video + 3D, 1920 x 1080px
Casado first created this artwork as an interactive video installation (v01, 2001). It consists of two video screens in which characters poetically “communicate” with each other’s screens via a “virtual black hole”. This version (v04, also from 2001), eliminates the physical elements of the installation and shows the two videos but in one screen.
The different versions of this artwork were shown in Casado’s solo shows at the Picasso Foundation in Spain (2002), Postmasters Gallery in New York (2004) — and more than 20 international New Media festivals.
To read more about the artwork, read this essay (winner of the MIT Excellence Award) by José Carlos Casado & Harkaitz Cano, and this one by Fernando Castro, published in Picasso Foundation’s catalog from Casado’s solo show.
(The 1080p video file attached to this NFT has been re-rendered in 2021 for archival purposes. The original videos were 720 x 480 each transferred to mini-DV and Beta tape).