PARADOX & CONFUSION
The Guardians of Truth
After exiting the AWAKE performance video in Room 1, each guest is instructed to switch wireless headsets to Zone 2 for an original ambient composition by Grammy and Tony Award winning musician Duncan Sheik, serving as the soundtrack to the next five rooms. Upon entering the room visitors encounter two identical compositions, painted in opposite colors, facing each other on opposing walls. Giant wall-mounted vinyl closeups cover the entire wall behind each painting. The effect acts as an immersive passageway. Inspired by Zen temples in Japan, where one will often encounter two fierce, demon-like figures at either side of the entrance referred to as the guardians of truth and named Paradox and Confusion. The temple represents each individual’s interior mind, where truth can be found only after passing beyond paradox and confusion.