Spirits, single channel video by Nicole Cohen
Spirits is a video art work of a room of Cabinets of Curiosity (a science room in the 18th Century in France, for exploration of the natural world). The image of the room is scanned and looks as if you enter into it. Layered and integrated into the image are natural objects, i.e. Roses, gems, diamonds, and more, that are made in 3D animation, and float and travel through space that appear more like a dream state or meditation room. The room is from a French interior book of a Palace in France that still exists. The contrast of natural objects to digitized ones, makes this digital art, and reveals human needs to connect with nature and even design it by mimicking it with technology. There are a lot of layers at an interplay here that alter ones reality, however makes it believable by the realism of the composition and atmospheric perspective. The sound gives the viewer a way to enter into the video and visualize it differently each time.