David Stout

The Clearing




Music and Image: David Stout
Technical Direction: Stephen Lucas

The Clearing is a short linear 360 video captured within a larger real-time Virtual Reality environment. The dreamer awakes inside an organic veined pod-like shelter over 200 ft. high as it slowly expands outward - the placental walls formed of a cyan infused graphite colored plant-like web. The pod-home begins to agitate, opening to a scintillating world of pulsing cyclical growth. Emitted into the luminous moment, you are the entirety of the world. Every element of an unfolding expanse is held in a persistent subtle vibratory motion. In this vast rhizomatic oscillation one thousand conversations travel like bead threaded on sinews of light. Standing in cellular communion on a lake of supple glass, fungal architectures rise and fall and rise again. Mycelium encoded with the potential of civilizations yet to come and travelers long departed.

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