Can Pills Sing a Lullaby?


Can Pills Sing a Lullaby? 2017 Single-channel video with sound, 7:10 minutes, looped Hand-blown glass sculpture Video screen embedded in white acrylic On/off switch 15 x 20 x 8 in / 38 x 51 x 20 cm Edition: unique

Can Pills Sing a Lullaby?
2017

Single-channel video with sound, 7:10 minutes, looped
Hand-blown glass sculpture
Video screen embedded in white acrylic
On/off switch
15 x 20 x 8 in / 38 x 51 x 20 cm
Edition: unique

 
 

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.

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Michiko Sakano and her team making glass sculptures at Urban Glass, New York.