Experimental Video Artist Portrays UFOs as Fine Line Between Utopia and Dystopia

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 5:12PM
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 5:12PM
Experimental Video Artist Portrays UFOs as Fine Line Between Utopia and Dystopia

In her new video series, "Sightings," Montreal-based experimental video artist Sabrina Ratté creates an abstract visual representation of UFOs and other paranormal phenomena. 

 

"With Sightings, I was interested in exploring the idea of UFO sightings in the same light; on a fine line between a utopic and dystopic representation of another world, in which we project our greatest hopes or our greatest fears," she said.

 

Here is the full video for the first installment of the series, "Littoral Zones," which first appeared on The Creators Project

 

[Credit: Sabrina Ratté]

 

While the final two installments are not yet available, Ratté has provided picture previews:

 

Landfall:

 

[Credit: Sabrina Ratté]

 

Habitat:

 

[Credit: Sabrina Ratté]

 

The video is fairly opaque, but is undoubtedly sci-fi in nature, exploring the potential of paranormal phenomena to serve as representations of psychological phenomena. The series "depicts the mind as an architectural space where the psychological projections are so tangible that they become a believable reality," said Ratté. "This series explore the possibilities of creating 3D architectural spaces without using specialized 3D softwares, but rather by using analog video equipment and digital collage. The idea of projection is present in a lot of my videos; projecting oneself into a virtual space for example, or inside a utopic reality."

Science Fiction
Sci-Fi Art