Robby Herbst and Karl Erickson
Colors Are Different as Every Different Thing Is Different

In life just as Sun Ra’s act expanded beyond the stages set up to contain him, we are similarly interested in the liquid light show as it moves from gallery to be-in, then to arena and planetarium, and from rec. room to your mind. The lightshow is the visual representation of a transcendent philosophy- a total energy, where glorious sensory experiences, not empirical judgments, are truth. In our video “Colors Are Different As Every Different Thing Is Different” we were formally interested in having individuals mirror this by becoming color and movement. Whether 2 white artists exploring the spectrum of Ra’s blackness can ultimately imbue the viewer with a sense of psychedelic disarray where colors, movement and language swirl about, that is not for us to say. However as this piece was made in the sprit of Sun Ra, we know that it does communicate that other worlds are possible.

Colors Are Different as Every Different Thing Is Different | 2011 | Collaboration, Video | Comments (0)