Words to absorb.
Mr. Bradbury, I hope you enjoy the next journey as much as this one.
Chapel architecture. Lasers. Ones and zeros, and human interactivity. Are these makings of live music performance of the future? Quite possibly, yes.
Earlier to today Stadiums & Shrines premiered what you see above—The Birth of Medusa—my inaugural attempt at combining my love of sound, motion, and poetry. It also marks the first (non-live) collaboration with audio researcher and sonic wav manipulator, RxRy as well as, the first film I’ve produced using my own footage. I hope the outcome is as much an experience for you as it was for me during its creation.
Every 10 seconds, everyday for a year, an image was captured of the sky above San Francisco. Collected and chronicled, each day passes in perfect synchronicity, displayed next to its neighbor as if comparing themselves against one another. They all watch as the winter solstice sacrifices its hue before the rest and takes its precious time waking from night. They watch each others cloud cover slowly disappear in noon’s heat and wonder what distant ocean current is shifting their winds this day. But somewhere over the course of a year they stop watching, comparing, thinking and simply exist. Day becomes days, year becomes years.
Wide-eyed and hollow, we enter this world, with no choice but to move forward and emerge from the dark. Reflected onto us is a fragmented landscape, shimmering with moments of hope while simultaneously emitting apprehension. We unknowingly let it shift our appearance. At our core were are unchanged. Our eyes, the windows within, remain ever open, for growth is a difficult process to see.
Also, try muting the above video and watching it re-scored with Julianna Barwick’s Prizewinning.
Think or Smile | Nathaniel Whitcomb © 2011