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The Crystal Spirit Or: How I Became an Anarchist - Installation View

Each major project I have focused on so far covers roughly 3 years of work from start to show. Within each, there tends to be a selection of pieces that make up the larger conceptual thrust. Similar to how a painter or sculpture my show their work within an exhibition space, where 10 paintings are hung, I would have 10 videos. The videos themselves tend to be slightly narrative, surreal, and sculptural.

With the advent of Virtual Reality I've begun to move my work into a transmedia experience, where the sculptural elements and locales from the films become spaces to explore and activate within the virtual world. Each piece below either has this already integrated, or I plan to expand into VR. Please click on each project title learn more!

For full pieces, please contact me directly at andyfedak@gmail.com.

The Crystal Spirit or: How I Became an Anarchist

This transmedia installation explores Anarchist thought through the eyes of George Orwell during the Spanish Civil War. A surrealistic documentary film and virtual reality installation, it utilizes state of the art 3d animation and interactive VR techniques to immerse the viewer inside the worldview of the anarchist.

How to Lose Weight in Seven Easy Steps

HAVE THE BODY YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED - with these Seven Easy Steps the fat will just fall away and all the world will see the “REAL YOU”. But wait, there’s more! You may even see the “REAL WORLD” too!

*[You give us permission to use your image, body, or related content (such as internal organs) enhanced by us. This means, for example, that you permit the manipulation of your consciousness via 3d projection mapping, stereoscopic imaging, pixelation, augmented reality, and any other amazing technique known or not known (and in the sonic domain as too!).]

The Portal and The Form

Portal - The bathroom is our last refuge. No one can follow you into the shitter, nor will your sphincter allow you to escape. With nowhere to go and no one to bother it, the mind is forced into its natural inclination. Upon this lonely throne a space opens up, a cog is loosened, and out flows anarchism. But as quickly as it began, this bowel movement ends and we return to the world flushed, unable to fathom this freedom.

Form - There are moments which can never be forgotten. A crack forms and out trickles something that does not make sense, but feels right. A pressure slowly builds up to take the world we inhabit and make it fit this sense. Reality bends to our beliefs until we look upon our own hands and are unable to figure out what they do. Anarchism envisioned today is surreality.

Orange County Surreality

There is a chasm between what an object is and our own conception of the object. We have a personal understanding of how something operates: what it is and can do physically. However, working at lower oscillation, objects extend out into the world metaphysically, invisible to the eye. If we see through a glass darkly, then this is what we would see without it. It is a removal of the apparatus for a moment, a reflection upon that moment, and its allegorical extension into space and time.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things that is disproportionate to the actual source of worry.

Toilet and Office

A selection of early experimental animation and visual effects work, that revolves around the slippery slope one has in relation to their work environment being all too comfortable over time.