House of Solitude:
Labyrinth Installation Concerto
A VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison production.
Paola Prestini composer
Cornelius Dufallo, violinist
Brad Peterson, projection design
Labyrinth was commissioned by The Krannert Center of the Performing Arts in association with VisionlntoArt and was developed and co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and VisionlntoArt.
HOUSE OF SOLITUDE takes place within a house where three different video panels project three different video images by German video artist Carmen Kordas. The film and sound world hover between the poles of the essential human predicament: the frailty and folly of everyday existence on one hand, and the attempt to attain enlightenment/divinity, on the other. As the work progresses, the labyrinth of life deepens as the multiple violin identities unravel and the sound scape incorporates sounds of everyday life. It is only with the sound of “the hooves of maddened horses” that inspires the protagonist to live with strength. - Paola Prestini, Composer
VisionIntoArt offers me a great platform in collaboration with my images and videos reaching a higher level through their ambitious and to me very inspiring music compositions. The visual implementation of The House of Solitude/Labyrinth will be more like an installation. The projection screens would present a three dimensional hologram emphasizing the journey of a physical and mental labyrinth leading us through the mind of the male character in this piece by using 3 gaze screens as a projection surface.
I generate all of my footage in the physical world, and morph it into the fluid shapes of dreams. There, they take a life of their own: they contort, grow, fuse, and age– they remind us where life originated and where we might be all headed – off into an unknown dimension. Carmen