Birth is a kinetic film that combines computer geometrical forms and electroacoustic sounds. Investigating the abstract morphologies that lay within the integration of audio-visual media by searching for correspondences between musical and pictorial harmony. By ultising a palette of organic and architectonic audio-visual media, Birth forms correspondences within and beyond the screen. The metamorphosises of form, through kinesthetic intervention, are consolidated in virtual spatial-temporal landscape. The audio-visual entities that exist there rapidily change, avoiding resolution to encourage intensity through the apparent motion of materials.
Birth is inspired by the early avant-garde film makers such as Oskar FischingerMotion Painting (1947), Viking Eggeling Diagonal Symphony (1925), Hans Richter Rhythmus 21 (1921) and the unique animation style of Yoshinira Kanada Birth (1984) and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984).
Sound materials recorded at a variety of geographical locations, Tenerife, Spain and Manchester, UK :
- Rocks fall into a 'barranco', Tenerife, Spain.
- Shouts and handclaps in a deserted underground car park, Tenerife, Spain
- Parrots and other exotic bird calls, Tenerife, Spain.
- Long distance irrigation pipe, Tenerife, Spain.
- Inner city traffic, Manchester, UK.
- Synthetic sounds produced at Thought Universe Studio, Manchester, UK.