Fading Masks, Where Poetry and Virtual Art Collide
The latest virtual installation by Haveit Neox, Fading Masks, is open until March 31st at Berg by Nordan Art. Haveit Neox’s style is unique in that it often blends poetry/narratives with visual creativity and sound, a thoughtful process that results in a captivating experience. Fading Masks is a work complete with its own poetry and soundtrack, both also by the artist. See Million Happy Endings for an enjoyable review of this installation.
Although the installation was accompanied by its own gripping narrative, my personal impression of the work leaned towards this quote, by Haruki Murakami:
“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts.
Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you.
“So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.
“. . . And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over.
But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore.