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Purple Haze

Purple Haze

4k video, color,  audio stereo
Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately, things they don’t seem the same
Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky
Purple haze all in my eyes
Don’t know if it’s day or night
You got me blowin’, blowin’ my mind
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?
Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix, 1967

Watching Purple Haze one might travel to a dystopian future. One in which ocean becomes acid because of Co2 pollution and some sessile species such as corals, are not able to survive. However, in this dark scenario, the video focuses on micro-biological resilience. All marine species spotted in the proximity of fumaroles in Roca Redonda active volcano (Galápagos Archipelago) are presenting a survival mechanism that allows them to inhabit this unpleasant environment. In this sense, Purple Haze relates to future becomings and the relationship between micro and macro-cosmos by means of an investigation on symbiosis and interspecific cooperation.


Photos by Ricardo Bohorquez at XIV Bienal de Cuenca