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“The story behind The Trip goes back many years, almost 2 decades! The first version was an observation of about how much time in Space humans might have to spend. Practical subjects like: getting accustom to being weightless or time without a distinction between day or night.

Thinking further, I could not help to imagine that by being “out there” increases significant risks and could bring on unimaginable consequences. And it was at this point I felt the need to explore ideas on how to broaden this subject creatively. The Trip was created to be like any cautionary tale. With an intent to enlighten, but also, with a meaning and purpose.

The first performance was in the Grand Palais during the Art Paris in 2009. With over 100 film extracts from science fictions films - the parts where the plots arrive at an irreversible stage and going back to way things were are no longer possible. In a 1 ½ hour presentation of film, visual art and sound, the viewers are taken on a space adventure that accentuates the beauty and hazards of Space Travel and even an alien abduction!

Over the years, the project enhanced where I could invite visual artists such as the visionary French visual artist Robert Android and Japan’s visual outfit Cosmic Lab. And like any expanding Universe, The Trip concept is about to embark on another journey but this time, a giant leap forward.

Since the beginning of The Trip in 2009, technology has evolved in many exciting ways and thus, the quality of the immersive performance benefits greatly. And with these new levels, the idea of exploring more expansive subjects can now be reachable.

The next Trip performance will explore the subject of The Black Hole. The phenomenon of a Black Hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.

And why this subject:

Because a mind-bending hypothesis explains that our universe could have branched off from a black hole singularity in another universe. We do not live inside of a black hole, but that does not rule out the possibility that our universe was born from one.

And why does this matter:

Because if true, then Time and Space is subject to the physicality of Black Holes. Meaning, we could have always been spiraling towards one.

But what would happen if we could survive the pull force of a Black Hole to enter in to it?

What could lie on the opposite side of it?


I am delighted to explore these questions and more through a multi-sense performance I entitled “The Trip: Enter The Black Hole”.

— from  JEFF MILLS
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