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Packaged in a cardboard sleeve. Limited to 300 copies. "Behind every image, something has disappeared. And that is the source of its fascination. Behind virtual reality in all its forms […] the real has disappeared. And that is what fascinates everyone. According to the official version, we worship the real and the reality principle, but - and this is the source of the current suspense - is it, in fact, the real we worship, or its disappearance?" Jean Baudrillard - 'Why hasn't everything already disappeared?' Hyper-Rainforest is a large-scale sonic immersive sound installation / performance in the dark. It was curated by Micah Silver and commissioned by EMPAC (Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) in Troy, New York. It was created at Mobile Messor (Amsterdam, Troy) with original non-transformed rainforest recordings, and premiered in April 2011 with a specially designed ad hoc double-dome array of 82 speakers in the large EMPAC concert hall. Original environmental recordings done between 1990 and 2010 at multiple locations of tropical, sub-tropical and cold rainforests in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Gambia, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Japan, Senegal, South Africa, USA, Venezuela. (c) francisco lópez 2011, 2014
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