Can Pills Choose What Dream We Dream?


 Can Pills Choose What Dream We Dream? 2018 Multi-channel video with sound, 8:30 minutes, looped Hand-blown glass sculpture Video screen embedded in black acrylic On/off switch and sound knob 22 x 7 x 7inches / 55.5 x 42 x 18cm

Can Pills Choose What Dream We Dream?
2018
Multi-channel video with sound, 8:30 minutes, looped
Hand-blown glass sculpture
Video screen embedded in black acrylic
On/off switch and sound knob
22 x 7 x 7inches / 55.5 x 42 x 18cm

 
 

Loher’s new glass series is inspired by the shape of a neuron - the basic building block of the nervous system. At the center of the hand-blown glass sculpture, the glass is magnified to represent the nucleus, the core of the cell where we form our DNA.
Peering into the nucleus tiny creatures float to form the chemical formulas found in medications to treat mental disorders such as Depression, ADHD and Insomnia. Dancing pills provoke the viewer to contemplate on how drugs may affect the mind. As the pills move away from the screen, human faces appear in a lab-like surrounding as they gaze to the viewer.
To create these moving images Loher and the Videoplanet-team staged choreographed dance with back light in the bird’s eye view and experimented with various new techniques in their Video-laboratory.

 Michiko Sakano and her tram making the glass sculptures at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY.

Michiko Sakano and her tram making the glass sculptures at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY.