Sound Check Triptych Protozoa
posted by July 24 at 13:08 PMon
The lasers at the Pacific Science Center Laser Dome aren’t just thin lime green lines of light. They are full color, 3D, multiple source flames of kaleidoscope. Ivan the laserist is a true arteest. The smoke machine spews and the lasers lick your face. The spindled hypno-tapestry patterns roll and spray butterfly wings with scattershot geometry. The proper way to view in the laser dome is to lie down. Ivan will splice you into a whale. There is earth and vertigo. The mothership heaves the motherboard overboard, who are the creatures that go? This is the dawning of the age of laserius.
Dang, who dosed me?
Voyager One played in the Laser Dome this past Saturday night. They’ve never sounded better. They are the perfect laser band. (Show preview.) Big round sound in a big round room. It was a gothic shoegaze séance. Very, very tight. Tight enough to drift to. Highlights were “Gun,” “Bed of Sound,” “Asleep in a Stereo Field,” “Satellite Eye,” and their cover of Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh?” V1 has just released a new single + remixes called Bed of Sound. Download at Voyagerone.net.
And then there were the 16mm projections from Projectorhead. Yes, lasers and projections. Projectorhead uses up to five projectors and shows scenes from old movies and science films. It’s a subconscious interplay, ambiguous windows into what you may or may not be thinking. Scenes cut from summer camp horror stories to WWII rifle training, to water ballet, to Godzilla, and finally to lava.
Lasers and projections and Voyager One. An ultra fitting combination. A triptych for sure. A three-piece. The father, the sun, and the holy spear jet.
The only thing to do was sit back or lie down and take it all in. The laser dome spun the electron shell. Tungsten is the filament that makes light bulbs work. I now understand. Get inside the tungsten. Projectorhead cuts to a new scene, Voyager One starts a new song, and Ivan goes light-speed.
You are protozoa. A one-celled organism. And you’re shooting through space.
(Pictures by: Brook Sorgen)