International Sculpture Center

   

DIRECTORY

Paul Raff

Lucid Dream
1998

Video, Photography

Underwater video was used to record bodies in a “gravity free” fall. The video was montaged and projected onto the exposed wall of a freight elevator. The playback of the video was synchronized with the movement of the elevator; it played forward while the elevator went up, paused when it stopped, and played backwards when the elevator went down. This created the illusion that the falling bodies were in the same architectural time and space as the person watching from the elevator.