The Love Song
2004 & 2013
10:03 / SD Video
Colour / Stereo sound
The Love Song looks at how creative gestures and actions can both energize and forge connections between the otherwise mundane ephemera of modern life. This is a new condensed version of a short film from 2004, which in turn was constructed using images from a long-form video installation by Scott Birdwise called Aleatorymotionpictureshow.
DIALOG (feat. music by Akisakila)
DIALOG is an abstract animated film. It is entirely synthetic; no cameras were used to create the visuals, and no instruments were used in the production of the music. The film associates moving colour-shapes with particular musical sounds in a prearranged sequence, but then plays with the ‘rules’ of the sequence to explore the relationship between harmony and dissonance in the viewer’s perceptive experience. Featuring music by Akisakila.
Orbits (feat. music by Akisakila)
3:11 / SD Video
Colour / Stereo Sound
Orbits is a simple experimental short looking at how easily representational images can be transformed into abstract ones. By reducing the perspective to a series of moving circular “peepholes,” the viewer becomes more inclined to see the shapes and their patterns than notice the live-action footage of waves and trees in plain sight behind them. Orbits is an extract from a longer work titled Welcome Back, Good Sleep? that was originally made as a visual accompaniment for a live performance by Akisakila.
Akisakila are Shub Roy and Joshua Bastien. They attempt to combine noise, electronic, dub, indie, pop, electro, hip hop, classical, avant-garde and post-musics into something that makes sense to them. Their experiments are performed with guitar, bass, synth, drum machine, theremin, toy instruments, industrial materials, various percussion, many effects, a computer, and sometimes visuals.