At Latymer Mapping projects on saturday, artist Sandra Crisp showed us her film, Subterranean Rivers of London. Intriguing use of Maya software to envisage our long lost rivers as some type of essential, but dormant bodily process. Never has fluid mechanics seemed so appealing.
It is currently a silent film.
Sandra will however use this screening as the basis to record a soundtrack for the film, probably mixing music with our voices. Those present during the screening were asked to meditate on the film and then provide some sort of feedback or description.
A microphone recorded their responses and here is a sample.
Alistair: a detailed description for an imaginary soundtrack, complete with violins in the mode of Bernard Hermann's shower score.
Judith: River, brook, stream, creek, rivulet. Rivulet, creek, stream, brook, river.
Allan: the graphics induced a feeling of interconnections, spider-webs reaching out and in.
I created a spontaneous tone poem: words and ideas to match the rhythm of the images.
Looking forward to seeing how Sandra sculpts our words into the mix for her Subterranean Rivers of London.