Mermaid Octopus and Fish is a multi screen video piece that is projected onto the water and concrete wall of the river. It is made for the HOOSAC RIVER LIGHTS IIa in North Adams, MA.
We participated in the same festival in 2008 and created a mural of wishing lights which turned on with a coin.
For 2009, the theme was the native trouts inhabiting the river. Doing the project in 2008, we found the concrete wall and the shallow river underneath the bridge could be very interesting as a video screen. So, in 2009 we decided to project videos of real and imaginary creatures (mermaid, octopus and fish) on the shallow water and the concrete wall and try to visualize what it would be like to have the river’s nature back to life.
Collaborators Rikayo Horimizu, Ganesh Ramanathan, Matt Hopkins (The music you hear from the video is from Matt Hopikins. Though we didn’t plan to collaborate, the music added a lot of dimension to the piece on the site)
Fund We were funded by numerous supporters through Kickstarter
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HOOSAC RIVER LIGHTS III, North Adams, MA, Nov 2010
HOOSAC RIVER LIGHTS IIa, North Adams, MA, Oct 2009