Plato's Drums

Plato’s Drums

In collaboration with Erik Sanden and Buttercup, Plato’s Drums reimagines Plato’s allegory of the cave through installation, video, song writing and live performance. Video of a band is projected onto and through a wall from which material has been cut to fabricate a drum kit. The drum kit sits in front of the wall onto which is projected video of the musicians playing without drums. On the other side, the musicians play live as video of the band all playing drums is projected onto them and the wall behind. The band performs songs inspired by ideas generated by Plato’s Cave. Bits of video leak through the holes in the wall and project on the ground and adjacent walls complicating perception.