SEPARATOR is a 42-minute, single channel digital video work with a multi-channel electronic soundtrack. It is a collaboration between Matt O'Hare (visuals) and Prism House (music).
The visual content of SEPARATOR is best understood as a series of algorithmically-generated living collages that utilize a variety of found materials including architectural simulations, video game screen-captures, animations of surgical procedures, and hundreds of elements taken from internet advertisements. The result is a digital hallucination that rapidly oscillates between the beautiful and alienating, and is reminiscent of the literature of Philip K. Dick, the films of Godfrey Reggio, and the euthanasia sequence at the end of Soylent Green.
SEPARATOR is experienced best in a darkened cinema equipped with a 16:9 projection surface, four loudspeakers configured for quadraphonic sound, and a subwoofer.