A video exploring an aspect of the relation between image and music, and how, even when unrelated, the brain synchronises both of them, making connections, jumping from one another, dancing, in a way. The mind's dance.
The music was created independantly of the video and performance. It was made with recorded sounds only and added effects, without any instruments or virtual synthesizers.
The dance you see is an improvisation performed on a track the dancer spontaneously chose herself. The sound is muted and replaced by the track you can hear. The dancer never heard the track prior to her performance, and thus had no idea what it would sound like. She only knew the length of the track.
The filming was also made completely independently of the music.
I simply associated the two together, synchronizing only the beginning of the track. All the rest is the work of either the brain making connections that aren't really there, or, some might say, coincidence.
I have made another video with the same track but another improvisation, which seems to work as well as this one, just demonstrating how the power of our brain can completely take over our perception of sound and image. Here it is: vimeo.com/54209027
Performer: Sarah Dell'Ava
Concept & filming: Jonathan Sardelis
Music by Jonathan Sardelis