Resurrection is part of a larger body of work called The Space Between Grief and Morning. It is an interdisciplanary series of works that metaphorically explores the process of grief and mourning in private and public contexts. In 2014, I lost my father. I had been his primary care-giver for over ten years, having moved him and my mother to live with me in Houston. During this time, I had taken care of every aspect of my father’s daily needs while witnessing the slow process of aging, disease, and its effects on the body. This body of work aims to take this very personal experience of loss and translate it to a larger audience by exploring grief and mourning in its various forms.
Resurrection is a single channel 1080p video that incorporates Stereo and Binaural audio. Utilizing actual sounds of my father’s heartbeat and integrating video of blood pumping through his body, this piece attempts to metaphorically speak about the transitioning of life from physical to spiritual planes and the cyclical nature of life. The moon, a significant element within the piece, has a rich tradition in many cultural histories as a referent for death and metaphorically acts as the vessel for this piece. Ideally, this piece is intended to be viewed while listening through headphones to fully experience the transition that happens within the video from stereo sound to a 3D audio experience.