Hiveship Harmony

Hiveship Harmony

This pose was taken from a scene in “Misbegotten,” when Carson witnesses the retrovirused Wraith chanting, gathered around a fire to focus their minds on reaching out the nearest hive, to be rescued. I wanted to remake the scene of the Wraith, as Wraith, at home in their own culture and hive. It took a long time, because of the number of the figures involved and playing around with the lighting.
The chanting aspect left me curious to know more about Wraith auditory arts as well as performance arts, as the pose with raised arms in a group circle is associated with arts and also team-building exercises. How often would these group exercises be done, in times of peace, for togetherness, the arts, mental exercise and meditation, or other reasons or combinations of reasons? One can only speculate.
Also up for thought is the possibility of polyphonic singing and/or chanting, as Wraith have naturally multi-layered voices.
I made the lighting effect deliberately ambiguous as to whether it is a skylight or bioluminescent ceiling light (such as above the platform on “The Hive”), if it symbolic of the blending and synergistic focal point result of telepathic unity, or both, as with the living ship and the rest of the inhabitants elsewhere on board the city ship.

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