8 minutes 20 seconds is an ongoing project created (and uploaded) by London-based FL@33 – multi-disciplinary design studio for visual communication – founded by Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek. flat33.com
The original DV footage was recorded in Paris at the Place Charles de Gaulle (aka Place de l'Étoile) from the top of the Arc de Triomphe that offers a bird’s-eye view to the exceptionally busy roundabout below in which the Arc stands.
The soundtrack was composed and performed in November 2009 especially for this video piece by the amazing Mercury Quartet mercuryquartet.com. (Sound starts slowly after 1 minute 29 seconds)
Please also visit flat33.com/flat33_v2/frameset_8min20sec_1.html for more info on the ongoing 8min20sec project that also includes a series of prints available online at Stereohype – graphic art & fashion boutique. stereohype.com/pages/ga_8min20sec_5.asp
8min20sec (2009) was first screened on Friday, November 6th, 2009, in London's Transport Museum (LTM) as part of a D-Fuse curated evening entitled Urban vs Suburban.
LTM website (ltmuseum.co.uk) excerpt:
Suburban Nights: A new programme of Friday Lates
Friday Lates start at 18.45 and go on until 22.00.
Sounds of the Suburbs
Friday 6 November 2009
Tune in to a multi-sensory journey of light, image, colour and sound with D-Fuse, Labmeta, *Spark and Electrovision and their collaborative set - Urban vs suburban with VJing, audio visual performance and screenings complete with silent disco. Check out Designated Area artist Andy Morgan's live illustration of a classic cityscape with a suburban twist.
Cocktail du soir: Decks and tonic.
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