Harrell Fletcher b. 1967
The Forbidden Zone (2000)
Collaborative project with Chris Johanson, David Jarvey, Elizabeth Meyer and Alexis Van Hurkman. Video, drawings and sculptural models were used to address Jarvey's interest in an early Star Trek episode. Jarvey, who has Downs Syndrome, identifies with a character from the episode, Captain Christopher Pike. Pike has been disabled and wants to go to the forbidden planet, Talos 4, where he can live with the illusion of being "normal" once again. As part of the installation Jarvey and Johanson were shot on a blue screen and imposed onto footage from the actual Star Trek episode.
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