Dark Hallucinations – by Diego Salinas
An immersive audiovisual installation by Funken Studio, a chronicle of darkness where life loses every possible grip
2017 | Black & White | Chile | Disease | Experimental | Video Art
Dark Hallucinations is an experimental short film directed by Diego Salinas. Intended as an installation by Funken Studio collective, this short reveals the relationship between expectation and perception when intersected with a physical dark space. During this three minutes visual experience, we are basking in the depths of darkness, floating in a pitch black tomb where life loses every possible grip.
Living and working in Brooklyn, Diego Salinas is a video designer and visual artist developing content for film, experiential events, installations and motion graphics. He has worked in different branches of art and design, with his work mainly oriented to the development of an experimental audiovisual language through a mix of video, light and sound.
Like in Where Is Everybody?, the pilot episode of The Twilight Zone, or in This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun (the Moroccan writer depicted the hellhole of Tazmamart, where the inmates were thrown into underground cells 10ft long and 5ft wide), Dark Hallucinations is an immersive audiovisual installation inspired by The Prisoner’s Cinema phenomenon. This phenomenon has been reported by prisoners confined to dark cells and by others kept in darkness, voluntarily or not, for long periods of time.comments powered by Disqus