Direction, Camera & Editing: G. Yu
This work originated as a short exercise exploring the art of memory, and ended up being a kind of creepy Carl Dryer inspired/infused music video concept piece.
Visuals inspired by Maria Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and bits from St. Augustine's Confessions. Relevant texts below.
Music: J.S. Bach, Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
Maria Rilke, #29 Sonnets to Orpheus
"Silent friend of many distances, feel
how your breath is enlarging space.
Among the rafters of dark belfries
let yourself ring. What preys on you will
strengthen from such nourishment.
Come and go with metamorphosis.
What's your most painful experience?
If what you drink's bitter, turn to wine.
In this huge night, become
the magic at the crossways of your senses.
Be what their strange encounter means.
And if the earthly forgets you,
say to the quiet earth: I flow.
Speak to the rushing water -- say: I am."
St. Augustine, Confessions:
"I come to the fields and spacious places of memory, where are the treasures of innumerable images, brought into it from things of all sorts perceived by the senses. This is stored up, whatever besides we think, either by enlarging or diminishing, or any other way varying those things which the sense hath come to; and whatever else hath been committed and laid-up, which forgetfulness hath not yet swallowed up and buried."