The Mikey Explosion is an Immersive VR (Virtual Reality) environment, conceived to convert the physical space into a site-specific film set for the creation of new contents, parallel narratives, overlapping times and rolled dimensions through the use of a Blue Screen technology. It builds the prerequisites for imaginative teleportation within the legendary “Man in Black” movie scene by Barry Sonnenfeld of 1997, where an alien named Mikey is interrogated and then exploded by two non-governmental agents on the border between Mexico and the United States.

The Walls become portals open on scenarios invisible to the naked eye, above which fluctuate a series of magnetized works, built through the fragile concatenation of further levels of suspension. Black opaque surfaces, curved aluminum bars, suspended ping-pong balls, and a levitating luminescent sponge, are witnesses of the tragic event stuck in the apex of its drama.

The work has been produced during the homonym flash show opening at Sondare L’altrove project curated by Milena Becci.

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view. 2019. (ph. Michele Alberto Sereni).

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view with chroma key teleported background.

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view with chroma key teleported background.

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view. 2019. (ph. Michele Alberto Sereni).

Luca Pozzi, GG Augmented Detector. 2019.

Luca Pozzi, GG Augmented Detector (detail)

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view. 2019. (ph. Michele Alberto Sereni).

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view with chroma key teleported background.

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view with chroma key teleported background.

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view. 2019. (ph. Michele Alberto Sereni).

Luca Pozzi, Home Plate Platform. (detail), 2019.

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view. 2019. (ph. Michele Alberto Sereni).

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view with chroma key teleported background.

Luca Pozzi, The Third Eye Prophecy Matrix #1, 2019. (ph. Michele Alberto Sereni).

Luca Pozzi, Mikey Explosion, installation view with chroma key teleported background.

Luca Pozzi, Yin & Yang String. 2019.

This is my favorite moment in human history, 2019. (ph. Michele Alberto Sereni).

Luca Pozzi, This is my favorite moment in human history, (detail) 2019.

 

MIKEY EXPLOSION | VR

VR Post-production and photo shooting by Natascia Giulivi.