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  • Video Clip: Par l'Oeil de la Cyclope Enceinte

    par l'oeil de la cyclope enceinte

    Holes in the earth have since the beginning of mankind been considered as entries to the underworld. Making a journey inside the earth is a reflexive experience in which someone searches her/his own deep self. What lies inside this/our own mysterious darkness?

    Gaston Bachelard writes about the holes in the earth as the eye of the Cyclopes. The Cyclops' eye is like the crater of a volcano, it carries light and fire... but it is also through fire that burnt the Cyclops' eye. Ulysse wounds the Cyclops' eye through the same fire as the one it symbolizes, transforming an origin into a fatal ending. In the video work Par l'oeil de la cyclope enceinte, we climb through the eye of the Cyclops, deep into her round and living body, until we reach her belly, warm and pregnant. The female Cyclops has a tormented male alter ego that stands on the rim of a crater - desperate of obtaining her burning love. Will the birth of the Cyclops, symbolic eruption of her body, reveal a more intimate side of her gigantic ego, or will it set the land on fire. The video ending does not give the clue. While a dance of vestals gives hope for a better future, the three characters of the plot are irradiated by the volcano burst, and transformed into a final spray of burning metal. A forge for the ultimate incandescence.

    Electroacoustic composition by Lola Ajima and live drawing performance by Yukao Nagemi. The video combines electroacoustic music based on field recording, voice, cello and digital composition with ink and digital drawing, and live visual effects.

    downloadable soundtrack — 8'09: Par l'Oeil de la Cyclope Enceinte soundtrack
    downloadable video — 8'10: Par l'Oeil de la Cyclope Enceinte video
    Flickr gallery of Still images

     

  • Video Clip: Hausfrau

    hausfrau

    The hectic life of a housewife through scenes evoking stress, frustration, anger and fear, anxiety and boredom. Both sarcastic and crude, Hausfrau is a symbolic fresco of the daily life that so many women experience. Their universe is bound to the walls of their home and their life is carefully measured and controlled by the ticking and ringing of the kitchen timer.

    Electroacoustic composition by Lola Ajima and live drawing performance by Yukao Nagemi. The video combines electroacoustic music based on field recording, voice, cello and digital composition with ink and digital drawing, and live visual effects.

     

    downloadable video — duration 7'12: Hausfrau

     

     

    Still images gallery and preparatory drawings gallery

     

  • Hausfrau

    video

    hausfrau

    The hectic life of a housewife through scenes evoking stress, frustration, anger and fear, anxiety and boredom. Both sarcastic and crude, Hausfrau is a symbolic fresco of the daily life that so many women experience. Their universe is bound to the walls of their home and their life is carefully measured and controlled by the ticking and ringing of the kitchen timer.

    Electroacoustic composition by Lola Ajima and live drawing performance by Yukao Nagemi. The video combines electroacoustic music based on field recording, voice, cello and digital composition with ink and digital drawing, and live visual effects.

     

    downloadable video — duration 7'12: Hausfrau

     

    Still images gallery and preparatory drawings gallery

     

  • Par l'Oeil de la Cyclope Enceinte

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    undersoiske vulkaner

    Holes in the earth have since the beginning of mankind been considered as entries to the underworld. Making a journey inside the earth is a reflexive experience in which someone searches her/his own deep self. What lies inside this/our own mysterious darkness?

    Gaston Bachelard writes about the holes in the earth as the eye of the Cyclopes. The Cyclops' eye is like the crater of a volcano, it carries light and fire... but it is also through fire that burnt the Cyclops' eye. Ulysse wounds the Cyclops' eye through the same fire as the one it symbolizes, transforming an origin into a fatal ending. In the video work Par l'oeil de la cyclope enceinte, we climb through the eye of the Cyclops, deep into her round and living body, until we reach her belly, warm and pregnant. The female Cyclops has a tormented male alter ego that stands on the rim of a crater - desperate of obtaining her burning love. Will the birth of the Cyclops, symbolic eruption of her body, reveal a more intimate side of her gigantic ego, or will it set the land on fire. The video ending does not give the clue. While a dance of vestals gives hope for a better future, the three characters of the plot are irradiated by the volcano burst, and transformed into a final spray of burning metal. A forge for the ultimate incandescence.

    Electroacoustic composition by Lola Ajima and live drawing performance by Yukao Nagemi. The video combines electroacoustic music based on field recording, voice, cello and digital composition with ink and digital drawing, and live visual effects.

    downloadable soundtrack — 8'09: Par l'Oeil de la Cyclope Enceinte soundtrack
    downloadable video — 8'10: Par l'Oeil de la Cyclope Enceinte video
    Flickr gallery of Still images

     

  • undersøiske vulkaner

    undersoiske vulkaner

    A 2'36" Video of visual effects on drawings by Yukao Nagemi - Soundtrack by Tony Higgins, "Ray Ives" from the documentary "Ray - A Life Underwater".

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    Under water, an androgynous human is accompanied by a dance of purple shamans while being dragged toward the abyss by a morbid fish. A mermaid silently observes the scene and, despite its discrete presence, conveys regenerative energy. Evoking both the mother's womb and the ultimate regions of the dead, this video is a prayer in memory of those who found death in the black waters of the ocean.