Welcome to my online Journal where i hope to share my thoughts, feeling, inspirations, processes, problem solving, and completed works as well as works in progress.
The film was made to document an improvised sound performance / intervention in the forest and see how sound and space interact with eachother. Does the space hold the sound or the sound hold the space. The film doesn't try to prove this one way or the other, but merely document the process of experimentation, taking you with me into the woods to explore and play, finally to whirl into the oblivion of sound meeting space, space meeting sound. I had led many sound baths in the past with lots of people present, i found it very ceremonial to do this on my own, almost prayerful, an offering. , with only the birds and nature to witness the event.
From a practical point of view i found it challenging to get the shots i wanted as i was on my own, i wanted to show the viewer the walk i had to take to get to the woodland clearing and had to reposition the camera many times to show this clearly. With regards to some of the sounds i had to go back later and rerecord some of the sounds of feet in the snow as this wasn't picked up properly the first time and felt these details were vital to document the moment properly. I would love to refilm this idea but with other people to do sound and camera so i could focus on the signing bowls and the ceremony itself.