Adam Chodzko: Deep Above, World Première, Watershed, Bristol

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Adam Chodzko’s new film Deep Above will première on Friday the 20th of November at Watershed, Bristol, UK.

The 30 minute film is deliberately hypnotic and is intended to induce a state of consciousness in which the viewer is highly responsive to suggestion. It uses techniques found in hypnosis therapy that typically recover suppressed memories or allow modification of behaviour by suggestion.

The mind-altering techniques employed in Deep Above attempt to bridge the psychological gap between paralysis (induced by fear) and our ability to take action against the imminent threat of climate change. The artist is in fact attempting to rewire the viewer’s consciousness.

The film adopts the language of meditation and explores the behavioural psychology within ‘Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change’ the renowned book by George Marshall. The work also benefits from the guidance the artist received from Dr Adam Harris, University College London, an experimental psychologist with expertise in communication and belief change.

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Artist Info

Adam Chodzko’s new film Deep Above will première on Friday the 20th of November at Watershed, Bristol, UK.

The 30 minute film is deliberately hypnotic and is intended to induce a state of consciousness in which the viewer is highly responsive to suggestion. It uses techniques found in hypnosis therapy that typically recover suppressed memories or allow modification of behaviour by suggestion.

The mind-altering techniques employed in Deep Above attempt to bridge the psychological gap between paralysis (induced by fear) and our ability to take action against the imminent threat of climate change. The artist is in fact attempting to rewire the viewer’s consciousness.

The film adopts the language of meditation and explores the behavioural psychology within ‘Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change’ the renowned book by George Marshall. The work also benefits from the guidance the artist received from Dr Adam Harris, University College London, an experimental psychologist with expertise in communication and belief change.

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