Paradigm Shift: Tapping into the Quantum Field


Paradigm Shift is loosely inspired by a fundamental concept in quantum field theory which wrestles with the various notions of reality: visible vs. invisible, physical vs. non-physical reality, 0 and 1 reality. The music is composed with a virtual instrument called quantum oscillators whereby the different numbers of harmonics, order, and frequencies produce a unique sound wave accordingly. Transitioning from a parochial way of defining visible reality as the only reality, this performance specifically addresses the notion of manipulation of reality by the narrative control in the media-saturated world.  The 3D box represents a three-dimensional world where one only lives with a limited sensory and understanding of the world shaped by the media. Therefore the person is trapped in a prison cell (as indicated by wires) blinded by the multitude of worldviews and perceptions. However, throughout the performance, the 3-d box (a person contained in a prison cell, in this case, the performer) moves and expands reacting to the live improvisational violin sound in an effort to break free from the 3-dimensional reality and takes a quantum leap to perceive the reality in a new dimension and perspective.  Overall, this audio-visual intermedia performance demonstrates the paradigm shift in order to free oneself from the enslavement of parochial perceptions and manipulations of minds.                       

Concept, Video, Music, Performance: Cecilia Suhr

Technical Support: Martin Ritter