NOTES: Please, watch this in a dark room (ideally with the lights off) because there may be reflections on the screen that will distract your viewing experience.
Official Submission to the Valtari Mystery Film Experiment Contest:
In September 2012, The Icelandic music band Sigur Rós invited fans, film makers and video directors to create a video for one of the songs from their album Valtari.
This is the video I made based on the song Varúð.
Except for the title (which means "caution" in Icelandic), none of the lyrics translate to anything because it is sang in "hopelandic" (vonlenska in icelandic) which is the 'invented language' with no vocabulary, grammar, etc. it's rather a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music and acts as another instrument.
Following on those tracks, I wanted to make a video that does not attempt to interpret the title but simply acts as another instrument to the music, so that the movements/transitions in the video are inseparable from the song.
Blurb: I have always been fascinated by instruments that measure time.
They are objects while time is something different - a concept as fluid in shape as water itself.
Concept, Direction, Cinematography & Edit
Jesse Lee Wadon