This post is an exploration of our artistic/filmography muses, as well as a practical update as to what we’re taking charge of individually and collectively.
First of all below are phone images of snippets of short art films. They’re wonky, grainy, blurry and messy. The background noise is often just the murmurs of a crowd or the hollow sound of an empty street. Our project is focusing on human interaction; the spaces between humanity, and the way in which we create tension/shy away from intermingling with persons we don’t know.
The first images depict two people separate, moving closer, then further away. The scene then cuts to two persons really closely connected and intertwined. They travel slowly but fluidly. There is a beauty to their movement. The strong red hue blurs the lines between flesh and background, create an otherworldly feel.
I find the next piece of work really inspiring as a way of using light and colour to portray feeling, rather than the human body. Even though our whole piece is designed around ones physical forms, this is due to unspoken societal rules and the inner conversations of ones mind. Hence, the slow, blurred shape (possibly a car?) we see here brings an emotive awakening that transcends just the bodily form.
Perspective. The adjustment between wide shots and close-ups; human form and architecture are other tools we’re aiming to use. Allowing one to zoom out into a wider context (and also starving the viewer of context at other times) can be super symbolic. For example, we’ve talked a lot about the deliberate utilsation of negative space when designing homes/buildings. It has a purpose. How then does this contrast to the negative space we see in human interaction every day? How can we explore these purposes? Are they alike at all? And if so, how can we use the camera to reflect these similarities?
In terms of roles, our entire group are taking responsibility to devote time to filming. We’re doing it in groups of two’s, three’s and four’s, using public and private space to convey our concept. Using the recontextualisation of private objects in public spaces, we’re aiming to film the physical responses of people, exploring why this is the case?
We’re also all exploring sound. Haesun has already created two sound loops, and I’ve played with the background noise from our last filming session (altering speed, pitch and tone). So we plan to collaborate once filming is finalized in order to choose what best suits our work. However, it will most likely be derived from the human noises revealed to us every day.