Earth Rhythms

video work
June 2019 – present

Earth Rhythms is a performance and ritual, which I document through a series of video works.

I began playing to the rhythms of earth turning at sunset in the summer of 2019. Playing and listening is one for me. I listen to the rhythms of earth and this is what I play.
For Earth Rhythms I start playing, when it is light and end when it has turned dark. The largest part of what you see on the screen is the sky and its color subtly changing until all we see is black.

The first film was shot in January 2020. In the jungle of Mexico I stand on a roof, in an area which used to be the land of the Mayan people. I spent 5 days there together with a small team. Every evening we walked through the jungle to reach that rooftop in order to listen to earth turning and to tune in. The films are created with one shot.

 

Earth Rhythms
(Yellow Planetary Human)
2020
1- channel film
Color, sound
Recorded in HD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Loop, 28 minutes
Edition 6 + 2 ap

Camera and production: Victoria Clay
Assistant camera and production: José González

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