The King + I

The King + I is a portrait of my uncle and friend, Derrick Caines who was born with Down Syndrome and later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The project is a video installation presented as a custom-built, 19th century-inspired stereoscopic cabinet. Viewable from within the mahogany cabinet is a 21-minute stereoscopic 3D video. The soundtrack emission from the cabinet is Derrick’s a-capella version of “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley. The project was made with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Posted here is video documentation of the project. Thank you to Andrea Vander Kooij for her participation in the documentation video.

Media Artist | Cliff Caines
Director of Photography | Ryan Randall
Custom Stereoscopic 3D Camera System | Ryan Randall
Cabinet Maker | Matt Hemming
Photo Documentation | Guy L’Heureux