2004 | Experimental video, endless loop
Hypersomnia_ is a disorder characterized by excessive amounts of sleepiness.
Images and sounds run one after each other in a growing tension and intensity.
Common sounds and images representing the “real” world are digitally manipulated and eventually alienated from their primal context, then recombined to create a lo-fi perceptual dimension, a different dream state.
The observer can experience a purely cognitive form of reality through artificially induced sensations.
Hypersomnia (Marco Donnarumma, 2004) questions the fragile border between real and artificial, between the reality we perceive in our everyday life and the innumerable visions invading our mind day by day which nonetheless engage a founding role in the construction of a dark niche enclosing fears, sensations and recursive nightmares. In fact this perceptual system contributes to our ability or disability to establish relationships with the world outside.
Camera, editing, sound design and original music by the author.
Hypersomnia, sleep, sleepiness, disorder, mental, excessive, mind; dark, drone, ambient, field recording; abstraction, non-linear narration, audiovisual real-time processing, augmented perception; video editing, sound design, post-production.
- AnteprimA, Palazzo del Podestà, Ripatransone, Italy, 2004