This video was edited using footage shot from a rehearsal for ANGELUS NOVUS, a live performance which took place in Chicago at the AV-aerie in October, 2008.
As part of the rehearsal process, actors took part in daily sessions of physical training, which pushed them to elevate their presence, awareness, energy, and creative capacity through a series of physical exercises which identify the dynamics of the ensemble through the exploration of balance, voice, and movement.
The footage contained herein was from one such training session, the experience of which is often described as both chatoic and ecstatic. I thought rendering the documentation through a kaleidoscope would most accurately portray the nature of the training: the sensation of infinite and exponential momentum, and the expressive potential of uninhibited motion. It is a gesture of love for a process of creating live performance which is uniquely rigorous and playful.
MUSHY - CAN I HOLD THE SKY (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) /
Directed by: Francesco Brunotti (francescobrunotti.com)
Motion Graphics / Animation: Francesco Brunotti
File Under: Dream sequence, Dark Journey, shoegaze, electronic music, ambient music vimeo.com/69908327