The sound of a plane is fading away as a parachutist is
free falling towards a land of memories. He lands in a field
of cempasuchil flowers (yellow marigolds) surrounding
a gigantic metallic key. As he turns the key by curiosity, the
traveler gets taken away on a magical journey through time
and place, somewhere between dreams and reality.
A peaceful setting of tranquility awaits as you enter the Grand Chapiteau. The stage
is awash in cempasúchil flowers in bloom, arranged in neat rows around its central
apex, being tended to by two diminutive robots (the bots more than resemble those from
C:LAB’s "ROGA" video – a video presented by Steven Openheart as part of the LED talks
on a type of yoga he developed specifically to diminish the stress and sense of
exclusion robots can feel when exercising) – "achoo!" – and a pair of hummingbirds who
do their darndest to pollinate every flower in the field. All overseen by the huge sun
disk projecting a calming shade of blue.
But soon this serene, quiet locale is disturbed by the outside world. At the tell-tale
sound of a prop plane flying overhead, a man suddenly jumps into view - a tourist out
looking for adventure - with a small parachute pack on his back. As he makes his free-
fall, the tourist unwisely consults a map; it is blown out of his hands within seconds.
Losing his map is the least of his worries, however. When it comes time to deploy his
chute... it won't open! Tumbling now head-over-heals as panic ensues, he wrestles with
the pack, willing it to open when it too flies out of his grasp – ay dios mio!
Out of time, and out of luck, he reaches for a handle poking out of the top of the pack
just as it twists away. Tugging reveals it's a small umbrella!
Undaunted, he opens the umbrella and uses it to gently coast to the ground. And after
taking a moment to collect himself, he comes within a hairs breath of being clobbered
by his pac, which has fallen from the sky with a THUD. Thankful for his good luck, he
rummages through it to find his water canteen, which he slips out to quench his thirst.
But wouldn't you know it's bone dry? Before he can complain too loudly about his
situation though, he spots a rather interesting looking relic nearby... a monument
that looks like a large bronze key. As curiosity wins out over thirst, he saunters
over and turns its handle... unwittingly winding up and unlocking the imaginary world