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
It’s a Gregorian chant.
To the best of my knowledge the recording is in the
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
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
Season’s Greetings to the World!
May we find our way back to the light.