16:00:00 GMT / 13 November / 2010 – More than 300 simultaneous points of view, filmed at precisely 4pm GMT on November 13, 2010, playing back together and in perfect sync. (Motion Credits: Erin Cooney & Martin Libich)
Erin Cooney's THE SIMULTANIA PROJECT is a video artwork about experiencing a single moment in time from as many points of view as possible. On Nov. 13, 2010, more than 300 global participants filmed their first-person experiences of the world at precisely the same moment in time and uploaded them to Cooney for inclusion in the Simultania video installation. This large-scale, immersive 3-channel video environment is in production now. Various online videos of the 1-minute-moment, like the one above, are viewable here.
The Simultania Project is about transcending one’s normal, singular sense of being in the world for a chance to experience the “hyper-reality” that emerges out of a multi-layered perspective. It’s meant to act as proof to an incredulous mind that reality is always occurring in places where we are not, and that other experiences of reality are taking place besides our own.