A motion graphic juxtaposing activity and motion in a city in comparison to underwater ecosystems. Janine Benyus’ book “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature” encouraged the exploration of the subject matter. This was based on one of Benyus’ definitions of Biomimicry, “Nature As A Model.” Applying this definition to underwater ecosystems, the habitat and the inhabitants, the video looks at how these relate to the city and the movement of people within the city.
Sound by Sarah Paul using a Sansula Kalimba.
All photographs were sourced from The Commons, edited by Sarah Paul.
All stop motion video recorded by Sarah Paul.
The city scape of Toronto in the first and last parts of the video are courtesy of The CN Tower.
Underwater footage clips (in order of appearance) taken from:
Paul Duxfield and Shelley Hibberd