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Flood
(a ganzfeld experiment)

Dimensions: variable
Materials: projection screen, custom-made spectacles
Technical: video projector(s), motion graphics, acetate backlit film

Ganzfeld, German for “entire [visual] field”  describes the unsettling sensation of total visual sensory deprivation: when everything in the visual field is the same color and brightness, the visual system shuts down. In the homogenous visual field, white = black = “nothing.” When this occurs for an extended period, the viewer could become subject to phantasmagoric hallucinations, or so-called “prisoner’s cinema.”


In Flood, viewers wear custom “goggles” made from acetate projector film and are seated approximately 7 feet from a large screen, where they view a succession of luminous, vividly colored planes of color, emanating from an overhead projector.