The High Focus Institute (HFI) is dedicated to bringing spiritual wisdom into communion with the technosphere. We exist to acknowledge the potentiality of mystical engagement in the face of a world composed of the artefacts of empiricism.
Here at HFI, we believe that mystical truth can be imagined as a method of rigorous self-engagement rather than a set of facts about the physical universe. With the aid of technological tools of self-reflection it may become possible to harmonize subjective truth with an empirical truth. HFI aims to bring our participants into a greater awareness of the transformative truths available to us through technological means.
We invite you to collaborate in the discovery of your own truths in The Elevator, an open-ended interaction in a seamless projected environment. Participants engage with a certified Geminus guide, trained to facilitate a state of self-reflection and contemplation. We believe that, with the assistance of HFI’s intervention programming, technotranscendence is possible.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Stephanie Beattie and Michael Glen are artist/designers whose collaborative project The High Focus Institute comprises a series of performances and installations at the intersection of their individual practices in projection, performance art and critical design. They both studied at Parsons The New School for Design and are currently based in Brooklyn. [www.lakeswholelakes.com] [www.michaelglen.net]
GRAPHIC DESIGN BY Thom Ulmer [www.wonderpulp.com]
MUSIC BY Daniel Klag [danielklag.bandcamp.com]
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Charles Mallison [www.charlesmallison.com]