swingsong (purplerain) is part of an ongoing series of split-screen videos. In this piece, the horizon line is featured, and is emphasized by the letterbox, or long horizontal format, of the piece. It becomes cinematic, and somewhat removed from reality--a dramatization and fictionalization of the landscape. Ordinary occurrences are made extraordinary by the sheer force of the image in each channel rocking back and forth, and alternately “crashing” into each other, then slowing down and eventually coming to rest.
Sound acts as the anchor, is a layered mix of water sounds, my own humming voice, breath, bells, and a stand-up bass feeding back. All of the audio is meant to resonate as a life-force, or internal energy hum.