mooon (2015) is another work by Norwegian concrete poet Ottar Ormstad. Here again viewers encounter letter-carpets and a yellow y Ormstad identifies with.
mooon is based on live video footage shot on a Samsung S4 during travels in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania and Germany in 2014. The video may be seen as a research for documenting water on the mooon(!). Ormstad also continues his multi-lingual project using words from different languages intentionally without translation.
Like in his video natyr (2011) he's using a strong sound in the very start for creating a period of silence in the beginning of the work. Other references to his earlier works can also be found: The 'eau-poem' in the first part is closely related to his web-poem svevedikt (2006), and his first video LYMS (2009). It invites viewers for an individual experience of the video and visual poetry that is based upon the viewer's language background.
Video HD 16:9 duration: 04:36
Animation: Ina Pillat
Sound: Hallvard W Hagen & Jens P Nilsen
Concrete poetry, camera and production by director Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015
The video premiered in e-Poetry2015 in Buenos Aires