The one-shot video Earth Rhythms, 2020 shows the artist Ayumi Paul standing on a concrete surface, which is partly overlooked by tropical tree tops. As she tunes into the rotation of the earth with her violin, the sky gradually, almost imperceptibly, grows darker. After everything visible has disappeared into the darkness, the playing continues to resound with the rhythms of the spinning planet. As is often the case in Paul’s work, in Earth Rhythms the compositional contexts are expanded to include the parameters of space and time in such a way that they transcend purely human nature. The artist shifts perceptual perspectives and something non-audible becomes palpable.
1- channel film
Recorded in HD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Loop, 28 minutes
Edition 6 + 2 ap
Concept, performance, direction: Ayumi Paul
Camera and production: Victoria Clay
Assistant camera and production: José González
The video was shot in Yucatán, Mexico.
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