"Departure Lounge, a film and sound installation, focuses on an illness that led to two weeks in hospital. During this stay I was given the drug Cyclosporine that resulted in a psychedelic trip experience, one that was filled with a never ending black hole that I felt I would never be able to get out of…Departure lounge evokes this journey of both despair and hope of an escape, both from my illness and the hospital bed."
UK, electronic innovator and sound artist, Riz Maslen, has recorded under the guises of Neotropic and Small Fish with Spine and has been described as one of the most prominent women composers working in post-techno experimental electronics. “My work is continually growing and I as an artist which to both challenge and push the boundaries in all aspects of my work. “
Riz Maslen’s Departure Lounge was part of March 2014’s edition of Dear Serge at the De La Warr Pavilion.
[ I found that this video evoked a genuine sense of dread and unease and, upon reflection, it also reminds of the frightening potential for transmission demonstrated by the experimental drug in the film, Banshee Chapter(which is, arguably a Lovecraftian reinterpretation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.)]