This series of short videos explores the notion of repetition through the isolation of specific gestures. The series focuses on animal interactions with their environments, specifically involving repetitve activities surrounding consumption.

consume repeat #1 humorously explores the movements of Great White Egrets as they catch their morning fish, and when they score a particularly juicy catch, their run back to shore. Organic gestures are mechanized through the editing process, and the movements speak to habit, compulsion, obsession, and absurdity.

The visual effects applied to all three videos position them in the realm of a futuristic hyper-reality while simultaneously resonating with the popular culture of low-fi imagery of youtube animal videos and gifs. Using humour and beauty, the videos explore the complex relations between species and the need for survival.

Filmed in Bolivar, Colombia
Audio samples by Klankbeeld, Sailor55, & Markedit (freesound.org)

Nicole Rayburn 2016

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