Shrouded in Smoke

Video Installation

Year 2020
Kind
  • Video Editing
  • Visual Design
  • Sound Design
  • Graphics Programming
Tools
  • After Effects
  • openFrameworks
  • VCV Rack
  • Ableton
Collaborators
  • 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 is showing regularly until the end of 2020.

Video documentation for this project is ongoing, and in the meantime the project is still on view at 150 Media Stream in Chicago.

Me and my collaborator Odessa Sagli.