"The Initiation" web art presents a journey that is both mysterious and intriguing, as well as playful, in the context of the discovery of a sacred territory. A series of shockwave animations this interactive work takes viewers on a spiritual and emotional journey.
"The Initiation" web art presents a journey that is both mysterious and intriguing, as well as playful, in the context of the discovery of a sacred territory. With a set of symbols as its starting point, the exhibit offers reference points that support the investigation of the mysteries inherent in the relationship between art and magic. Here, the visitor can get involved as gradually and as deeply as his or her whim dictates in a process that reflects the process of initiation itself. This journey can either bring a visit to a Museum of Anthropology to mind; or be experienced as a sort of meditative contemplation. Here, it is possible to encounter Artaud in the land of the Tarahumas; meet a bear family in Siberia; hallucinate visions of giant insects; sound some primitive drums; invoke the spirits of the ancestors and of the dead; float above strange landscapes; or discover who the Yellow Maiden is!!!
Juxtaposed on the image of a constellation, the icons give access to internet zones that are composed of animated sequences, fixed images, sound effects, narrative segments, etc. The navigation mode is simple; one only needs to click on a hyperlinked area to start a sequence. The inter-activity is modelled to follow one's interests, intuition or curiosity.
"The Initiation" is an internet work produced within the framework of the
- Year Created: 2000
- Submitted to ArtBase: Sunday Nov 11th, 2001
- Original Url: http://www.sat.qc.ca/chamane
- Permalink: http://www.sat.qc.ca/chamane
- JOSEPH LEFEVRE,
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