Emily Bailey Live Visuals and ACRA
*Please note, this video contains some flashing imagery.*
Kurious is a collaboration between Emily Bailey Live Visuals and ACRA. Emily Bailey is a moving image artist working with film and digital media to create abstract live visuals for bands and musicians. ACRA is an inventive electronic producer making ambient and washed out beats by fusing vintage sounds and cassette hardware with pristine production.
Kurious is a rumination on the body, cosmetic enhancement and physical perfection. By physically manipulating film and using materials that act as extensions of the body such as hair, a sense of synthetic consciousness has been engineered as the materials begin to take on a life of their own. The search for perfection becomes an unachievable and endless loop twinned with degradation and disintegration.
Mixture of analogue and digital material:
Analogue: coloured ink, oil, vinegar, hair, tape, cotton threads, cotton wool, staples, plastic discs, masking tape on 16mm black and clear leader, found 16mm film footage.
Digital: macro footage of eyes, skin, hair and blades
Digitally edited and composited.