On April 12, 2002, Vital 5 Productions presented The Sky is Falling - stereoscopic photography by Ted Grudowski. This submersive environment of three dimensional photographic collages and sound create an experience that one does not look at, but looks through. These portals reveal worlds both real and imagined, examining beauty and desolate horror - worlds that will blur your perceptions of space, dimension and reality. With an original score by Robin Guthrie (of Cocteau Twins and Violet Indiana), The Sky is Falling is an experience unlike anything you have witnessed.
His meticulous collaged imagery creates landscapes that exceed the boundaries of reality and challenge the viewer to separate fact from fiction. At the heart of this collection are two large-scale installations presenting the Hanford Nuclear Site. With individual soundtracks, these visions into one of the world's most hazardous and historically eerie environments require no special slights of hand to convey their power and social significance. Balancing these overwhelming stereo experiences with topics that range from the absurd to the surreal, Ted Grudowski reveals the mind-bending mixture of art and mirage. In the end, there is no denying that the truth is often stranger than fiction.
Programs and 3-D glasses were provided to all audience members.
Ted Grudowski is a Seattle-based photographer who's professional work spans from documenting rock bands such as U2, Bjork and Nick Cave to the Cannes Film Festival and the Chicago Auto Show. His work has been featured on MSNBC and in Photodistrict News. The Sky is Falling represented Mr. Grudowski's fist solo exihibtion