The Natures project consist in a series of multi-screen installation pieces and a live audio-visual performance in collaboration with musicianMira Calix and cellist Oliver Coates. Natures explores the dialogue between "the natural" and "the artificial", creating a world where these two elements coexist harmoniously. Interpreting plants' organic behaviours, computer-generated elements become part of the natural world and vice versa.
Commissioned by Faster Than Sound and Aldeburgh Music (2008)
Music: Mira Calix, Oliver Coates
Producer: Joana Seguro (Lumin)
Assistants: D. Knowles, G. Berton, Y. Li, G. Korossy, P. Marquez, Mokhtarzateh, M. Gil, G. Gremigni, G. Polizzi
Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta and Warp Records as part of the Warp Works and 20th Century Masters show this video is an accompaniment to the Mira Calix track, Nunu.
The live performance of Mira Calix’s Nunu is performed with a tank of insects including cicada’s, cockroaches, crickets and beetles. The audio and video is sampled from the insects in real time and mixed live. Sadly, some venues will not allow the use of live insects so we were commissioned to make a pre filmed version. The concept was to present an environment where each type of insect could be sampled individually whilst being sensitive to displaying the mood of the music and the ways in which the piece was originally conceived.