of categorized butterfly specimens, neatly ordered in drawers. I released into this space 100 live butterflies that flew among the dead specimens. The result is as if these dead specimens have now come to life.
The work explores themes such as resurrection, life/death, release from captivity to freedom, and the transition from sleep to new consciousness. Leaving behind old memories and ideas to explore new ones. Conveying hope for a new discovered freedom.
-- Dana Levy
Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.
Prizes + Awards
Open Studio Award, Dumbo Arts Festival
PremiereAIR Gallery 9th Bienalle
Exhibitions + Festivals
Athens International Film/Video Festival, Athens, OH, 2012
VideoEx, Zurich, Switzerland, 2012