Vocem Video: a video interpretation of Impossible Music by Sean Williams

Sean Williams’ new book Impossible Music (Allen & Unwin, 2019) tells the story of a young musician who becomes deaf, and how he overcomes this dramatic change to his life. Vocem Video is a long video based on that work that was screened at the book’s launch in Adelaide (28th June, 2019).

The text follows the order of Impossible Music, chapter by chapter, and the underlying audio is from sound files that Sean made many years ago. The animations are triggered by various components of audio files: frequency, volume, time code, modulated to varying degrees by random number generators, sine waves, and more. The sequence of the audio files follows Sean’s numerical file names.

Most of the video realisation … Click here for more.

unvoiced in non-compliant 01: censorship

non-compliant is an amazing new project by Angelique Joy and Brent Leideritz bringing a wide range of subversive arts together. Existing at the intersection of culture, art, activism & thought leadership, non-compliant is a curated, quarterly publication available online & in-print.

My video, unvoiced, is one of the most extreme language manipulations I have done so far. Its source is the text of Articles 18-22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, I have removed all the vowels, rendering the text unvoiced…

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42nds and SPSS screen at Adelaide Festival Centre

42nds screening outside the Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road

Two of my videos 42nds and SPSS were screened at the Adelaide Festival Centre during April 2019 as part of their Screening Artists program. 42nds was on a giant LED screen overlooking King William Road, one of Adelaide’s main thoroughfares, while SPSS was shown on a large LED screen in the main foyer of the Festival Theatre itself.

Click here for a link to the Adelaide Festival Centre info.

You can watch the videos themselves below.

floodtide

What will our cities look like when sea levels rise amid the permanent consequences of climate change?

At last, here is the final version of my “floodtide” video. I first showed and performed it at the Paroxysm Press Showcase event at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Nearly every scene in the video has been artificially composited and animated from multiple sources, comprising over 600 clips, originally filmed in various locations around the greater Adelaide area, the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, inner city Melbourne and its Port, Far North Queensland, and more…