Artist Alexis Gideon talks about myth and memory in his newest animated video opera: The Comet and The Glacier. He brings a unique musical narrative to life at Locust Projects, Miami, Florida, with musical compositions, sculpted clay reliefs, glass paintings, stop-motion animations, videos and live performances. Gideon’s intense multi-media environmental project takes visitors on a journey into his imagination, a place where reality and fiction are confused. The immersive installation sets the stage for his live opera presentations during Miami Art Week 2016. Sparked by the artist’s childhood memories, The Comet and the Glacier is a cautionary tale that ponders the consequences of our fabricated personal and cultural histories.
Edited from live broadcast recording on Jolt Radio, Miami, Florida, 16 Nov 2016
Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Photos courtesy Alexis Gideon, Locust Projects, and Fresh Art International | Sound effects courtesy Alexis Gideon