This was created as a commissioned project for Film Pop, which asked artists to make an "Auroratone" film loosely based on a process invented by Cecil Stokes in the 1940s, using the music of one of the musicians performing at Pop Montreal 2012. The curator, Kier-la Janisse, explains that an Auroratone is a "non-diegetic, non-narrative, audiovisual kaleidoscope designed to soothe the mind".
My Auroratone is a cut-out animation that attempts to create orderly pixel patterns using only hand-cut and hand-arranged materials, without any grids, rulers, or visual guides. A stream-of-consciousness series of abstract patterns dance, transform, answer to one another, and at times evolve into recognizable icons, as if sending subliminal messages from a child's play session. Back-lit pastel colorscapes reflect the airy, other-wordly transmission of Julia Holter's song “So Lilies”.
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