Earth Rhythms

video work
June 2019 – present

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

 

Playing and listening are one for me. I listen to the rhythms of  the Earth and in reciprocety with the surrounding, I play what I perceive. For Earth Rhythms I start playing, at the break of dusk and end when all has turned dark. The largest part of what one sees on the screen is the sky and its color subtly changing through all shades into darkness.

 

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 into darkness. 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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