HD 3D Animation with digital audio
25 min. 7 sec
Galleria is a 25-minute, high definition, 3D animation depicting the exterior surfaces of a modern shopping mall recorded by a weightless camera as it slowly traverses its contours and enclosures.
The CGI rendering of the mall parallels its artificiality but also furthers the artificiality by removing imperfections and variation, resulting in a depiction that has a crystal-like clarity. By presenting this at an extremely slow speed, the viewer is confronted with a hyper-synthetic representation of light, shadow, and space. I’m attempting to provide an experience much like that of the Parisian flâneur, whereby the viewer is able to empathize and attach themselves to inanimate objects, light and space in a way to “flow like thought through their physical surroundings…”