Katabasis

"In various world mythologies, Katabasis refers to a trip to the underworld. The journey of Odysseus through Hades and the death and resurrection of Lazarus are classic examples of Katabasis. In my piece, the trance-like animation carries viewers through an underworld wasteland of 3D models with three distinct movements including death, limbo, and rebirth."

Artist: Cooper Holoweski

2013

Video

38min 22sec

"I started to deconstruct some of my Sketchup files and make these virtual garbage piles to sort of mimic the passage of time. Those little compositions never really went anywhere themselves but they had this weird tension of something ending and beginning at the same time."