Shrouded in Smoke

Video Installation

Year 2020
  • Video Editing
  • Visual Design
  • Sound Design
  • Graphics Programming
  • After Effects
  • openFrameworks
  • VCV Rack
  • Ableton
  • Odessa Sagli

Shrouded in Smoke is a shifting field of abstract forms.

Shadows cast by dancing figures filter through progressively agitated environmental imagery. Prompted by the devastating Australian bushfires, the work ties human action and natural disaster in a cyclical three-act structure. It weaves together images of trees and foliage reflected in water to create an environment that progressively becomes more agitated and deconstructed.

It is a large-scale video work, with accompanying ambient sound, made for display on the 150 Media Stream installation in Chicago. It showed regularly until the end of 2020.

Me and my collaborator Odessa Sagli.