“Bjornekaeden Revisioned” is an experiment in visual music-making that uses an ignored outdoor urban space, a commercial alley wall, like an artistic canvas. The frames contains a musical duo and layered black and white images that appear and disappear with the musical phrases of the soundtrack, a variation on a Danish Folk Tune. Within this musical conversation, images and flow like ideas from one to the next and sometimes take on a life of their own. The song moves through multiple-odd time signatures and repeats itself three times as we see the duo in various odd configurations within the canvas before arriving at a common endpoint. The use of layered imagery was inspired by the giant mural photographs of Agnes Varda and JR on natural and man-made surfaces across rural France during an epic art-making journey in 2017. The anthropomorphization of the space combined with repeated musical movement was inspirited by the work of film-maker Jacques Tati who expresses human, object and location relationships through an interwoven ballet of actions and reactions.
Bjornekaeden (Danish Folk Tune) -variation written and arranged by Katheryn Petersen, performed by Teapot in the Tuba (Katheryn Petersen -Accordion, Mike Allen -Clarinet), recorded by sound engineer Brent Cross at Grizz Studios.
Video concept and art direction by Katheryn Petersen and Darcy Muenchrath.
Videography, editing and special effects by Darcy Muenchrath of Hinge Visual.
Shot Sept 23, Final edit completed December 11, 2018.