The Night Bobby Found Christ in an Abandoned Subway Car

I dedicate this post to ‘WTF am I on about now?

Her post about photography in in virtual worlds was
the prompt I needed to finish this abandoned video.

I made this video from high-resolution panels that I staged
and shot in virtual reality and processed in multiple apps.
I cropped a cover of Silent Night that I found at the
Internet Archives.

It’s a Gregorian chant.

To the best of my knowledge the recording is in the
public domain.

The thing I like best about the Nativity story is that God
decides to incarnate among the poor and oppressed.

If you take the story literally the omnipotent God of Israel
becomes a lowly Jewish bastard whose life is in jeopardy
from conception.

I wondered how God would incarnate in today’s world
and came up with the idea of a homeless guy who finds the
Christ child in an abandoned subway car.

I got the idea from Dark Days, a documentary made
in the 1990’s about homeless people who live in the
abandoned subway tunnels of New York.

I use two photo-shopped frames from the documentary
as an homage to it.

I first came up with this idea in 2011 but didn’t have
the skill I needed to make it work the way I envisioned
it.

Season’s Greetings to the World!

May we find our way back to the light.

35 thoughts on “The Night Bobby Found Christ in an Abandoned Subway Car

      1. I’ve got the hardware for it…my problem is that I have to be careful about using VR because it image requires a ‘controlled’ use of my symptoms or alternates. If they become completely autonomous again life in the real world is hellish. So I limit the use of VR to twice a month. But I’d love to learn how to make a good high resolution video — If I didn’t have DID I’d be endlessly fascinated with Virtual Reality as a means of making art and performance.,

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      2. You have such a talent Rob, and I loved the way you put all of this together. I wouldn’t be able to stand using VR that much either so can understand why you have to limit your time with it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Yes. Although it sounds judgemental of me; I will never understand people who see a tool like VR as nothing more than a way to indulge in ersatz consumerism. That could also just be my inability to understand the gaming mentality.

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  1. This is, I’m struggling to find the right words, Rob, astonishing, moving, thank you. And thank you for bringing this, sharing it with those who visit my blog party. Hope this week treats you kindly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Robert, what you created here is deeply touching. It went straight to my heart and I still have goosebumps. It is basically a very interesting thought how Christ would incarnate today. I can absolutely go with your idea and again. That video says more than thousand words! Thank you for this!

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