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An Immersive Video Experience

By Artist Andrew Ackerman

Experience: The Cinematic Teaser Trailer

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From The Dark To The Light & The Objects For The Cosmic Sound Tunnel

Featured In The Group Exhibition in New York City

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WATCH The Online Gallery Tour & Discussion 

For The New Group Exhibition in New York City

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DEDICATION

This project is dedicated to Sharon Ackerman.
My mother, muse & friend.
For our forever love.
Love, Always. - A

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ABOUT The Experience

From The Dark To The Light is an immersive video experience by Artist Andrew Ackerman. 
It's multi-level project combining painting, performance, video and sound. It’s a rock & roll spiritual hybrid.
The Experience and The Objects for The Cosmic Sound Tunnel segment of The Experience were featured in
A Throw of The Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, group exhibition at The FlatIron Project Space, New York.
Follow the artist through his world. Travel From The Dark To The Light
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ABOUT The Special Features

The following is a collection of selected segments from the experience. 
The four core pieces which found the project are offered below.
Also, several other segments are also included.
Video stills, video pieces, songs, artist commentary & more.
Enjoy.

 Video Stills

Video Pieces

Songs

Artist Commentary

 More

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Experience the awe of full immersion into Darkness & Light.  
Please Place A Pair of headphones Upon Your Head.
And Begin.

FULL IMMERSION Artist Andrew Ackerman
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The Electric Passage is one of several bridge segments featured in the experience.
Through these bridges, Artist A. ferries experiencers from one level of the experience to the next.
This particular sequence is one of two featuring Alessa, Artist A's Keytar, on screen.

The Electric passage is a fusion of Keytar Rock Performance and Green Screen animation. 
The sequence also represents the evolution of AAW Sessions, Artist A's performance Rock series, with installments released since 2017. 
SEE: AAW SESSIONS

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"This is a personal favorite of mine in the project. Dark 2 Light serves as an incubator for my next work. It is only the beginning. Combing such visuals with my LIVE Performances will be another potential direction. And the composition created is one of a melding, shaping volcanic painting.  To push the limits of the mediums and media of which I am working with. To evolve my practice forward with these particular processes. It is an exciting adventure. And one which I look forward to bringing you on." - A

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EXPERIENCE

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The Dark Ones are Dark Dark World & Hidden
The first clips of this piece were released on the AAW Youtube Channel in May 2021. 
Dark Dark World has its origins in a spoken word piece intended for live performance.
Hidden came quite organically while considered a dark romantic poem to be performed. The visuals really described the mood i wanted it to have.

Dark Dark World

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Dark Dark World is the first of the four core pieces which found the project. 
This piece was intended for LIVE Performance. Then the Quarantine was enacted. In the solace of the studio, Dark Dark World took on a whole new life. It became an immersive work with  sound effects and green screen animations. 

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Mystery

confusion

Truth and reflection. 

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It's all right here. And It's dark. It's Dark Dark World!

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And those pretty little shells

You see out there

They're You

They're me

&

The Cosmic Choir Music

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EVERY 

SINGLE

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And you're a good friend. You're such a good friend. As far as I can tell...

See: The Gentle Slam 1: Grand Design, the precursors to Dark Dark World

Dark Dark World

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The Pretty Lit Up Ones are Pieces of The Shattered Stars & The Ecstasy of Simply Being. 
Pieces of the Shattered stars 
The Ecstasy of Simply being has its origins in a spoken word piece back from 2015 and an ambient electronic soundscape piece from 2019.

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Pieces of The Shattered Stars is
Shattered Stars began as a spoken word piece intended for live performance.

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The Ecstasy of Simply Being - Ambientsx

The Ecstasy of Simply Being
 

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The Cosmic Sound Tunnel

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The Cosmic Sound Tunnel  is a project comprised of sound pieces, drawings, physical objects and a video segment in this experience project.
The work began with drawings, Then the first sound piece was crafted as a means of describing the drawings. And it just developed from there. From drawings to digitally enhanced images to painted objects and their inclusion in the video segment.

The Cosmic Sound Tunnel (3)Artist Andrew Ackerman
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SEE The Cosmic Sound Tunnel: Special Features Page
For More

Selected Songs From The Experience

Soulful Screaming with Electronic Disruptions started as a song back in 2015 and it has continued to be refined over the past several years.  

From The Dark To The Light (Rock & Roll Overture) Artist Andrew Ackerman
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From The Dark To The Light (Rock & Roll Overture) was one of the final tracks to be included within the experience. It truly encapsulates the essence of the project in lyrics and song.
It is my intention to include this song in a future live performance set. It will be placed towards the beginning of the set. It really is this track that ignites and gets you revved up for what's about to go down. I set the stage and then I rock out. 

From The Dark To The Light (Rock & Roll Overture) Artist Andrew Ackerman
00:00 / 13:41

From The Dark To The Light (Rock & Roll Overture) was one of the final tracks to be included within the experience. It truly encapsulates the essence of the project in lyrics and song.
It is my intention to include this song in a future live performance set. It will be placed towards the beginning of the set. It really is this track that ignites and gets you revved up for what's about to go down. I set the stage and then I rock out. 

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Dark 2 Light:  Project Blog Posts

Throughout the creation of this Experience Project, I kept logs on my progress in the studio, hours of stock footage, some content did not make the final project.   These works may find their  way into other projects. 
The Blog Posts were ways to keep you apprised of advances in the levels of the work. The blog is where the week to week updates occur. 

Below you will see the links to all the blog posts released which relate to Dark 2 Light. Those released before, during and after the feature of the project in the group show.


The Cosmic Sound Tunnel: Drawings 1
The Cosmic Sound Tunnel: Sound Piece 1
Dark Dark World Clips
Hidden Clips
Shattered Stars Clips
Ecstasy Clips
From The Dark To The Light: A Project Described
 Exhibition & Summer Projects In New York
New York Group Exhibition
Chelsea Street Side Reception

 

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The Future of This Experience Project

This has only been one serving of the several servings which make up the full project. The  full project's running time is 70 Minutes. Artist A has plans for the future of this project. At which time, you will find out more. For more on this iteration of Dark 2 Light as well as a potential future iteration,  We will revisit this project and offer new visual and audible treats at a future time. So please stay tuned.  - A

I  am considering offering another half a handful over the next several weeks via  The AAW Blog. So, look out for those treats as well. 



I see the next iteration of the project to be presented in a theater or cinema house. Headphones may not need to be used if there is surround sound. 

Thank you for joining me for From The Dark To The Light. Please stay tuned for the next experience.

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An Immersive Video Experience

By Artist Andrew Ackerman

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