THIS IS IT. Open your third eye and let your fate be sealed by Frank Booth’s cousin’s brother in this experiential walkthrough installation inspired by the locally filmed “Blue Velvet.“
Wilmington native Joel Fernando is curating the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival’s “Blue Velvet” Tour – an experience dubbed the “Bus to Lumberton” – as an all-day FREE multimedia experience.
The experiment goes down from noon to midnight on Saturday at 108 Market St.
When visitors stop by the building – disguised as a shop – they’ll discover a few “Blue Velvet” secrets. As they explore the installation, which will include a spiritual medium, a peep show and, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, an upstairs speakeasy, surveillance cameras will capture their experience.
Fernando revealed a few details about the piece during a peek inside the building earlier this week.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen – I’m not sure what the footage will look like at the end – but that’s really what’s interesting about it for me. You don’t know how it’s going to turn out,” the long-time Cucalorus volunteer and artist said. “The whole basis is a social and psychological experiment with heavy documentation.”
The experience also will include tapas, two “test subjects” (you may be able to feed one of them sausages for a small fee) AND a screening of David Lynch’s “Meditation, Creativity, Peace” at about 2 p.m. Fernando also will raffle off tickets for free spiritual readings.
Read more about the Bus to Lumberton in Encore Magazine, here, and the StarNews here.