Video : Paul Williams
Music : Mika Vainio - Se On Olemassa (It Is Existing) - Sokeiden Maassa Yksisilmainen On Kuningas (In The Land of The Blind One-Eyed Is King) - Touch TO:54
Best experienced with headphones.
This piece is inspired by the JG Ballard novel of the same name and describes a journey to Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness) Abu Dhabi. The island is currently under construction and will feature both Louvre and Guggenheim museums as well as a golf-course, marinas, hotels and beaches.
I have used the classic Ballardian narrative of Crisis > Evaluation > Possibilities and composed the video around Mika Vainio's music which provides a sonic structure for the visual material.