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HD video, 10:00 min (trailer 3:42 min)


VALS (Values and Lifestyles), borrows from the outskirts of neuroscience and spiritual enlightenment. It appropriates models of audio/visual entrainment, confusion inductions, neuroscience, and transcendence ideology. Material that was gathered through interviews, attending conventions, and found footage come together in a choreography between familiarity, confusion, and ambiguity. VALS looks to be viewed in the periphery where focus and attention is not fixed to the screen but can potentially move inward.


Screened at Galeria Vermelho, Brazil as part of Electric Blue in 2016.

© Daniel Shanken 2022

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