In a space of one and a half bodies is a minimally constructed installation for the Kosmic Apollo event on March 21st at Makers Space North. This installation seeks to draw the viewer into an experience of the merger of worlds. Rather than simply remaining a passive observer of the ‘real’ at-a-distance, the viewer is confronted with a choice to encounter the other half. This other half is none other than that of the ‘dream’. The installation is designed in such a way that a central pathway of lush, green sod leads into an ever increasing density of hanging white threads that act to symbolize rolling clouds converging on mountain hills, where greener pastures remain. By engaging the installation and entering into its space with the transition from the sod to the clouds the viewer is essentially, traversing the unknown zone of convergence and experiencing its surreal quality.
What can be discovered at the centre of this convergence is a unique and puzzling experience namely, the epiphany. In the centre of the installation amongst the density of the hanging threads there is a ‘carved out’ circular space no bigger than one and a half bodies. Forming a perfect circle, this space is occupied by a hanging light that represents the moment of creative illumination, which is the end result of the exploration of the unknown. In the body’s encounter with the merger of the everyday and the dream world, amongst the surreal, conceivably a moment of stillness can be realized. In a space of one and a half bodies seeks to capture that moment.