Video

Chess Players in Space

Michael McRae

1998, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 625.00

My intent was to explain the theme of ESP because of an article claiming scientific verification of telepathy as FM transmission from brain neurons (Infobeat.com, Dec. 1997). I wanted to tie in the effect of the Roswell incident with the gay community because this project originated with Making Scenes.
UFO related photographs such as the Face on Mars and the alien autopsy are intentionally blurred. A walnut swallowed by Einstein represents wisdom. A pink triangle is used to point to the witch hunt morality of the 1950s. This piece finishes with a colourful montage of images.

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