This is an experiment I did a couple of weeks ago at Central Saint Martins. I was exploring the theme of Duration in the form of my favourite way of life- good ol' ostranenie. It does go really well with my interest in subtly shrouding the image to reveal new experiences which would have been (ironically) hidden in their own familiarity. The idea led to a Thursday and Friday afternoon of sketching the set up, a Saturday afternoon of filming and a Sunday afternoon of warping Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. At night I watched films.
Following advice to experiment with duration on the moving image by my tutor, I decided to try it out on sound instead. After 11 years of playing Classical Piano and Harp with a sprinkle of violin and an angsty 2 years of electric guitar, something happened and I switched to visual material at the age of 18. I am still upset at the sudden swift shift and so I'm full of timid hope that it serves to be my first step back into the world of audio. In the meantime I'm holding myself back from favouring a midi over a new camera body.
This video here is rather 'revealing' as I had originally ended up concealing it more during the installation by projecting the video on multiple jagged surfaces such as the door, a corner of the screen and space. This was perceived as a 'tease' by some/many within the class. At least I assembled the space with comfy cinematic seating for my audience to get absorbed into the visuals and listen to soundscapes at different speeds coming from earphones poking from between the sofa cushions.
You can listen to the 3 variations of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor here.
I can say much much more about this project and its scope, but I'll stop here for now.
The excitement never ceases.