POEM FOR THE DARKNESS

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Poem for the Darkness
Full Dome Video, 6.1 sound, 6:45
Commissioned for AMT (Art Music Technology) Festival
Fleet Science Center, San Diego
February 2017

Poem for the Darkness, was created for the AMT (Art Music Technology) Festival 2017. This site-specific video was made to be projected in the full immersive planetarium/IMAX dome at the Fleet Science Center, San Diego with 6.1 surround sound. The video wrapped from front to behind, so what appears upside down in the square video here, was right side up behind the viewer. Text scrolled along the base of the screen around the viewer.

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Full Dome IMAX Theater, Fleet Science Center, San Diego.

 

Texts:
Ars Poetica? by Czeslaw Milosz, 1968
Quote from “A Conversation with Kathy Acker by Ellen J. Friedman”, published in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Fall 1989, Volume 9.3

Sound:
Stars and Stripes Forever
written by John Philip Sousa performed by Hector Gallegos, 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpHHyXrt51A
Additional creative commons licensed sound from freesound.org including:
Church bells and chimes from St. Nicholas Cossack Cathedral in Omsk, Russia
AK47 shots and mortar bombs, Qalamoun Syria

All footage Lana Z Caplan 2016

Thank you Mike Lawrence, John Young, Nick Lesley and Ginger Shulick Porcella