this has been on the back burner for a while, finally managed to piece it together... celluloid warfare returns
parts of insects are destroyed through the projector and a complex soundtrack aims to create a heightened audio visual experience.. my thoughts at the moment center around synesthesia, specifically where movements are translated to an abstract sound. I like very much to play with this relationship between movement, sound and the human senses.
" In Cardia (Étude Op 2), layers of digital representation coalesce with analog abstraction, forming the interior and exterior of a myogenic muscular organ. Cardia starts off with a tremor of movement without resolution, beginning a myopic journey through a cavernous and alien space. As disorienting and mesmerizing as it is wholly enveloping, the viewers gaze recedes slowly, at which point the form is revealed in its entirety. The transgression from interior to exterior coincides with a backdrop of crystalline shards -- a magnification of the form imploding, itself transforming into a cloud of iridescent particles and then fading to black."
A visual piece by Michael Zoidis & Jodie Southgate, exploring the hazy slow-building ambient piece 'a2' by Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm.
"For the video I cast my mind back to an old chemistry set I had when younger and experimented with some milk, food colour, vinegar and a macro lens to create a visual piece to accompany the music. The results were unexpected. I was rather pleased with some and I wanted to share them with you." - Michael Zoidis, director
"An ambient track that wraps itself around your synapses like balm as they've been dwindled by the unavoidable daily contact with Skrillex and PSY." - Noisey Video Premiere
Working with macro lenses to play with object sizes, chemicals, explosives, blow torches, inks, speakers and blenders we set out to create an abstract World that referenced the importance of creativity, innovation, science & food culture. From burning meat to look like meteorites, dripping liquid metal on to pineapple’s, making steaks look like mountain ranges and creating Universes in blenders.
Demon Days: Alvin Leung
Director: Ryan Hopkinson
DoP: David Procter (@davidprocterdop)
Focus Puller: Tom Turley
Camera Assistant: Chris Rogers
Executive Producer: Stephen Whelan at White Lodge
Production Manager: Sibylle Boettger
Editor: Sally Cooper at Cut + Run
Grade: Julien Biard at Finish
Sound Design: Sound Node
Set Design: Thomas Petherick