"The Totem of Heavenly Wisdom"

I search for abstract forms and movements of the human body that trigger powerful associations with the processes of life and death, transforming images of "innocent" body parts into fetishistic objects, projections of the viewer's own desires and fears.

single screen movie (1.3 meg. QT movie)
Totem of Heavenly Wisdom

5-channel video art installation

In the Totem of Heavenly Wisdom, five monitors create a "video totem pole" taller than a human being.
5 screen simulation ( 1 meg. QT movie)

The music was composed and performed by Teed Rockwell to fit the character of the totemic beast. It is a synthesis of East Indian classical music and western jazz/rock.

© 1996 Tamiko Thiel, all rights reserved.