Altered States

A creative response to an online article written by Oliver Sacks for The New Yorker. The objective is to promote Sacks' ideas and poetic approach to medical literature through visual storytelling. Watch trailers here. 

Content: Oliver Sacks
Source: The New Yorker
Photography & Video: Supisara Ngaovithunvong

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  Posters:  There are three sets of posters that individually shows a visual element: plain text, image, and a combination of both. A link provided on each poster will lead to a progression and unfolding of the narrative. 

Posters: There are three sets of posters that individually shows a visual element: plain text, image, and a combination of both. A link provided on each poster will lead to a progression and unfolding of the narrative. 

  Urban Intervention:  Once applied in a physical space, the three sets of posters are presented as a collective—as a form of printed graffiti. 

Urban Intervention: Once applied in a physical space, the three sets of posters are presented as a collective—as a form of printed graffiti. 

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Trailers: The visual elements applied in the posters are developed into trailers. This is achieved by referring to trigger words from the article, followed by creating visuals and supporting them with audio to recreate a similar experience to what Oliver Sacks describes. 

Below is a sample trailer based on one of Sacks' hallucinatory episodes: 

  Website:  Trailers are archived in a website that viewers can visit to experience the visual storytelling of the article.    Visit website here.     

Website: Trailers are archived in a website that viewers can visit to experience the visual storytelling of the article.

Visit website here.