“That humanity at large will ever be able to dispense with Artificial Paradises seems very unlikely. ... the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principal appetites of the soul.”
ALDOUS HUXLEY, The Doors of Perception, 1954
The loopable Motion Canvas of Forever & Ever The End exploits the rules of depth perception to create a hypnotic arrangement. This visual stimulus combined with rhythmic sound, as a forced synesthetic experience, anticipates a powerfully acting trend towards the lowered cortical vigilance of an ecstatic trance state. The percussive music directly affects the visual’s movement and plays a central role in navigating the ritual space. Whether as a room-wide interactive portal or online egress, Forever & Ever The End presents a tool for awakening the latent unconscious mind. Blurring the boundary of subject and object, the gateway is opened, the threshold breached, a transcendent Truth revealed.