Nature is inherently synchronous. Cinema, however, can create an imaginary vacuum between image and sound, where new meanings and metaphors are hidden. The bigger the distance, the more fascinating the interaction might become: sound reveals images to us in a different way and this new image, in its turn, creates a new way to experience this sound, resonating together in a reciprocating overall experience. In ‘Sound Watch’ sound and movement revolve around each other, still they are separated, asynchronously but inextricably connected in a continuous game of attraction and rejection. ‘Sound Watch’ is based on a soundtrack of the Japanese ‘W Cube’ project, consisting of five sound fragments, interwoven with fragments from the ‘Bolero’ by Maurice Ravel. The radio play is combined with fragments from various educational and publicity films from the Prelinger archive. Image and sound are layered into a musical composition, with an adagio, moderato and a finale. From the deconstructed ruins of sound and image new combinations are made, without losing a sense of coherent structure spanning the various scraps.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

  • Format miniDV(miniDV)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color b&w
  • Year 2004-2005
  • Duration 00:29:55
  • Languageinfo
    Running text/titles: English UK
  • Artists